Thankful for Friends

A Thankful Heart

Every November, I use the space here on Everyday Truth to provide you with a family devotional to get your family focused on their blessings. Join me here every day for a new installment of the devotional. It’s a great way to get your family focused on Thanksgiving before the mad rush to Christmas. You can find the the days you’ve missed here and any printables here, then follow along with me all month to learn about being thankful for the people in your family’s life. Pin it, share it, tweet it, invite your friends to join you. It’s going to be a great month.

Life is so much more fun with friends. Think about it. A bike ride around the block, a trip to the park, a day at the movies are all more fun when you have someone to share them with.

But friends don't just make things more fun. They also make us better. Good friends can help keep us on the right track. They can help us make good decisions. They can pick us up when we're down and encourage us to be better people than we would be otherwise.

Our friends can also support us as we try to follow God. They can pray with us and study the Bible with us. They can remind us of God's plan for us.

Good friends are important, and when we find them, we should treat that friendship with care. God tells us that good friends are valuable. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

Thankful friends

Action step: So, today, be thankful for your friends. Make a list of the friends in your life who are always there for you, the friends you love to spend time with and who make you a better person. Thank God for each of them. Choose one way to show a friend you're grateful for their friendship. Write a note. Take them some cookies. Offer to let them borrow that video game or toy of yours that they've been wanting to borrow. Let them know you're thankful for their friendship.