Sometimes a girl just needs her best friend and a cup of latte...nothing else will do...
And God will give her the desire of her heart, just because He can and because He loves us so much. You see, God made us to crave relationship; the first and most important, being with Him - absolutely nothing can take place of that relationship. Yet, He knew we'd need someone to walk this road of life with, to share our ups and downs, to help encourage in our low times, to help us stay focused and on the right path - and to celebrate with us when all is well. Friendships, I'd say, are pretty important in our lives and they are a blessing from above.
Friends help carry our burdens when life gets too tough for us to handle alone. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) A friend will always bring you back to Jesus when you lose your focus. There are so many things to be said about godly friendships that I won't even begin to try and mention them all lest I run out of blog space today. True enough though...friendships are a gift from God. If you have a such a friend, be thankful and take special care of that relationship. Go above and beyond. I thank God for the BF's He's placed in my life. I am extremely blessed!
Yes, sometimes there's nothing else that will do but to sit across the table from your best friend. There's nothing more therapeutic than sipping a latte and sharing your heart. There's nothing as beautiful in those times than seeing a smile spread across her kind face and knowing that she cares deep enough to sit there and listen to you download. Her reply of tender words then helps you regain your focus once again. A whispered prayer together. A squeeze of your hand. A hug. There's nothing like sharing those special times of God-ordained friendship. Refreshing. Strengthening. Encouraging. Uplifting. Just the way God intended friendships to work. "Iron sharpeneth iron..." (Proverbs 27:17)
If you have one of those friends, send them a special thanks today. Let her know how special she is to you and how much you appreciate and love her. Pray for her. Bless her. If you're in need of a latte today, let her know; she might need one too. Just might be that a table-for-two in your favorite, local, coffee shop is just what the doctor (or God!) ordered. Two lattes...coming right up...be blessed, my friend.