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 Pastor's Blog 
Saturday, October 05 2019

Who has a Great Friend? 

Dionne Warwick did a song that touches your heart, the chorus goes like this:

“Keep smiling, keep shining

Knowing you can always count on me, for sure

That's what friends are for

For good times and bad times

I'll be on your side forever more

That's what friends are for”.

You can hear the song at:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ONCG1rgZoNM

After so many years, we all have grown a little older, but somethings never change. Friends smile, they hurt, they laugh, they cry, at times they might not even know what to say or do, but real friends are always friends. Life may try by fire or circumstance, pride, self or prejudice, uncertainty or certainty, health, jealousy, admiration, praise, blessing, stress, but true “friends are forever” no matter where their paths lead, no matter the distance between them, friends good friends are forever, sometimes trial and circumstances reveal and help us realize who the greatest friends are, anyone can have an acquaintance or even someone they call friends, but some in life are really the greatest and best of friends.

Friends are real, they don’t play games, they don’t manipulate, or do things out of selfish ambition, they sacrifice, encourage and love, they care how you feel.

When you find that, cherish it and hold on to it, nourish it, keep in touch, don’t let go, thank God because that is Who He is.

When you find someone like that, even close, count yourself blessed to have a great friend.

People feel inside and know when they have a true friend vs just an acquaintance.

Jesus says in John 15:15 “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.”

James 2:23 “And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.”

Find your real and sincere friends and hold on.

Sometimes it’s perfect and sometimes like a rollercoaster, but hold on, it’s a ride worth riding.

Unfortunately not everyone you think is a friend is really a friend, it’s when they want something or things benefit them, but friends are about sacrifice and real love and care.

Friends speak highly of one another, they thank God for one another, they are thankful and grateful to God and their friends. They thank, compliment, challenge, love, and care, they accept you for who you are, not who they want you to be.

God bless His children and those who we can call special friends. 

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    930 Cedar Plains Road
    Falkville, AL 35622

    Pastor: (256) 232-8212

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