My people are on my mind this morn. Spent last week in intense personality profile training – focusing on the power of good people coming together. Specifically, the power of those who invest their time and energy in waving warm power and encouragement over our strengths and who shore up each other’s not so strong traits. Being with real people who exalt and endorse and even question our gifts is a must to keep the gifts from freezing up. Nurturing and growing come from a round of voices from both within and without that notice the state of our gift. God placed us with our people for very specific reasons. The orchestra voices in the heavenlies all around nod to the state of gift-holder’s being to encourage, support, applaud and sometimes to give it comfort.
I don’t know how many friends one soul needs, but certainly, one or two that think your gift is the bread of heaven are a must. When we squelch each other, because of our differences, we squelch a part of our own heart. DearOne, each of us is deserving of a hallelujah chorus – and the right friends deliver in the right place at the right time!
What will you deliver today?
By the way, thank you for being my friend.
‘Oil and incense bring joy to the heart, and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.’ (Proverbs 27:9 HCSB)
Be a friend.