Recipe for Friendship
Hey friends,

I've been digging through my files in an effort to clean out some things and I ran across this tasty item and wanted to share it with you.

Sisters In Christ Friendship Recipe

Shortening - Provides texture. Our fellowship and friendship with our sisters in the Lord can add much depth and texture to our lives. We blend together in unity as part of the body of Christ.
Sugar - Adds sweetness. Our fellowship with our sisters adds such a sweet taste to our lives. If we didn't have sugar in our cookies, we'd sure miss it. The same is with our fellowship with our sisters. We can't leave it out of our lives.
Eggs - Holds ingredients together. Sisters in the Lord are someone to lean on. We are held together by fellowship with them. We are stronger because of them, their prayers, and their love in the Lord. We have a special bond in Christ.
Vanilla - Adds flavor. Sisters add that flavor we need. They give us that extra sensation. Without friends and fellowship we become kind of bland.
Flour - Adds substance. We need the substance a sister in the Lord can add. They give us many things by way of mentoring us when we don't even know it. Their shared testimonies and way they live their lives has an impact on us.
Baking Soda - Leavens. Leavening agents in baking helps to lighten the dough. Friendship with our sisters in Christ lightens our burdens through their prayer and encouragement.
Salt - Enhances flavor. We know that friendships add flavor and just when we need it, they help improve the tastefulness and quality of our lives. Friends are the type of people that know just what we are going through and are there when we need them.
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips - - The kind of chocolate chips we normally add to our cookies is semi sweet. Our sister friends tell us what they feel and think and that's okay. They can be honest and truthful to us. "Iron sharpeneth iron" (Proverbs 27:17).
Nuts...Optional - Just a little craziness in a sister friend is great! Sometimes a little zaniness in our friends can be just the ingredient we need.

Friendships take a lot of time and effort to bake up but they are worth it when we sense that sweet aroma and special bond that they bring. Friends that have Jesus in common will have lasting relationships, not just here on earth, but will dwell with Christ together throughout eternity.

"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there
is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24.

I wonder if I'm the type of friend that I should be to others, especially to my sisters in Christ. Am I doing all those things that I should be doing, like lifting burdens, adding flavor, helping hold things together with my prayers, and all those other things? I hope I can improve in this area.

So, is your life a good recipe for friendship?


Blogger Digging for Pearls said...

Beautiful reminder Zoe! Thanks for sharing it today! You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Blogger Joyful said...

Oh, I pray my life is a good recipe for friendship. I think sometimes I don't get the right amount of each ingredient, or maybe I don't give it enough time to bake and it's still gooey inside.

Praying friends will be able to taste and see that anything good in me is Jesus,

Blogger Chef Diane said...

I love this!
I think I sometimes come up short in some of the ingredients.

I always add the right amount of NUTS to the mix.
Crazy,Fruity, Goofy and Mixed :-)


Blogger Lynn Cowell said...

I just read your devo on forgiveness is like spinach. Just this morning I was asking the Lord if there is anyone I have unforgiveness toward or anyone who has it against me. I know nothing can clog up growth like unforgiveness. Thanks for being so vulnerable! Appreciate you so much!

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