Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friendship??

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) entries recently, you'll know that I experienced some problems on Facebook (FB), with a friend who was unhappy about something I posted.

Even though this friend was unhappy with what I posted, and threatened to unfriend me, he didn't.  I believe this is because he has the love of Christ in him. 

I must say, I am thankful that he does have the love of Christ in him, because he is a real life friend, not just to me, but also to some of my family.  And, he was a loyal friend to my now deceased husband, Gordon.

However, it got me thinking.

When I first went on FB, I thought I'd probably only have about three (3) friends!  To my surprise, God has blessed me with over 3200 friends.

No, the quantity isn't the important thing.  The quality of friendship, is.

Yes, I've had some FB friends cancel friendship.  Some were fellow Realtors, who were either unsaved, or preferred to use FB for real estate purposes and didn't want to see all my Christian postings. 

That's okay.  No problem.  I have chosen to use FB for my personal preference:  God!

I must say though, that those Realtor friends who are Christian are usually happy with my postings.  As are my many Christian friends that I've made, both in real-life and cyber-life, living all over the world.

To my knowledge, I've only had three (3) friends unfriend me, for personal reasons.

One was a cyber-life FB friend, who was unhappy over a discussion about illegal aliens living in both USA and Canada.  Another one was a real-life FB friend, who was upset with me that day at Red Lobster restaurant, when I didn't stay to have lunch with her and another friend, because the location wasn't good for my eye problem.

The third person who unfriended me on FB, was a real-life, childhood friend.  In fact, this friend was the first person to even find me on FB!

This person cared enough to locate me on FB, on the very day I first signed up.  In fact, within a couple hours of joining.  Yet at a later date, didn't agree with me and/or some of my friends' opinions and unfriended me.

It's sad to me, that any friend would cancel friendship on FB, and in real life, due to differences of opinion. 

It seems to me that someone like this, thinks they are correct about everything and has no tolerance for anyone else, or their opinions.  No love of Christ, is evident here if they are willing to just throw people away and be unforgiving, at the very least.  Certainly there is no unconditional love or like (whichever you prefer to say) present in someone like this.

It's also sad to me, that someone who seemed to be a real-life friend, turned out to be someone who truly isn't, for even in real life, it appears friendship has been cancelled. 

Oh well.  That's life.  There's nothing I can do about it.  Except pray, that is!

And pray, I do. 

In fact, I pray not only for these friends, but for all my friends.  It makes no difference if they are real-life or cyber-life friends.  I pray for them.

I pray for them, their families, and their ministries (if they have one!).  I pray that God will bless them and supply for all their need, as He promised.  I pray for healing, finances, relationships, and more.  And, if they aren't born-again/saved, I pray for their salvation.

This reminds me of 1 John 5:14-15, "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."

How does God hear us?  Well, for one thing, we must pray according to His will, not ours.  In addition, you need to know that God is not obligated to hear prayer of the unsaved

So friends, if you are not yet saved, I would suggest you rethink your situation.  Come to Christ. 

Jesus is calling you... and is standing at the door knocking, waiting for you to open the door.  He's the best friend you'll ever have!

Please know, you are in my prayers.


Until next time...

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