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TRUE FRIENDSHIP

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” Friends love through all kinds of weather……” Proverbs 17:17 The Message
One of the things I love about the festive season, Christmas, is the motivation to catch up with friends where the business of life has intruded upon quality time. As another year draws to a close, and the beautiful spirit of this special time sinks into our being we are reminded of the true purpose of life. Relationship . We stop, and pause, pondering over the year spent. Who has shared our journey, who has travelled in a different direction, who have we lost sight of along the way ?
Just this week I was able to touch base with a special friend. Our lives have taken a very different path and our once weekly catch – ups have been all but non- existent . Work commitments and family responsibilities taking precedence.
An evening of coffee and cake ensued. We laughed and talked, filling each other in on all the happenings. The highs and lows, family, work , church and our spiritual walk. In those few short hours we were able to nurture our friendship. To re-connect and strengthen our relationship. We’ve been through a lot together, shared some of the darkest and most difficult periods, navigated seasons together , and experienced fun adventures. She is my Sista , our paths crossed, through His divine planning in order that we may DO life together. Learn from one another, encourage one another, and sometimes bring one another into check.
Friendship, true friendship lasts through all of life’s twists and turns, forges through hardship, misunderstanding, separation of time and distance and takes advantage of momentary intervals to invest in relationship. 
” Friends come, and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.” Proverbs 18:24
Reach into your heart, look into the special place where the emotions of friendship reside. Is there someone you are impressed to re-connect with, have you neglected to nurture a bond, do you need to forgive and mend a bridge ? 
Friendship is not so much about what we can receive but what we can give. To contribute to another’s journey in an encouraging and positive way.
Don’t wait until tomorrow , be a friend today.
Lxx
” The wrinkles of friendship are fine creases left by years of sharing tears and laughter- they are lines that add beauty and grace to this wonderful gift from God…….reminding us of the journey we could not have traveled alone. ” 
– Whispers of Friendship, Barbour Publishing.

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Author: sistainarms

https://thefeminineheart.wordpress.com

7 thoughts on “TRUE FRIENDSHIP

  1. Friendship is definitely one of the treasures God has given to us as humans……..thanks for the post; very timely for this season especially!……….. Glad that my post “‘My God is Awesome” was a blessing to you…….we truly serve an awesome God…….one day we will understand just how awesome He is………..blessings!……..Kim

  2. I know what you mean about that kind of frindship…I have three that while I don’t see them often…I try to keep in touch with so the bond is never broken…Diane

  3. Another poignant post. Thanks for the verses and the thoughts. These words are so true and I’m deeply touched by their message. It really gets one thinking. It would be lovely if more and more people thought as expressed here. Thank you. 🙂

    • It doesn’t take much to nurture a friendship it simply needs to be consistent . A little bit of our time regularly makes all the difference 🙂

      • That’s so true. It’s always good to constantly remind people that you love them and to take time out to show you care. 🙂

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