Godly Friendship

I just spent the evening with a dear friend of mine – in fact, we have been friends for nearly thirteen years! We met in a small group at a church that we both used to attend, and – all these years later – our friendship remains strong, deep, and very satisfying.

What a blessing it is to bear your heart and share your tender burdens with a trusted friend, and to also enjoy a few good laughs, too – as we did this evening. Better yet, how wonderful it is to pray with, pray for, and be prayed for by someone whose faith and trust in God encourage me along in my own faith journey.

If you are fortunate to have a few deep friendships, then you possess true wealth, indeed. And if you see someone hurting – perhaps you may not know the person well – prayerfully consider (with discernment) being a friend for that individual. Bear in mind that God may want to use you in a special way, so that the other person can experience the “hands” and “feet” of His love in human form – through you!

6 thoughts on “Godly Friendship

  1. Beautiful words, I too have some very close godly friends that support me, pray with me and advise me, and vice versa. Recently God has been challenging me to extend that to others, you are so right about looking for friends to encourage, thank you for sharing and reminding me that my job in Chris is to extend and encourage.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful evening!

    If you are fortunate to have a few deep friendships, then you possess true wealth, indeed.

    I’m working on a writing project at the moment and in that I wrote a section on friendship and said almost exactly the same thing as you. I agree that having a few close friends is an immense blessing. 🙂

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  3. Amen and Amen! I would add: a true friend will encourage you as well as dis-courage you! At least, when it’s needed! I remember living with a friend for a Summer and how we challenged each other as well as endorsing each other. This is particularly affirming for those of us who live alone… really easy to get into bad habits 🙂 May I ask – are you a bro or a sis??? 🙂

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    1. Ian – I am definitely a “sis”. In my blogging travels – both with Daily Thankful, my firsy blog, and now with Daily Hopeful – several readers have thought I was a man. No, I’m a woman from California, in her early 40s. 🙂

      And I agree with your perspective on friends who encourage and admonish one another as needed – accountability is a vital compenent of any enduring friendship/relationship.

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