What Kind of Friend are YOU!
I know that we have all had people who we thought would be there until the end of time. We have found out that 95% of the time, that does not happen. We have also found out those persons are like the last part of the verse above, they will talk about you and if you have made a mistake, they will judge you until they are in their grave. In others words their mouth has separated a close friendship.
That is really shameful, mostly when you thought those persons were your shoulder to cry on and buddy forever. A true friend is always there. they will not judge you. They will stand by you, and even if you were wrong, they will still lift you up, and love you.
As for myself, I have had friends a long long time that I can call on in a minutes notice. We may have not been able to see or speak to one another in months or even years. But, I know I can count on them.
Everyone has been hurt at times. But, remember, a true friend forgives, and yes, even forgets at time.
I know that for years I was an very important part in a Ministry. Helping to organize the Ministry and everything. Then after we left they had a celebration to celebrate the Ministry. I was hurt so bad. Why? I was even invited to the program.
Again, yes, when I heard about it, it did hurt. But, you know something, I feel with all my heart I could call on those persons and they would be there for me.
See, True Friends are Friends forever, when the Lord is on their side.
Below are a few quotes made by some familiar people. I love the one made by Bernard Meltzer, it says it all. Read them all and enjoy.
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” ~ Bernard Meltzer
“Among Life’s precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.” ~ author unknown
“A friend loves at all times…” Proverbs 17:17
Real friendship is a rare and precious gift, strong, stable, yet fragile, and never to be taken for granted. ~Char
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together” -Woodrow Wilson
“Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.” ~ Jennie Jerome Churchill
“I am a big believer that you have to nourish any relationship. I am still very much a part of my friends’ lives and they are very much a part of my life. A First Lady who does not have this source of strength and comfort can lose perspective and become isolated.” ~ Nancy Reagan
“When you ask God for a gift, Be thankful if he sends, Not diamonds, pearls or riches, but the love of real true friends.” ~Helen Steiner Rice
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ~C.S. Lewis
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.” ~ author unknown
“Friendship without self – interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.” ~ James F. Byrnes
“Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods.” ~ Esther M. Clark
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode: it is rather a life.” ~ David Grayson
“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.” ~ Samuel Johnson
“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” ~ Golda Meir
“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” ~ Mencius
“The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.” ~ Wilson Mizner
“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.” ~ William Butler Yeats
“Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.” ~ Louisa May Alcott
“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” ~ Amanda Bradley
“If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.” ~ Pearl S. Buck
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“Friendship is like a bank account; you cannot continue to draw on it without making a deposit.” ~ Nicole Beale
“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“A friend is someone who sings your heart’s song back to you when you have forgotten the words.” ~ David Coppola, Ph.D.
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.” ~ Flavia Weedn
“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
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Written By: Pastor Pat Aman
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