Monday, October 22, 2007

Thank You Lord For Christian Friends

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."

24 comments:

Katy-Anne said...

I am hoping I will get to meet you next time we come to Georgia to visit Jessica!

Julie's Jewels said...

katy-anne...that would be a blessing. I hate it I missed getting to meet you the last time you were here. Make sure to let me know when you are coming. Love you and have a great day!

Candy said...

Hi Julie, I agree, I have met some lovely ladies thru blogging too. And if I dont meet any on this earth, I sure do look forward to meeting everyone in Heaven one day!
Thank you for sharing that sweet prayer. If I may, I would like to share my little prayer too..

Dear Lord, Thank You for Julie and her precious personality, her serving heart. Thank You Lord for bringing friends like Julie into our lives..she encourages, mentors and is a godly example to us. I ask Lord that You would continue to pour Your blessing upon her and her family. In Your name Lord, we ask. AMEN.

Since I found your blog Julie, I have been very encouraged and blessed. I think your a lovely lady.

God bless,
Candy

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. candy....That is such a sweet comment and blessed my heart so much. Thank you for the special prayer. I'm so thankful you found my blog as well. Had you not I would not have been acquainted with you.

e-Mom said...

What a lovely post! I'm truly honored to be your bloggy friend. Reaching across the miles, in Christian love, e-Mom :~)

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am most thankful for that friend that sticketh closer than a brother, Jesus Christ. I am thankful also that I have come to know the Christian lady by the name of Sis. Julie to me. love you, sister. connie from Texas

Bro Tim said...

Mrs Julie praise the Lord for the ones he has allowed to pass our direction in this life. I am thankful for my Savior for being my friend but I am also thankful for my Pastor and pastors family for being a friend to me. God has been good to me in regard to friends since I have been saved. Thank you and God bless you.

Bro Tim

Tiffany said...

Julie I am very thankful to have "met" you and Jessica. You are both blessings to me.

Daughter of the King said...

Julie,
You are a precious friend/sister in the Lord to me....I love you without having ever met you in person...but I just KNOW we will know each other when we are in Heaven...and wow...we will have a blogger reunion,will that be cool or what...singing and praising our Lord...and worshipping HIM....blogging has brought a new dimension to my life that I am so thankful for..it is difficult to explain that to someone ....that you can have a kindred spirit with someone with a keyboard..but there is a SOUL typing...and I am thankful for all the good that this kind of communication brings.
Deby

FREEDOM FROM SIN said...

I'm reminded of the song "Friends are friends forever, if the Lord's the Lord of them." I enjoy reading your blog and getting to know you through your posts. God bless you, Sis. Julie.
Sis Becky

Mrs Amy said...

What a lovely post! I have been blessing in so many ways by sisters I have met on the net. And the hope of all being together in paradise is a wonderful promise!!

Thank you for this blessing!!

God bless you
Amy

Jessica said...

What a sweet post!! I too thank the Lord for all my Blogger Friends. I have met so many women on here that have been a help and encouragement to me!!

And I thank the Lord that HE is my best friend!! :)

Love you,
Jessica

(Oh, and Katy-Anne.... I can't wait till you get to come to GA again so I can meet Emery in person!!!!! I just know he is the sweetest little thing!!! :)

Jimena said...

Sister Julie, that just made me feel like giving you a big hug! You are so sweet and I can just see that the Lord has given you a love for so many people that come to love you and call you a friend. Thank you for your friendship, thank you that even though we are from worlds apart it seems, you still treat me with respect, love and as a sister. Knowing you has and is changing me, and pulling me to follow Jesus and to please Him first above all others. Wow, there is so much going on in my heart that I know I can thank you for... thank you for your example, thank you for your gentleness, thank you for saying things as they are in love, I think you are super cool! God bless you... I will stop now, I could go on and on, but may the Lord just simply continue to use you for His glory.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. connie....Our Lord and Saviour is the One we should be most thankful for. But to have Him put so many wonderful brothers and sisters in our lives to help us along the way in our walk with Him is such an added blessing. I thank God for you Sister!!

Julie's Jewels said...

bro. tim...our family is thankful for you as well. The Lord used you so much while you were here with us and now He is using you in your church there. We praise the Lord for the reports we continue to get from you. We still miss y'all but are thankful that God allowed us to become close and to learn of one another.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. tiffany....I am thankful to have met you as well. I'm sure Jessica can say the same.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. deby...you have become precious to me as well. It is such a blessing that people can become so close in the Lord through the Holy Spirit. I look forward to Heaven and finally getting to meet all those that I've never met in person but have been acquainted with. We all share the same Home in the same City.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. becky...I'm not sure I've heard that song before. Thank you for coming by and reading the posts here. You have been a blessing to me just by taking time to come by and to comment. I enjoy your blog as well.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. amy...It is a wonderful promise isn't it? I'm looking very forward to it. The blessing of it is that today could be that day!!! Amen!!

Julie's Jewels said...

jessica....I know I have been helped and encouraged and strengthened by those I have met through blogging. I'm so thankful each time I read a post on y'alls blogs that the Lord let us be acquainted in some way. Love you!!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. jimena....you are so sweet!! I really wish I felt like I am all that you say I am. I can say though...praise the Lord He let me be all that for you. It is only because of Him...nothing of me. You have become so precious to me and I thank God that He let me be of help to you and you have helped me in ways only God knows. You have been an encouragement to me just by you sharing the ways He has allowed me to help you. Thank you for letting me know and for having confidence in me to share those things you have with me. I love you and only desire to be here for you when you need me!

(((((((((HUGS)))))))))))

Anna S said...

Thank you for this reminder, Julie. Today was just the day when I need to count my blessings.

Julie's Jewels said...

anne....Amen!! I know I definitely need to daily!

Lyndy said...

Sis Julie,

You are a treasure indeed. How often we take for granted that we are blessed with everyday. If I don’t tell you often enough, you are a true blessing to me and I thank God for bringing you into my life.

After things calm down a little more for me, I still plan on a visit to see you and your sweet family.

Love you, Lyndy

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