This post is all about thanking God for friends!
Proverbs 27:9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
Friends. We all have them, and we all need them. Friends are a blessing from God, and we should be thankful for them every day!
In this blog post, I will discuss the blessings of good friendships. I will also share a heartfelt experience I recently had with a childhood friend.
Thank you, Lord, for our precious friends!
Ready? Let’s go!
Reasons why good friends are such a valuable gift from God
- Provide us with companionship and someone to talk to.
- They’re there for us during good times and bad times.
- Help us through tough situations.
- Offer their own unique perspectives on things.
- Make us laugh when we need it the most.
- Good listeners.
- Remind us that we are never alone.
- Supportive and encouraging.
- Help us to grow and learn more about ourselves.
- Inspire us to be better people.
- Always there for us, no matter what happens.
The Adventures of (My Friend) and I in Our Nation’s Capital
My childhood friend of over 20 years was in the country. I was totally ecstatic about her arrival since I hadn’t seen her since high school. My friend traverses the world because of humanitarian, research, and advocacy work for indigenous tribes in East Africa. So due to the nature of her job, we couldn’t establish a concrete meet-up over the years but we maintained communication via phone, text and email.
A little about my pal….she is quite extroverted and loves to meet new people and experience new things. So naturally, she was very curious about all the museums in D.C. When she arrived, she pulled out her bucket list of places she had researched. My jaw dropped! I was somewhat concerned because her list was super long, and we only had five days to do everything. Needless to say, I’m happy to report that we had a blast touring them all. We also learned a lot about the history and culture of D.C. and America as a whole.
My friend was particularly interested in D.C. architecture, so we spent hours walking around admiring the buildings, paintings and sculptures. She even got to try some traditional American foods! It was great to see my friend so engaged and excited about every detail, and it made me appreciate the trip even more. It also made me realize how I had taken D.C. for granted because I live here!
I know I reside in the D.C. area, but it’s honestly been years since I set foot in our nation’s capital as a “tourist.” The only time I enter the heart of D.C. is when I’m going for dinner or a function.
When I was in my 20s I would take solo road trips all over the East Coast. This recent experience with my pal has sparked my curiosity and interest in being intentional about exploring again! It’s definitely challenged me to do more domestic travels or local sightseeing in my own county, so I can’t wait to plan my next local adventure!
Can we take a moment to thank God for friends who positively impact us and awaken a paradigm shift of sorts? 🙏🏿
Now over to conversations… we had lengthy heartfelt conversations. Just like the verse I shared earlier (Proverbs 27:9), my friends heartfelt advice brought pleasantness. All I can say is that she was divinely sent on this trip for such a time and season in my life as this (See Esther 4:14). I totally needed her for this very moment.
Here are some photos (we took soooo many! I wish I could upload all 500+ of them LOL)
And that’s it, folks; thank God for friends!
I hope this blog post blessed you!
So today, try to take a moment to thank God for your friends too!
Thank God for:
- The blessings they bring into your life!
- Their love, their support, and their encouragement.
- The ways they help you grow closer to God.
P.S If you want to reconnect with old friend read this old blog post: Reconnecting with Old Friends (Heartwarming)