Daily Archives: July 19, 2012
What a blessing to call Ricky Skaggs a friend! I did a project for Nikon several years ago and it put Ricky and I into contact, and as is always the case with brothers in the Lord, we became fast friends. The other day Ricky had a birthday and my son Wes saw it in the Lexington paper, so I just wanted to take a moment to wish Ricky a good one! I also wanted to take a moment to thank God for the great friends He has surrounded me with! This mornings devotional in, In Touch spoke of Paul’s last messages and how he spoke of those friends that stood by him. It reminded me how fortunate we are to have those people in our lives that are our best friends. I count Chuck Summers and Jim Begley as two men that God has placed in my life to help me, and guide me, what a burden that must be, I need a lot of help! Many others are on that short list, but from fear of leaving someone out, you guys and gals know who you are, I won’t start a list here. Needless to say it is a great blessing when God gives us such riches, friends.
A friend is more than an acquaintance, a friend is there with you, for you, in prayer for you, ready to council you, or just listen! A friend is someone you can trust, and believe in. If a friend lets you down it is the last thing they would ever want to do! I’m truly blessed, but more important, I want to try to be a friend to others, only with God’s strength can we ever do that.
Father give me Your wisdom, Your love, Your steadfastness, as I attempt to be a friend to those that have blessed and honored me with their friendship!