As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17
What is a true friend? One who loves and accepts you warts and all, yet is not afraid to be honest with you. One you can laugh with and one you can cry with. One who you can tell a secret to and not be afraid it will turn into town gossip.
In my life I am blessed to call many people true friends. Friends build each other up and share each other's joys and sorrows. They are there for you when you need moral support. They will love you unconditionally. They like to be with you. They are kind and not back stabbers. They will stand up for you when others criticize you. They think of others before themselves.
Are you a good true friend? Have you picked up the phone recently and set up a time for coffee to reconnect with someone? There is a saying "If you want to be a friend you need to show yourself friendly." Is there someone who could use you for a true friend in their life?
PRAYER: There are so many people around who don't have a true friend. I thank you for giving me courage at times to make the first move. Thank you for the gift and blessing of friendship, especially friendship in Christ. In Jesus' name. Amen.