I know the followers of this blog realized I am non- commital and my 365 days of blogging my devotionals, that I started after my birthday last year, didn't exactly happen- well it didn't happen. Honestly, everyday I am challenged and I fail so badly every test that is put before me- even this blog. I am known to retreat for awhile. My friends will sometimes check on my and let me know they are missing me and that is the greatest. I am very fortunate to have the increasing number of friends that I have.
The one constant since I live in the bible belt is, they question my relationship to God via my church attendance and where I am going and if I am contributing. I am going to church, different churches, I am praying daily, sometimes hourly,sometimes I treat every christian song I hear as a prayer to God and sing it from my soul, sometimes constantly with every breath I take, I am in prayer. I am in complete realization that God is with me every second of every day.
I wonder sometime if they are inquiring so they can put me on the prayer list-
Daily Panic is struggling with the Devil, pray for her.
Hey, I'm not exclusive. As christians, we are always struggling with some "thing". I think sometimes, when my friends call, it's God's way to let them open up about something going on in their own lives. I believe God puts the right people together at the right time. To uplift and give strength to eachother during our "things."
In friendships we stand firm to this one simple act- "Put your arms around eachother." Be it during joys or sorrows. Nothing is felt and gives such reassurance as a hug does.
A friendship kit- consists of these things-
Rubber bands- to hold friends close
Tissues- to dry a tear
Recipies - to make and share
Stationery- to write notes of encouragement
Band-aids- Reminders that friends help heal a hurting heart
Poems- to express your love
Prayers- to lead your friend to God
Thank you, God for the blessings of friends that draw me closer to you and reflect your love for me during this time of my life.
"A friend loves you all the time" - Proverbs 17:17