True Friend

My child,

Real relationship requires truth. With acquaintances you may exchange some pleasant, often meaningless words, but with a true friend, you share your heart. The good, the bad, the joy and the heartbreak are all things that true friends share. You might say, they are true friends because they share their hearts with each other.

There is no way for us to have real relationship without sharing your heart and listening when I share mine. There will times when you are angry at me, and I at you. There will be misunderstandings, broken hearted weeping and overwhelming joy we will share if we have a true relationship. You will have to open your heart and trust your deepest of feelings with me, even those you know will risk displeasing me. Likewise, you will have to listen, really listen, giving me your undivided attention, so that you will hear my heart when I share it. When you will open your heart that way with me, then true friendship will follow and you will be blessed because of it.

Your true friend, I AM

Verses for consideration: 1 Samuel 20, Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 27:6, John 15:9-17

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