True Friends

anecdotal stories
Proverbs 18:24, “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (NKJV)

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in “you” without condition
(C)alls you just to say “HI” and see how you’re doing
(D)oesn’t give up on you

(E)nvisions the whole of you, even unfinished
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives of themselves unconditionally
(H)elps you when you need it
(I)nvites you over

(J)ust being with you satisfies them
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life

(N)ever judges
(O)ffers support anytime it’s needed
(P)icks you up when you’re down
(Q)uiets your fears and doubts
(R)aises your spirits with compassion and encouragement

(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you completely
(V)alues you just the way you are

(W)alks beside you anywhere you go
(X)-plains thing you don’t understand without criticism
(Y)earns for you when you are gone for a while
(Z)aps you back to reality when needed

– Author Unknown

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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