As a teen, I spent some time living in Kentucky with my Aunt and Uncle on a little farm. We had dogs, cats, goats, a pig, horses, and TONS of land to do all kinds of exploring. I learned a lot living there that I would have never learned living in Southern California in the city.
My Aunt Cheryl had an old water pump in the front yard for decoration. One day, we discovered some robin eggs in a nest inside the pump. Naturally, we all became fascinated with these eggs, just waiting for them to hatch.
A couple weeks later, summer was sneaking up on us. My Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Jerrial were out in the yard working on some things. My cousin Lynn and I were inside watching a movie and heard a lot of commotion, but didn’t really think much of it. Teenagers, ugh. 😉 Minutes later we heard a tap on the big front window. We both screamed as we turned around and saw my Aunt holding a HUGE dead black snake with a garden tool.
“The snake was near the water pump, and it was determined to get those eggs. I couldn’t let him eat them!” My Aunt Cheryl exclaimed.
Some times the devil sneaks up on us when we aren’t paying attention, just like that snake was after those robin eggs. We store up our gifts to use later and leave them in a nest, thinking they are perfectly safe… when really they are not. He’s right there, waiting for us to turn our back so he can snatch them right up and keep us from using them.
We have to be strong in the Lord. We must be diligent to do what God has asked us to do. We must not let the devil win! We must engage in spiritual warfare and make sure that satan knows we are NOT going to give in! We must pray, fast, read our Bibles, and reach out to the lost!
I beg you, please don’t let the enemy take what is yours. And if he already has, then it’s time to get on your knees. Go back into the enemy’s camp and take back what is yours! And if you need someone to pray with you and help you, remember there is a whole army of believers willing to back you up. All you have to do is ask!
God bless! Fight on!
There is nothing like a great friend to turn to, for whatever reason. God has blessed me with a select few. True friends are few and far between. Loyalty, trustworthiness, a shoulder to cry on, or to have a good laugh, are just a few qualities that my friends and I share.
Angie is my long distant best friend. Though she is on the other side of the nation, I know that I can call, text, e-mail, or message her for any reason at any time. Whether I need to vent, tell her good news, need prayer for something, I know she is there. Angie is is always there for me, though she can’t be ‘here’, our hearts are with each other.
Lynn has been my best friend since childhood. We don’t have to talk to each other everyday to know that our friendship is true. We always pick up where we left off. I am the Batman to her Robin. She is one of the strongest ladies that I have ever met. She has gone through heart wrenching trials, (her 2 year old passed away suddenly, 6 years ago), and she still has her faith in God and knows that He is the One who carries her life in His hands.
My sister, Emily, is my constant. We have to agree to disagree agreeably. We spend the most time together. I do feel the need to “mother” her at times instead of just standing back and being the “big sister”. We know each other in and out. Our likes and dislikes. We can correct each other and not think anything about it. I wouldn’t trade her for anything. She’s a keeper.
I am also blessed to have my mom. I can vent to her and tell her anything that I need to and she will keep it with her. She will pray about anything that I need prayer for or just listen if I need to talk.
My best friend of all, is my husband, David. He is always there for me, no matter what. He spoils me like crazy. I am so undeserving. God truly blessed me when He gave David to me.
I pray that I can be as good of a friend to them as they are to me. I also hope to gain close relationships with others and for God to give me the wisdom, loyalty, and words to speak to help others.
While reading the status’s of young pre-teen girls, I find them somewhat humorous and sometimes very irritating. Being the mother of a pre-teen, I get a glimpse of what is going on in their circle of friends. I have found that who ever gives the “invite” of the week is the “bestie” of the moment… In other words, if my daughter invites so and so over for the night, she instantly becomes so and so’s best friend! Just like that. Magical huh?
Some of the same girls will post their ‘best friend’ each day and it’s amazing how different they look from day to day. One of these days, they will learn what a true friend is. I have different levels of friends. While my sister is my best friend and my husband is my best friend, I also have Angie, Lynn, and my mom who are my best friends. They are on different levels because they all offer me a different aspect of friendship. They don’t have to invite me over to spend the night, lol, or give me money, or buy my friendship. It’s offered freely. It’s not a lose, win, what do I have to gain, get me out of the house away from my parents thing. I can tell them anything and they aren’t going to tell everyone else. I can call them for prayer at any hour of the day.
Quality of friendship takes time to build and if your constantly shifting it, it won’t have a chance to grow. I know that you learn these things as you go and as you get older, but if words of advice are heard in advance, it may take them on a shorter detour in life instead of the long way around.