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Think back over the years about the friends that have graced the stage of your life. What role have they played? How many are still playing a staring role? How many wait in the wings of your life until you call them to take their rightful place by your side?
Take time to make a list of these sweet girlfriends and ask God if He wants to use you in their lives. Pray over each of them. You may even want to give them a call and see how they are doing. Schedule some time to get together with those who you’ve unintentionally put on the back burner of your life.
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, perhaps you could begin thanking God for the specific ways they have ministered to you over the years.
I know I have been blessed beyond measure with good, godly girlfriends. Many of them are living definitions of the word “friend.” Their lives often remind me of how far I fall short of being the kind of friend I should and could be. They challenge and inspire me to be better.
As you muse over the friends you have been blessed with, remember the One who sticks closer than a brother. He loves you with an everlasting love. He has enscribed you on the palm of His hand. You are the apple of His eye and the object of His affection. And He has chosen to call you friend, sweet sister! He has chosen to call you friend!
“I 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.” John 15:14
Do you have a friend you are especially thankful for? I’d love to hear about how you’ve reconnected with someone you’ve lost touch with or your plans for doing so.