Life is filled with trials, tribulations, and a whole lot of stuff that can bring us down and as scripture shows, we cannot live a fulfilling life without friends.
God asks us to have good friends who can help guide us through this life on earth.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
This year, I have had the great fortune of re-discovering a friend who I have known since high school. We have rekindled a friendship flame that the Lord started some 49 years ago. Guided by the Lord, we lift each other up in prayer and we love each other in the spiritual manner in which the Lord blesses among friends.
Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence.
Proverbs 27:9-11 The Passion Translation (TPT)
I encourage you to keep close contact with your friends and also to make a re-connection with an old friend. When you engage in developing a lifelong friendship, you will be amazingly rewarded by the kind of love that sustains your life and builds your hope for the future.
No matter who we are, we all have gifts to share with the world.
Today’s Verse of Hope Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. – 1Peter 4:10 (New International Version)
Today’s Message of Hope No matter who you are. No matter whether you are poor or rich, weak or strong, single or married, man or woman, God is preparing you for something wonderful. In those moments in your life when you feel like nothing is happening, those moments are times when you are meant to sit quietly so that you can hear God’s instructions for your life. He may not place you immediately in the place He ultimately wants you to be all at once. Instead, He may nudge you along so that you can grasp a little at a time. This is a gentle way of training you for the greater things to come. Do not be anxious and overly eager. God is preparing you one step at a time to serve in His Kingdom and for His people using the gifts that He has bestowed upon you.
Today’s Prayer of Hope Dear Heavenly Father, your gift to me is your amazing grace. Though I am a sinner, you love me and you have saved me from eternal death. Your Son, Jesus Christ lovingly paid the price for my sins and I am truly humbled and grateful for your mercy and forgiveness. Show me the way Lord. Light my path. Mold me in your image, Lord, so I can serve you in love. Amen.