Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday:Friendship

" One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
~Proverbs 18:24

Friends and friendship.

My morning started out a little rough. And I got a little upset. And then I prayed. And then I called a good friend of mine. Sometimes you just need to talk to someone to make sure you're not crazy and blowing things out of proportion. It's so wonderful to have a friend who is honest with you and will tell you how it is...even if you might not like it. I value an honest friend more than one who sugar coats everything.

I needed honesty and so I called my friend. She was honest. And she gave me some very valuable advice. Some of it was, I admit, hard to hear, but I knew she was right.

You see, a good friend knows you. And if she is a woman of God she loves with Christ's love. She imparts her God-given wisdom with love. She knows when to speak and when to just be there with you. She sticks closer than a sister.

I am very fortunate to have a friend like this. And after I've spent time with her, I leave feeling blessed. I am so blessed to count her my friend.

But it doesn't just stop there. To have a friend, you must friendly in return. And so I hope I am a good friend to her too. Because friendship takes two, not just one always doing the giving and the other always doing the receiving. It's an equal process of give and take.

I hope she knows how much I love and appreciate her, her friendship is such a gift. I am beyond blessed to call her friend and I am so very thankful to call her my friend.

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