True Friends Are Rare! None Like Mine!

True friends are rare! I mean the kind of friend that let you know when you act like a jerk. A friend that knows you more than yourself. How possible is one to know another more than themselves you may ask. Friends, praise you, support you, defend, encourage, comfort, and just love you and want you to be happy.

However, there is a limit to what even the closest, kind, faithful, and loyal friends can be to you at every stage of life. The best of us are prone to error, that is just who we are, our perfection is in Him alone.

TruthI want to talk about a special friend and confidant that I have. He is the truest of them all, constant, steady, faithful, loyal, dependable, reliable, true and loving. 

My special friend does not mince words with me. He tells me things as it is. He has never betrayed me except to myself, taking my lies and revealing the truth of it to me -convicting me thereby. Never demanding except to request I be the best I can be, to do unto others as I would like it to be done to me.

My friend act as a sounding board to me sometimes, like when I say something not too nice and I hear it played back. You know what friends? We all have some friends that will nod at every word, agree with any idea just to be in our life. Not this my very special friend and I am grateful for having Him in my life.

My special friend is the Holy Spirit. He let me know that it is Him that has kept my secret secret, so that I do not go around telling tales and reveal others secrets.

My friend let me know when my criticism deviate from constructive to destructive due to my own jealous and envious heart. When the discussion moves from the subject – topic of discussion to the object – the person.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit shall guide you into all truth. John 16:12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Do you have this friend in your life? A true friend that will let you know you have deviated from the path of truth, living in error, and show you a way back into the light of God’s countenance. True friend that will direct your path and safeguard you in treacherous terrain. A true friend that stir you to do the right thing amidst contrary opinion, a true friend guarded by truth, love, compassion, justice, and a sound mind.

be led by the spirit

It was this friend that instructed Abigail to make haste to appease David – 1 Samuel 25, directed Tamar to take Judah’s seal, its cord, and his staff – Genesis 38. It was this friend that helped Ruth though in pain, sorrow of heart, to see Naomi’s loss and pain and,  decide to accompany her on a journey to a strange land – Ruth 1. It was this friend, unseen, but His presence was felt powerfully, he guarded Rehab’s heart aright to help the spies – Joshua 2. 

Do you have this friend in your life? You must be born again to have this special friend. You must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, forsake all your evil ways, confess Jesus as Lord and cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. No better friend than Him!!!!!!

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit -1  Corinthians 2:14.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

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11 thoughts on “True Friends Are Rare! None Like Mine!

      • In my case it is more than conscience, I believe. I talk to it like a person (but telepathically) and receive instruction as if being talked to by a person, but it is the silent Voice of the Spirit inside, rather than a physical voice. The stance is constant prayer.
        I didn’t used to have this Inner Voice inside. Only the disparate voice of others trying to press their way into my consciousness.
        It took some exercise to get here. I had to practice knowing the still small Voice. But now that I know it, you’re right, at any one moment, I can hear its roar above the crowd. I does make life incredibly easier.

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      • Constant prayer for sure and learning to be still to hear! This morning as I was praying, I said Lord I miss you, I miss you talking to me, I want to hear you. You know what I did after saying these prayers? Thank you Lord for everything, and that was it! I did not stay still for even 2minutes to know if he would speak or not! I went about doing stuff that could wait! That is why I reblogged this piece. God made someone to visit the blog this morning to remind me we have not been speaking! He does speak as we should! I need to listen more by being quiet! That’s my experience this morning!

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      • Wow! I remember there was a time when I could not (spiritually) hear. There were several verses (intuition perhaps) that kept jangling around in my brain until I paid them some attention. One was: “You will hear a voice behind you saying, This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand or to the left.” I was like, I’m missing something.
        So like you, I realized that after I asked my questions, I needed to allow myself a space to hear answers. At first they came slowly as it took time to quiet my mind and focus. But as I exercised it, they came more quickly. The impressions of the Spirit on the mind are rarely in sound, but in thought. A thought returns that we translate in our own words and understanding. But the thought is not our understanding as it comes from Highest Source. It’s a fascinating interplay.
        Have a very blessed day!

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