Friday, December 17, 2010


I looked up the word Faithful in my ever present Iphone dictionary:
steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends.
reliable, trusted, or believed.
true to ones word, promises, vows, etc.

I don't know about you, but that's a tall order to fill! It sounds like one of those blameless guys it talks about in the bible! And yet, I do have friends in my life that are loyal, constant, steady in allegiance and very faithful friends. They are reliable, trusted and I believe them!
And, certainly, my husband has been all of these to me, above and beyond actually.
So, why do I look at this and think it's a tall order, when it's a reality? And, to add to that, I've been told many times that I am a faithful friend. And, I strive to be one.
Jesus, is our faithful friend, and I know that with His Spirit in us we are enabled to be just that. We can reach out to others just as He does and be a constant in the lives of others and love them as He does. But, it becomes more and more a reality as I realize Who I am IN Christ. I am His friend, His child, His ambassador, complete IN Him. It is Him doing the faithful work, not me. He is the faithful friend, not me.
I have discovered that there is such joy in friendship. And, there is tremendous pain. The joy comes in a faithful friend, the pain comes when a friend is no longer faithful. In Jesus, I am praying to be faithful today to my friends, and to my family. I know I need His spirit to enable me to accomplish this goal. The freedom of being faithful is joy, love, loyality, companionship, fun times, fellowship. Friends show up, someone said that to me once, God shows up all the time in my life and He talks. Say that again about being a faithful friend, God, I need to know!

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