Friday, October 22, 2004

Friendships In the Face of God

They come along in the piteous moments best left unsaid where those who seek to draw near do so not for their own gratification or self-aggrandizement.

They come not often, but they do not have to, for their lingering impression lasts as long as life itself far and away after they have turned and left your side.

They come to walk after the call of God that meets up with their spirit and turns them to walk in the direction of the Lord's pull. And they do not hesitate to obey to go in that direction of the Lord's pull to walk alongside a sinking soul.

They hurriedly come down the knee-way before their feet hit the highway.

They come out of the bleeding heart of God to cover all failing hearts that need His eternal love. And, if they find a heart is missing, there will they place their own heart and there God's love to impart.

They come up out of vain selfishness delivered by God to give selflessly to others whose lost self is missing and cannot be found of itself.

They come by the grace of God alone to hope all things, endure all things, love always, forgive and, prayerfully, to even forget all those things left behind for the Lord's strength to keep them pressing on toward the mark of the high call of God in Christ Jesus.

They come with no agendas, hidden or otherwise, but only to supply what God knows another needs and, then, to quickly slip back into the dusk of day to pray God's blessings were greeted with a heart of thanksgiving and praise to the Giver of every good and perfect gift.

They come to bless, lift, heal, support, listen, wait, embrace, hold, and to lovingly dispense life-giving hope in Christ for all times of trouble and joy.

They come not of their own volition but upon hearing the voice of the Lord in His own perfect timing such that none could so lightly dismiss it as irony or coincidence or coming from out of one's own puny mind.

Ah,
come, Lord Jesus, and walk me to the heart of a brand new friend today, my prayer shall forever be. For I know my Savior hears my call. And I thank Him for meeting you one and all.
DEDICATION

This heartfelt prayer is dedicated to all strong warrior women whose adversities of life have strengthened and emboldened them and not embittered them whose God is the Lord. May you receive it in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.



Praying as I go, because prayer is my fulltime preoccupation.

IN GOD'S DUE SEASON ---

I am named by God to be ~


-Five-Fold Minister
-Wearer of the Mantle of The Office of Prophetess
-Prophetess
-Wearer of the Iron Robe
-Shepherdess
-Silent Thunder
-Throneseeker
-FlockWatcher
-God's Warrior Woman
-God's Emissary of War

WHEN JESUS COMES IN, PAIN GOES OUT

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