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Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Bestie; My Friend

I am so excited to have a guest writer today. It is the first one I have had on my site. This week we have been talking about friendships of all kinds. (see previous posts) However, today’s topic is particularly special to me; Best Friends.

I have some VERY close and special girlfriends. Girls in my life who I love completely and who love me as well. My girls are so important to my day to day living. They comfort me, lift me up, make me laugh, and share my tears. I don't know where I would be without my Crystal, Krystal and Loretta.

But, there is one in particular that is like a sister to me. One who really is my very best friend. She has been my sidekick since High School. I feel we have a soul connection; she truly is the one who inspires me most & makes my heart soar. I told her the other day “I am so excited I get to share spending eternity with you!” I love you Abby and thanks for sharing with us today!

Rachel

Proverbs 18:24 NIV

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

I have had many friends in my life to come and go. During my teen years I was never alone. I always had friends to party with and I thought that was all I needed to be happy. I was wrong. This all came to halt one night when I partied a bit too hard. When I came down off the drugs I had taken, I felt overwhelmingly depressed. I woke up alone in a house that I had destroyed. Just eight hours prior, it was full of people, but none that I could call a best friend. Even though she hadn’t been there that night, I knew she’d be there for me when no one else was. Rachel came over that morning to comfort me in that time of deep darkness and I learned an important lesson. “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer that a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

Ecclesiastes 4:10 NIV

If one falls down, his friend can help him up, but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.

I believe that it is important to have a fellow believer in Christ as a best friend. As Christians, we go through seasons in our relationship with Christ. Just like the seasons changing over the months, so does our relationship with Him. Sometimes you need a friend in Christ to lift you up. Someone to help you remember the importance of having a relationship with the Lord; Rachel has been that person for me. It can be harder for us to see God’s work when we focus on our worldly views, so when I fall down, I am grateful to have Rachel to pick me back up. Just as scripture says, “If one falls down, his friend can help him up, but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:10

Even more crucial than having a best friend, is having one that is a believer. Thank you Rachel, for blessing me with your friendship!

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My name is Abby Carter and I live in Loganville, GA where I attend First Baptist Church of Loganville and work for Gwinnett County Courts. I have been married to Chris Carter for ten years and we have a nine year old daughter, twelve year old stepdaughter, and fourteen year old stepson. I have been best friends with Rachel Clark for fifteen years.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Abby for sharing. Great job girlie!

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  2. Rachel, I knew you rocked and this post just backs that up. It's so true that we need friendships with women who are grounded in Him. If our friendships don't have that foundation we are in trouble. Great word Abby!

    Karen

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  3. Thanks for letting me share, Rachel! I really enjoyed it and meant every word of it! Love ya girl!

    -Abby

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