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Friend = one who is known, liked, trusted, etc., an ally or supporter.
Bud = a small growth on a plant that precedes a leaf or flower * (nip in the bud) to stop in the early stages.* Buddy = A close friend; a comrade Buddy System = a pairing of comrades for mutual protection
(Webster’s Standard Dictionary)
I asked the Lord to help me regarding this subject. My intent; to define and speak of friendship in a general sense; and as a result; to self examine and evaluate the word. But; my direction as it so often does; changed.
So as I looked up this fab word, it began with being known, then liked, trusted, being an ally and supporter. First of all my first love Jesus, knows me inside out and loves me unconditionally. He likes me!.. Father God knew every cell formed in mama’s womb; He imparted, gifts, talents, characteristics, personality traits, mmmm He said ” she is goood! ” And only by His grace am I covered in goodness.
Due to the gift of Christ Friendship, I am entrusted with the miraculous holy spirit, living inside of me, speaking into my spirit, leading, loving & befriending me in every wondrous way. He is my rock, a daily revelation to my soul, a mind blowing experience, renewing me super-naturally as I walk in & by His grace. There are not enough pages to write down the benefits of this supernatural friendship, and how much His love overflows in my life daily. He is my air, each breath I take, His Word alive in me;a fountain springing up, a daily thirst quencher in this desert place. So as we move, should we allow, He will be our best friend 24/7, and by faith we can do all things through and in His strength. He teaches us how to be a friend closer than a brother. We have the daily opportunity to take His out-stretched hand of love, to receive an eternal friendship beyond imagining!
See this is what happens when He fills you up, you can’t get enough, speak enough, commune in His presence enough, because abiding in Him is “BEING” Alive! Knowing who you are, being a friend to yourself is the first seed, protected nurtured, by the unlimited water source. The buds come, you flower, blossom and attract others by your fragrance, joined with Him in precious friendship, you become the whole person, he destined you to be, as a result the man after God’s own heart (Psalms 1) will come seeking you; pursuing you. No fixer upper!, God sends the perfect friend for His faithful daughters. ~Gayle