When we were down visiting Zack’s family this last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a birthday dinner with Zack’s mom and a few of her friends.
I think Zack was probably jealous he wasn’t able to attend, because these ladies are a lot of fun.
This last dinner I joined really had me thinking about friendship, and it inspired me.
Let me explain…
Karen, my mother-in-law, and 2 of her closest friends have been praying together for years. It was seriously amazing to hear about their lives and some of the struggles they have overcome.
We are talking about some really rough things…
Sometimes during difficult patches one can feel like life is dragging them down, but when this happened… they always had the others to lift them back up.
They told me that during some of the hardest times they had been feeling discouraged and defeated, but the other 2 were always there to pray for their friend—even when she was too exhausted mentally and emotionally to pray herself.
It’s normal to have ups and downs in life, God doesn’t promise our journey will be easy… but to have this kind of bond with friends is super encouraging.
People that can speak truth and wisdom into your life when you need it the most.
It just made me realize how important these kinds of people really are. Ones that know what you need most… Jesus. And they will encourage you to seek him wholeheartedly, even when that may be difficult.
I have been so blessed to be able to spend quality time with these wise women… I can only hope one day some of their wisdom will rub off on me. :)