Proverbs 27:17 "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."
When we go to God in prayer we should be sure to take time to thank Him for our many blessings. We should thank Him for the breath He gives us each day. I thank Him that I can see, hear and speak. Many woke up today not having those things present in their life. We should thank Him for our family, church, home, vehicle He allows us to have. We should thank Him for food, modern conveniences (heat, air conditioning, electricity, etc.) and for the strength to even get out of bed each morning.
Another thing that is important to thank God for is those God has put in our lives. God has allowed many Christians to come into my life who have become precious friends to me. He has brought them into my life through many means. One way has been through family members. Another way is through church, campmeetings, ladies' meetings, email and blogging.
I've met many through my blog that I would have never gotten acquainted with any other way. Many of you I consider my friend. You have encouraged me...prayed for me and helped me bear burdens with me. Although we have not met in person...I know that we will meet one day. I've already had the honor and privilege and blessing of meeting Sis. Nikki in person. Next month (Lord-willing) I will be meeting another blogging friend. And only God knows if I'll be allowed to meet any of you in person in the future. I thank God that if we don't meet here...we will meet in Heaven.
This post is written from my heart to thank God for each one of you. Each of you have blessed me in one way or another. I appreciate you all and only pray that God lets me be a friend to you just as you have been to me.
Philippians 1:3 "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you."
Proverbs 18:24 "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Don't fail to thank God for the BEST FRIEND you could ever have....the Lord Jesus Christ. Other friends will fail you in some way...but Jesus NEVER will!!
"Lord Jesus...I want to thank you for each and every thing you have blessed me with. But my prayer right now is directed at and for each of my Christian friends. Each one has been precious and special to me. I'm not worthy to have the friends you have let me have...but you have blessed me abundantly with many Christian friends. I thank you for each one and ask that you bless them and help them with whatever they are going through on this day. I ask Lord that you help me to be to them what you would have me to be. Let me love them and help them and encourage them as you see fit to let me to. Thank you again Lord. I love you and thank you for being my Best Friend!! I ask these things in Jesus' precious name. Amen."