I’m dubbing today “Friendship Friday”. Thank God for friends, right? Friends are amazing and there are days, like today, that I just sit and think about how thankful I am for the friends that Papa has placed in my life. It’s days like this that I devote a lot of my prayer time to each and every one of my friends, and today, I am devoting this post to them! Each of my friends is extremely unique and special. I just love them all to pieces!
As I’ve mentioned, we move A LOT which is great for making a lot of different friends, but it also means that you are constantly moving away from friends and have more long distance friends than you do close (location wise) friends…this is why I’m thankful that my hubby is one of my best friends since I know that no matter where we move, I’ve already got my best friend with me! ❤
With the recent fundraising I have been doing for mine and hubby’s upcoming 5K that we are doing for Apollo (to read more about this, click here), it has been truly awesome to see friends showing up on the donation page that I haven’t had a chance to talk to in quite a while, and has made me feel blessed beyond belief that they would care enough to get involved in something that is near and dear to my heart!
Then there are my friends that I came to know when I got sick. These women, who had to battle through the exact same ailment that I had, are so incredibly strong and inspirational. We were all there for each other through the worst of it, and if it had not been for these women, I can honestly say that I don’t know if I would be here today. Their kindness and strength have changed me for the better, and I can’t thank Papa enough for putting these amazing women in my life to teach me what true friendship really is. Each and every one of them hold a special place in my heart and always will.
There are the friends that I just recently met, and immediately clicked with – I love these kinds of friends. It’s like you know they are in your life for a reason, and they come to mean a lot to you incredibly quickly.
I can’t forget about my running friends whom I love very much! It’s great to share a passion for a certain activity with friends – it bonds you and these friends are always there to say “keep going” when you feel like giving up. I love my running friends!
And of course there are the people I have stayed in close contact with since I was a child. Childhood friends that you remain friends with your whole life are just the biggest blessing ever. These friends are like family, and sometimes they know you better than you know yourself. Distance and time away don’t change a thing, and when you do get some time to connect with these loved ones, it’s like you never missed a beat!
So, as I said, I am beyond thankful for my friends, and this is why today’s post is all about them, so I wanted to share my top ten favorite bible verses about friendship! Get cozied up, because here they are!
1.) John 15:12-13 – My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
2.) Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
3.) Colossians 3:12-14 – Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
4.) Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
5.) Luke 6:31 – And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
6.) Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.
7.) Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 – Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
8.) Romans 12:15 – Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
9.) Phillipians 2:3-4 – 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.
10.) Proverbs 27:9 – Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel.
Friends are the best! Get out and tell your friends how much you appreciate them today! Happy Friendship Friday! God bless! ❤