Wednesday, August 5, 2020

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Today Brian and I celebrate 19 years of marriage, but more importantly we celebrate 19 years of true friendship.  We celebrate a friendship that lasts the tests of time, changing interests, growing pains, struggles, etc.  It’s easy for a friendship to thrive in the good times, actually it doesn’t take much effort.  The question is, will you persevere through all that life carries with it?  I believe it all comes down to the rock we use to build our foundation.  Both Brian and I have said multiple times, “If we didn’t have the Lord as our foundation, we probably wouldn’t still be married.”  When the Lord is at our core, we know that we don’t/won’t walk this journey alone. 

I want to share something with you a quote that I feel directly relates to our ability to thrive in friendships.  I wrote it down many years ago, although I’m not sure where I read it, but it touched me enough that I wanted to save it.  I tried looking up the author, but found that many people have been credited with saying slightly different versions of this and the original author is not clearly known.

Watch your thoughts, they become words.

Watch your words, they become action.

Watch your actions, they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become character.

Friendship starts with a single thought that becomes a spoken word.  Your words lead to action, which then change your direction and forms new habits.  As your character forms from these habits, you are no longer growing alone, but together.  True friendships are worth every effort you have to put into them.  Friendship is not a solo journey.  

As much as Brian and I are friends, we know that our friendships with the Lord needs to come before our friendship with each other.  With this in mind ask yourself these questions:

What efforts will I make today to wrap my thoughts in the Lord? 

What words will I speak that can only come from the Lord?

What actions will I take to put His will before mine?

How will my habits be filled with the desire to walk with Him?

How will my daily character show Christ without having to speak a word?

Bless others and be blessed.

#TimMcGraw – My Best Friend

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