Friends

We all need friends in our life! Most are placed here by God, not all, but most. These friends can be huge motivators in our walk with God and can influence you to take that next step. I cannot count how many times I prayed asking God to confirm one of my prayers or many of my prayers for that matter and all the sudden I get a phone call or run into a friend that day who inspires me talking about what I had just prayed for! In some way or another they had an answer to the prayer I just had helping me through a difficult situation that they didn’t even know I was going through. Take this morning for instance I woke up with a ball of anger inside of me that I just couldn’t shake. Thoughts were running in my head that I wasn’t a good friend or parent or husband and felt like I just couldn’t get anything right. I went and dropped my kid off and ran into a friend who paid me a compliment. She was thanking me for some of my writings on this blog saying that it helped her through some tough times. Little did she know I was anger stricken that morning and didn’t even want to open my mouth for fear that something dumb and hurtful would come out. Her words of encouragement however changed my day for the better and I almost started to cry with the warm feelings that were placed inside of me. I felt like I was actually useful and appreciated unlike what I was feeling earlier. I decided to start my day all over again wiping my slate clean from earlier. I went to the gym and ended up running into another friend who works there had a pleasant conversation about life. After that I headed home and decided to call a different friend who also helped to change my mind around a little bit more on some different notes. I’m not sure what my life would look like if I didn’t have friends in it that were from God. I could take a wild guess at how lonely it would be and unproductive. I need to praise God more often for the people in my life who care for my mental stability and spiritual care. If you’re one of those people that feel like you need to be left alone all the time then I would advise going out and making at least one friend. I need at least three or four in my arsenal everyday just to keep me going. If you were lonely angry scared or confused today then I challenge you to pray asking God to place special people in your life. I promise you that he will give you someone in your life that will help you immensely. Please join me in prayer right now. Dear heavenly father thank you so much for yet another beautiful day. Thank you for us being able to just take the breath of Life and be able to worship you with our lips. Lord thank you so much for the people that you have placed in our lives Lord to help encourage and inspire us to be more faithful to you. Thank you for using these people to get your messages through to us. Lord we can always use more friends in our life so if there’s someone out there that needs a friend then please introduce us to that person today. In Jesus precious 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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  1. Thank you Matthew for being a good friend. I know your friends are grateful of having you in their life. Friends, helping and encouraging friends makes a better world.

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