Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Friendship





John 15:13;17
13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17This is my command: Love each other.


Have you ever found a friend who makes your heart glow?
Someone who is wonderful, who you're honored to know, Someone to laugh with, and sometimes to cry, Someone who loves you when you don't know why.

Someone who just seems to understand you, Someone who you love no matter what they do, Someone who you think of day and night, Someone who shows up when the time is just right.

Someone who shares all your ups and downs, Someone you smile with, replacing your frowns, Someone who appears whenever there is a need, Surely you must know, God planted that seed!!

These seeds God has planted here on earth, Cannot be measured by earthly worth.
They were planted deeply in your friend's heart, By God's love placed here from the start.

Value those friendships, honor their decisions, Learn from them, Never try to make their dreams your revisions, Respect their feelings, never make demands, Hold their love tightly in your hands.

Never be angry if you don't talk to them each day, For a heart can be loving even from far away. Trust in friendship, send a piece of your heart, This is how friendship was intended from the start.

Hold their memory in your heart and mind, Continue to love them all the time,
See them for what they really are - True friends are Angels sent by God from afar!

Isn't it so awesome that he is our friend, that he will never leave us, always there by our side, through thick or then.. What a friend we have in Jesus!!
Those of you reading my blog right now, I consider you a true friend. God Bless all of you!!!!!!!!!!
Hugssss

27 comments:

From the Heart said...

Sharon, I value your friendship. You are a true friend.

I have a prayer request. I didn't know where to put it but I have faith in your prayers. I am having a cataract taken off my right eye tomorrow morning. Everyone tells me it's a very easy surgery, but I would feel better knowing someone was praying for me.
May God bless you,
AliceE.

God Chaser said...

Yes I have such a friend, thanks for this wonderful post.

Amy said...

That was beautiful, Sharon!

God has surprised me and amazed me by the new friends that I have had the privilege to meet through blogging......And you are one of them.

Have a lovely day, friend!
God Bless,
Amy:)

nancygrayce said...

I consider you a good friend too! Thanks for your comment....I don't think I've ever been called awesome before! I'm honored!

I'm so sorry about Mr. Pecan!

Julie said...

Sharon,
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
Your words have blessed me.

Have a blessed day,
Julie

Paula (SweetPea) said...

This is precious.

You have become a very dear friend to me. I appreciate your friendship, love, support, and prayers.

Many blessings to you, sweet one.
Paula

From the Heart said...

Sharon,
Thank you for your prayers. I can't believe I'm actualy reading and typing this. The technique for this type of surgery has changed so much. The doctor that did my surgery was great and he even prayed with me before I went in. I knew he was a Christian because he used to come to our church. He and his nurse were so thoughtful and made sure I was comfortable before he started since I have a rod in my neck and 3 in my back.

Debra said...

I am VERY thankful for your friendship.
That post was lovely. You're a very good writer!
Love, Debra

Technonana said...

It takes my breathe away that My Savior also calls me friend!!
Thanks my Sister for sharing this special post!!!

Joyfulsister said...

Awww Sistah,
(((( I luv ya too ))))
I'm rested and began my bloggy visits and what a post to come home too.. *U* are soo sweet and I am blessed to know *U*. and like the song says in toy story.. *U* got a friend in me *smile*.

Hugz Lorie

Debra said...

Hello Sharon! I'm tagging you to play A-Z about yourself! You can see how to do it on my blog, if you haven't played before. You've got to tag 5 others, link to their blogs, and then link to me. I'm also sending you a Brillante Weblog ward! Please come over!
Love, Debra

Truth4thejourney said...

What a precious post! Friendships are so very special. I am glad to know you as a friend. :)

Love,
Sonya

Nicole said...

I value your friendship also. I feel like you are a faithful friend!

Have a great weekend!

Love,
Nicole

From the Heart said...

Sharon, Please come to my blog, I have an award for you.
AliceE.

GOD'S LADIE said...

Love the poem! What a friend we have in JESUS! HE is a friend like no other.

Have a blessed weekend!
LaTonya

Ashley Marie said...

Sharon, you have a wonderful heart. You are an encouragement, and a great servant of the Lord. I pray God continues to bless you. I am so greatful He has placed such a women for him in my life!

As always, Hugs**

Ashley

JnL4God said...

Sharon,
Thank you for your comments on my blog about chp 7. Your post here was really good. You really have great pictures and cheery encouragement. I'm praying the stroms are not comeing close to you.
Loves and Hugs,
Lynn

debrah said...

Hi Sharon:
You are such an encourager and such a blessing to others. Friendship is such a great blessing some take time -others are instant - some are for a season- others are life long...the great thing is when we share Jesus we can be friends throughout all eternity.
In His Love,
Debrah

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Debra said...

I have an award for you on my blog. Please stop by and get it!
Love, Debra

Rev.Aaron Holcombe said...

Thank the Lord I have wonderful friends like you spoke of here. Bless you for this post, which reminds me how very blessed I am to have those people in my life.

Tonja said...

What a very timely post. Wouldn't our lives be so blah with out friends. I cherish my friendships as one of God's greatest blessings!

Have a beautiful day, my friend!

From the Heart said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog.
My eye is doing okay I guess. I see the optometrist on the 29th. When he feels that the right eye is healed then we will do the left eye.
Blessings,
AliceE.

Sheryl said...

Sharon, thanks for visiting my blog. Isn't it great to meet new friends? Through my time at home with my illness God has blessed me with many "imaginary friends", as my kids call them. I do not know where I would be without my blogging buddies. Glad to have met a new one!!
-Sheryl

Lelia Chealey said...

I just talked to a dear friend of mine yesterday that I've known for 25 years. She was so glad I called as we needed to do some catching up with each other.

So glad you'll be doing the YES to GOD Tuesday study of "Behind Those Eyes"! I think God is going to do some really awesome things with all of us!
Have a great end of this week!
Blessings,
Lelia

debrah said...

Just dropping by to say Hi! thank you for your kind words and prayer...the newsletter is in it's final draft and awaiting the final approval before we "go to press" with our very first edition...the breakfast is running into "glitches"...we are praying and pressing through...It finally feels like autumn(I know that it is not officially autumn yet)- I just love the fall...one of the major reasons we returned to new york was the four seasons(so while it is not the four seasons of memory) I will enjoy every fall type day we get and try really hard not to complain during the really cold or really hot days...I certainly hope the temps I enjoy in the natural (not too hot-not too cold) are not a reflection of my spiritual temp...
Have a great week-end.
In His Love,
Debrah

Starr said...

What a great post! I am blessed to have many wonderful Godly friends. I know God has placed each one of them in my life for a purpose and I thank Him for it.
Blessings,
Starr