For the month of July, I want to take some time to talk about Friendship! Someone once said that friends are the way God takes care of us. I find this to be true. My sisters in Christ are my closest friends. We share such a special bond and special goal. I have acquantainces and people that I am friendly with outside of the church but they don't "get it" totally. There are so many joys, heartaches, and goals that I can't relate to them on. I think of so many times when I have had joy or heartache. After talking to my family, my next step was to find a phone to call a sister in Christ. I ran across this great recipe for friendship with the "sister chicks":
Sisters In Christ Friendship Recipe
Shortening - Provides texture. Our fellowship and friendship with our sisters in the Lord can add much depth and texture to our lives. We blend together in unity as part of the body of Christ.
Sugar - Adds sweetness. Our fellowship with our sisters adds such a sweet taste to our lives. If we didn't have sugar in our cookies, we'd sure miss it. The same is with our fellowship with our sisters. We can't leave it out of our lives.
Eggs - Holds ingredients together. Sisters in the Lord are someone to lean on. We are held together by fellowship with them. We are stronger because of them, their prayers, and their love in the Lord. We have a special bond in Christ.
Vanilla - Adds flavor. Sisters add that flavor we need. They give us that extra sensation. Without friends and fellowship we become kind of bland.
Flour - Adds substance. We need the substance a sister in the Lord can add. They give us many things by way of mentoring us when we don't even know it. Their shared testimonies and way they live their lives has an impact on us.
Baking Soda - Leavens. Leavening agents in baking helps to lighten the dough. Friendship with our sisters in Christ lightens our burdens through their prayer and encouragement.
Salt - Enhances flavor. We know that friendships add flavor and just when we need it, they help improve the tastefulness and quality of our lives. Friends are the type of people that know just what we are going through and are there when we need them.
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips - - The kind of chocolate chips we normally add to our cookies is semi sweet. Our sister friends tell us what they feel and think and that's okay. They can be honest and truthful to us. "Iron sharpeneth iron" (Proverbs 27:17).
Nuts...Optional - Just a little craziness in a sister friend is great! Sometimes a little zaniness in our friends can be just the ingredient we need.
My intention was to talk about some of my wonderful friends but there are so many of you that make my life everyday better. I want to take an opportunity to tell you each how much better off I am with you in my life. I love reading your blogs to see what is going on in your life. I make a daily habit to see if Sis. Monica, Sis. Jess, Sis. Layla, or Sis. Kimmie have posted to their blogs. That's because you can't get enough of a good thing....we need each other! I would love to see other blogs from my "sister chicks".
In the month of July, let's take Thursdays as a day of encouragement for each other and an opportunity to stop, pray for our sisters, and tell them how much we love them. Mark your calendars...we're going to make it a day of edification for the family we've been blessed with in GP.
Love to all!