Sunday, November 14, 2010

Someone to Run Beside

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."
- Abraham Lincoln
My Soul Sista and I headed out for a long overdue date. A time to catch up, share from the heart, laugh, almost cry, laugh some more, and wish time would stand still so we didn't have to call it a night. Nine years of friendship under our belt...and a lifetime to go!
In Mothers Fellowship, the last chapter of our current book is entitled, "Someone to Run Beside." The author goes on to describe this type of friendship with these words: “To run beside someone of like heart and stride keeps you well-paced and focused…they share passion to know God intimately and pursue Him with intentional living and purpose; they cause you to pick up your spiritual pace, inspire you, add to your energy, challenge you to change and grow, settle your heart and bring real peace into your life; they are soul mates, sent by God to help you look more like Him and less like you.”
I so hope you have a "someone" like this...if not, make that one of your heartfelt prayers. For nothing has blessed my life the way that my "someones" have. As the Word states, "iron sharpens iron". I would not be who I am today without the presence, love, accountability and devotion of my "someones".
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

1 comment:

@nnie said...

What a sweet blessing in life to have a freind so dear!