“Do not be misled: ‘bad company corrupts good character.'” 1 Corinthians 15:33
The blessing of fulfillment.
I do not think I fully understood the blessings that a godly friendship could bring into my life until my senior year of high school. Before then, I had met many people that were my “friends.” Some were Christians and others were not, but they were all good people. I did not realize it at the moment, but you really do become who you hang out with. I never really felt like I was my true self, the person that God created me to be. I felt like there was something missing in my life. Luckily, God brought that “missing piece” into my life during my senior year of high school when I met my best friend, Ally.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
The blessing of perfect timing.
Ally came into my life at a time where I needed a godly friendship more than anything. I was extremely broken from my past relationships and allowing myself to be consumed by the problems of this world. I did not think I could take any more heartbreak from the world, and I wanted to shut myself out in order to never experience that pain again. Thankfully, she kicked down those walls I had put up as a defense. I know for a fact that God brought her to me right then for a reason, and I am beyond thankful for that. She is a constant reminder of God’s faithfulness and perfect timing.
“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20
The blessing of joy.
In the last four years of our friendship, every single day reconfirms that Ally is my forever person. She is the godly friendship that I never knew that I needed so desperately. Of course, there are the normal things besties do like obsess over the Kardashians, eat more junk food than the average human should, binge watch a whole series (or two..) on Netflix, laugh endlessly and so much more.
The blessing of encouragment.
Then they are the extra things that remind me how lucky I am to have her like when she sends me bible verses when I need encouragement, prays for me, prays for my family, gets excited about taking me to a new church she just tried out, talk together about our relationships with God and so much more. I love the fun and silly moments that we have together, but those Spiritual moments are the ones that make me realize how special our friendship really is and how blessed I am to have a friend like Ally.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 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.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
The blessing of community.
We are not meant to be alone in this world. God calls for us to live in a community of other believers, and I am so thankful that Ally is a part of that community in my life. Two are always better than one. She laughs when I laugh and she cries when I cry. When I fall, she is right there to pick me up. Not only is she just there to pick me up, she is there to make sure that my feet are stable to continue on the journey. Ally does not simply pick me up and leave, she makes sure that I am strong and able. What a true testament to her godly character.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
The blessing of frienship.
Without this godly friendship, I know for a fact that I would not be who I am today. Like I said before, you really do become like who you surround yourself with; I am lucky if I am even half of the woman that my best friend is. She is kind, intelligent, generous, loyal, beautiful, humble and most importantly a woman of godly character. Ally loves the Lord, she loves her family and she loves every single person she comes in contact with, even those who do her wrong. I thank God every single day for this godly friendship and character that is forever in my life.
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