Do other people see me as a faithful friend or a burdensome buddy?
I pray that I will be the kind of person that other people love and appreciate; not a person that others want to avoid.
And I pray that I will be a good friend to others.
“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).
Help me to improve my friendship skills…and to be an example of your love in all I do.
Thank you, God.
In Jesus’ name I pray and give you praise, amen.
When I first read this on Facebook I knew that it was one of the most beautiful things ever. Today I think that I am going to let this prayer stand alone and not write a lot of text to support it because it’s strong already. This prayer is very personal to you and your family so it’s only fair that I set you with a little task (if you choose to accept it 😉 ). I want you to pray this prayer and share it with your family and friends. I think that it is a lovely way to show them that you care about them and to encourage them that God does too, even if it’s not a special occasion.
I hope that this encourages your family/friends and helps them to draw closer to God even more if they are not already. Just keep praying!
I hope you have a lovely day,
How Are You Really?
I think it’s such a beautiful thing that even when we try to hide our true feelings, God always knows how we really feel. It’s only when we confess and pour out our hearts to Him that He can help us feel better. Never worry, never fear, never doubt, always trust in God. If time is rough and you feel that all your friends have gone then trust in God more. He promised that He will never leave you or forsake you, so please don’t forsake Him.
I found this picture on Facebook and found it quite interesting and thought I should share this experience with you all.
At College I am seeing a lot of bullying going on from certain people and sometimes I hang around with them (the only reason for this is because our class is quite small and at times there is no one to talk to or sit next to). I hear a lot of gossiping about how this person can’t stand this person etc.
Sometimes I get it and I would add my comment, but I would be careful not to say anything offensive or that could be used against me (even though it wasn’t directed like that) because of a past experience with two of my friends.
I will change the names of my friends just for the sake of it 🙂
My friends Candice, Aurora and Charlie were talking about another one of my friends Joan and they were saying that on that particular day she was being quite annoying. I agreed that she could lighten up a bit and agreed that she was beginning to annoy.
Later on Joan approached me and said that we were no longer friends because I said that she was very annoying. I had to tell her that it wasn’t true because everyone had said it and agreed that she should cheer up. (We are still good friends today by the way 🙂 )
Anyway, I was hanging out with these ‘bullies’ (who are not really bullies but do at times) and they were talking about one of our tutors. A couple of minutes later in class I watched them giggling and pointing at me. I felt kind of hurt that they would be picking on me even though I had said or done nothing wrong towards them.
We are fine now, but occasionally they will pick on someone or get into an argument with another student etc. (This doesn’t make them bullies but I am just labeling them bullies so that you understand what I mean).
So we should always remember to be kind to everyone and treat others how we ourselves would like to be treated. God doesn’t want us to be horrible to each other.
I just want to leave you with this thought: We should remember just because we don’t notice, doesn’t mean someone else isn’t watching.
Have a lovely night,