Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Living Simply

I am reading this book by a fellow blogger, Joanne Heim, and I am trying desperately to apply these principles to my life. This sections is pretty easy because God has blessed me with so many godly friends!!!

Believing Friends - This section is talking about being "unequally yoked" in regards to friendships. A "simple" friendship begins with a believing friend. Proverbs 27:17 "...Iron sharpens iron..." I want believing friends who will sharpen me, who will challenge me and gently help me to see those things in myself that need to be changed. I want friends who will challenge me to continue to grow in Christ. I want friends who are walking down the same path, not pulling me in another direction. I want friends whom I aspire to be like. And as importantly, I want friends that Bailey will admire and emulate.

I know the day is coming...I mean really, the day is here, when Bailey (my daughter) will seek advice from other people. I know that Bailey will not always come to me first. I know that she will go to her friends (and oh, how I pray for those friends) and to my friends. I am so thankful to have so many women in my life with different backgrounds and experiences that pray for her and take the time to talk with her and share God's Word, love, and grace with her.

My friends are some of those women, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for loving Bailey and for praying for her. I am glad she has so many godly examples in her life. Thanks to the godly women God has placed in my life to be my friend and Bailey's too. I love you Guys!!!

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