Thinking about the past reminds us of the goody, goody times . . . that was during those younger days, when life is focused on what pleases us and what makes us happy but not what makes life worthy.
Building friendship is one big part of it. Friends, whom we grew with, our playmates and classmates are among them. It’s often thinking of a get together during weekends and planning ahead of time on where to hang out. It’s all about satisfying our empty desires and gratifying our wants in life.
Now, it’s different in terms of what is apt for the day and tomorrow and the days to come. It’s more on taking time to plan on what do, how to do it and when to do it. It’s preparing for the rainy days. It’s hitting right to realization dreams in life. It’s more on working today for the future’s security.
Part of it though is building a strong foundation of our life both on Spiritual and Physical. Physical here includes secured financial life and healthy psychological being. This is in preparation for whatever dilemma and trial await our life. This is true on everyone’s life around. Moreover, we don’t stand alone. We need someone to boost us. Someone whom we can call a FRIEND!
We need to bear in our hearts that a strong bond of friendship cannot be formed overnight. It takes time, and in some instances, it may take a lifetime. As Rebecca West describes friendship, she based it from what she had experience in life. She said, “Friendship is a definite process, involving talking to people and listening to them for hours at a time.”
Can we think of friendship as a cup that must be filled? I think so! The cup contains many shared experiences. A listening ear, a caring heart, comfort in times of grief, and joy shared in the triumphs of life . . . all help fill the cup.
I remember reading a portion on Samuel Johnson’s illustration, he said it this way, “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
We have a great friend who’s up there. He clings to us in or out of season. He is the only one who is faithfully behind us whatever happens. His friendship is no different. Although He knows everything about us because He created us, we need shared experiences of faith with God to be able to know Him as a true friend.
Communicating with Him on every instance of our daily concerns would greatly make a difference in our life. Pouring trust, obedience, and whole-hearted devotion into our friendship cup with God. He will cause our cup to run over with contentment, joy, and blessing in our life. We can turn to close friends and family and help fill their cups with God’s merciful heart and perfect love.
Nothing beats building a strong foundation of friendship to God by means of talking to Him through our daily devotional prayers and reading His words to strengthen our faith to Him.
“So then FAITH cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”