Giving thanks – Day 11

Friends

“Come over … and help us” (Acts 16:9)
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly” (Prov. 18:24)

Friends can either make you pull your hair out or they can give you difficulty falling asleep, simply because you can’t keep the smiles off your face. 

Perhaps it depends more on which kind of a friend you are.

And as for me?

God has dealt deeply with that one. It hurt. But now, I’m smiling. 🙂

Someone once said, “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you who you are”. (quote revised) 

God has a way of securing particular bonds in our lives that care for such a godly investment and growth – we’ll never fully know how it ever came to pass that such tight friendships were formed with so and so, or so and so.

Friendship needs a threefold cord: two human hearts and God.

Love your friends, not for your sake, but for their own; not for what you can get out of them, but for what you can be to them in unselfish blessing. ~ A. B. S.

“What is the secret of your life?” asked Mrs Browning of Charles Kingsley; “tell me, that I may make mine beautiful too. “He replied, “I had a friend.”

We must be as careful to keep friends as to make them.

The aim of true friendship is not to make life easy for one’s friend, but to make something of the friend. ~ J. R. Miller

Thank you Lord, for my friends.

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