Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A friendship in the path of Jesus

Proverbs 16:9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

I met her in 2007.  She was leading a bible study.  I dropped off the kids as part of our mission trip.  The church just happened to be having a bible study lead by her.  I was so impressed by her heart that I started following her blog.  I also began following her hubby's blog because he's the pastor of the church.  You can tell a lot about people about what they write.  I love these two because they are not fake, they admit when they fail, but they also tell you exactly what they do when they fail.  Go to Jesus.

That seems like such a long time ago.  

I have a heart for missions. But God established my steps to walk into that little church with the big heart so many years ago.

I can tell you that I am so thankful.

I serve with this church.  We learn there.  We love it.  It's heartbeat is Jesus.

Now back to my friend.  Our kids laugh and joke that we are BFF's.  I love her.  She's encouraging, and funny, and beautiful, and amazingly talented with a sewing machine, she inspires (she's why I do meal plans), she likes tea, just like me!  She will even tell me when I need a little correction.  We laugh together, cry together, pray together, we pray for each other, spend our Saturday mornings together, we encourage each other!  

I'm so thankful for her!  As I was getting ready this morning, praying for her, and thanking God so much for her, I thought I'd share my heart about her.

Thank You Jesus for my fabulous friend, I am forever thankful!!

Thanks Netta for being my friend! I loveyou!  

1 comment:

Diane said...

I never cease to be amazed at how God joins hearts and molds relationships between people. I had always had difficulty having relationships with women. Women can be snippity and ugly. However, I have found that the trouble wasn't women in general, it was the women I was trying to form relationships with. I wanted to choose my relationships instead of allowing God to place me in relationships that could bloom and grow even as the two of us grew. That is exactly what the Scarf Sisters are to me.......the relationships that I've given over to Jesus and allowed Him to plant in my heart and in the hearts of all of you! I love that I now have nurturing, growing relationships with the most precious women I've ever known! I still struggle with the BFF thing; perhaps I'm just not meant to have the BFF but many BFFs! :-)

Many hugs.............