Strength in friends

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If they fall down, they can help each other up. But pity those who fall and have no one to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. These verses to me ring true. Before coming to God there weren’t to many friends in my life, and the ones I did have would not have prayed for me. God has placed a bunch of really close friends in my life and acquaintances that are soon to be great friends and believers. I don’t tell people about this but maybe I should start. When I am joined in a circle to pray with others and we hold hands I feel a power unlike any other. It feels as though God is holding hands with us and His Holy Spirit is guiding our words. Having these friends to get you through these tough times is definitely a God send. There’s been times where I couldn’t pick my face up off the ground but because of prayer and words of encouragement my life and circumstance is back on track. If you don’t have a couple of really close friends then we need to pray. Heavenly Father, please forgive us for our sins and trespasses. Thank you for a new start today. A chance to be better Christians today. Help us to find a great friend today, someone to help inspire and encourage us. Someone to help us in prayer. In Jesus name, Amen.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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