You will not know the fullness of a gift until you have learned to live without it. You will not understand what God is up to in your life until you look back and His goodness shines through what you thought was your darkest hour. Just as you cannot understand the mystery of life forming in a pregnant woman, you cannot understand the mystery at work in all that God does. Therefore, the powerful gift of friendship is beneficial to human life. Unfortunately, it is commonly said that true friends are very scarce. The reality of this statement is a fact we live with everyday.
Now, gift is something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor toward someone, honor an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance; present. It is something bestowed or acquired without any particular effort by the recipient or without it being earned. However, a friend goes the extra mile to make his friends happy because he shares in their happiness. As a follower of Jesus Christ, though the world may practice a supernatural form of friendship characterized by denial, betrayal and backstabbing, you must be different. As a light of the world, you must teach the world what true friendship means. It is true that friendship attracts a high premium and can be demanding. This is why you must choose the number of friends you can effectively and faithfully manage. Because, only in a true friendship and a true love do you find a genuine basis for peace. So, only God can break down the national and racial barrier that divide men today. Therefore, many people mistake mere acquaintance for friendship; this is wrong. An acquaintance cannot pay the price that friendship demands. This is why many people feel disappointed when their expectation from a casual associate at work or brother in church is not met. The fact that someone is a Christian brother does not mean he is a friend. Although a brother or sister in Christ should not be taken as an enemy, nevertheless, do not expect much from such person. Because, a true friend loves at all times.
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Regardless of what you do, what happens, or where life takes you, a true friend loves you at all time. Love and support is not ignoring the words you need to hear. True friendship makes you better. Even when you have fallen, in trouble or in pain a true friend always stand by you. Beloved, the good news for you today is that Jesus can be that perfect friend you desire. Make Him your friend today, and He will never disappoint you. So, the powerful gift of friendship is non negotiable.