This week the Lord blessed me with the fellowship of Christian friends. If the truth be known, I haven’t seen many people outside of my immediate and extended family for awhile. We’ve been busy hosting out-of-town family, and attending large group events. And, when we have to leave church immediately following the service, I don’t get to talk to many friends face to face. Lately I’ve longed for face-to-face conversation with female Christian friends.
How blessed I’ve been, how grateful I am, that the Lord knew my heart. This past week, He blessed me by two friends who sought me out last Sunday to talk to me, a mid-week dinner invitation from dear old friends, and a last-minute lunch date with a very good friend on Friday! I am feeling truly blessed.
Laughter, sharing your heart…these are things a woman needs. God has made us that way. I am not talking about idle gossip, but sharing from the heart, and edifying one another, strengthening each other in the Lord.
If you are not in a place or time where you have the opportunity to share face-to-face with other women, God knows. But, tell Him your heart anyway. (This is often the case for young moms.) If it truly is a need of yours, He’ll supply it. If not, perhaps He is causing you to draw nearer to Him, and find in Him your all in all, as was the case for me.
He was the first Person I turned to with my need, and I realized I’d been neglecting Him. Is He enough? I asked myself. Contentment. I need for that to be true. I read Philippians 4:13:
“Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
I was challenged. Yes, I would be content with Him. Unexpectedly He sent me a friend to encourage me, too. But, if He had not, I knew that He would’ve been there for me and enough.
You’ve Got A Friend
Do you ever long for female face-to-face Christian friendship? Do you think that’s a need of women? Has God encouraged you this week through a friend?
I am always thankful for all of you! Your comments really bless me. I love the relationships I have because of blogging. Old friends, new friends, how does that saying go, “One is silver, the other’s gold!” You’re important to me! And I am always here for you!
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