Friday, March 18, 2011

Faithful Friend

Friendship is one of Gods most precious and remarkable gifts. As I prepare this week to travel and be reunited with a close friend and to meet another whom I cherish and respect, I am so thankful for the gift of friendship and for the reminder that brings. The reminded that it is more blessed to give than to receive.

I pray that I will take on the mind and nature of Christ and that my friendships with others reflect Him.

That I am quick to listen and slow to speak.

That my words would be laces with grace and would be used as tools in the hand of God to build up the faith and life of another.

That I would go before the throne of grace often desiring not to lay burdens of my own down at His feet, but the cares and concerns of others.

I would rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

That the light of Christ shining from within me would light the path for the journey that someone else had been called to travel.

That the counsel I offer would be to seek first the will of God

Lord, help me to be a true and faithful friend that I might honor you!

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:1-4

Only by His Grace,



Debbie said...

Friendship is such a gift! I only wish I could join with you when you and Jill get to meet in person. I love her too and have been blessed by getting to know her through our blogs. I hope you take lots of photos and be sure to do a "I AM BEAUTIFUL" photo of ... you!

You are an inspiration Melissa. To view cerebral palsy as a gift is truly amazing. But you are speaking loud and clear ...your faith is strong. You are blessing others including me.

Blessings and love,

Michelle said...

Enjoy your time with your friends.
May you be encouraged and inspired!

Wishing you safe travels!!

Sara G said...

Have a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing this song with us today!

Misty said...

Wonderful post and song.. Friends are a great blessing. Have a wonderful time with yours :)


Jill Samter Photography said...

counting down the days until we meet too Melissa! love you!

yes, debbie we will take lots of photos of us together :-D

wish you could be there as well!

melissa you are such a blessing to me and everyone who gets to know you!

Michelle said...

Have safe trips -- and enjoy getting to spend time with some wonderful friends!!

:) I'm so glad you're getting to meet Jill in person -- I'm hoping to be able to do that soon, too! :)

Love your prayer and words -- help me to be a real and true friend!!

Pia said...

great song! He is indeed our most faithful friend.


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