Sunday, January 15, 2012

So Thankful for my Friends

You show that you are a letter from Christ,
the result of our ministry,
written not with ink
but with the Spirit of the living God,
not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 
2 Corinthians 3:3 (NIV)


I came across this scripture recently, and I just love it. 
It reminds me that I'm richly blessed with friends.

Friends that God has given me

Friends that are written on the tablet of my heart

In order to have friends.......

                      one need to be a friend.

That means giving of your time when necessary,
sharing, caring, offering encouraging words
and praying for your friends.  


Philippians 2:3 says,  
Do nothing out of selfish ambition 
or vain conceit, but in humility
consider others better than yourselves.

Place more value on your friend's needs than your own.  

 
My heart is full this week,
full of JOY that I've received from my friends. 
The JOY arrived from various friends in various forms
and is written on the tablet of my heart.


Thanks for stopping by.  I've included some free vintage images in this post for you.   Enjoy!


 

8 comments:

Shoregirl said...

What a beautiful post, Abby! You have been that kind of friend to me since we met via the blogging world last year. My life is so much richer because you are a sweet and caring friend!
Love the verse you included at the top of your post -- so true my heart tablet is full of writing from my friends!

Colleen said...

Beautiful images and such a rich and fulfilling scriptures.
Thank you
ColleenB.

My Beautiful World said...

Very special post glad I found a new friend in you. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit me sometime follow back if you like. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

Linda Young said...

Dear Abby, I just love the sweet images and the important thoughts and scripture on true friendship!
Thank you for the beautiful things you share and for helping us understand God's word.
Blessings!, Linda

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'In Wendy's World.' Your blog is so pretty with all the vintage pictures. I am really into birds lately, and my favorite is the Hummingbird. Me and my daughters started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with peace, and I have enjoyed looking at all of the sayings that you have. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Natalie said...

I know your words are heartfelt, Abby! God bless you dear sister!

NickelNook said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post, Abby! I find it interesting, and wonderful, that the Lord is often blessing us in the same area at the same time! It's always fun for me to see that your posts are in line with projects I'm working on! :o)
Thanks for the lovely images, as well!...Nancy :o)

Chatty Crone said...

I think that is so true - how can you be friends without being one? sandie