Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Good Times

When are my favorite times? The times I remember and cherish?

The best are when God speaks to me while I'm in His presence. Being in His presence is always great and God definitely refreshed me through several prayer & worship meetings the last 6 months.

Next is almost always when I'm with a few good friends - rarely at a big party, nor usually even when I'm with just one other friend (though it can be great). My favorite times are usually when I'm spending quality time with a small group of friends. Like our camping trip to the Smokies in March, playing games at the Blair house after prayer, and a trip to Tahoe with my brother and two close friends during Christmas break. I really love it when I feel like I'm a part of the group, like I'm appreciated and not an outsider. I wish I felt that way more often.

I am thankful, however, for a few of my close friends who do make me feel appreciated. I realize I should make more of an effort to get together or call them more regularly - unfortunately it's so easy for me to get distracted or be lazy. I ought to let them know I appreciate them, and even to reach out to those who also feel alone (can you feel my selfishness and insecurities cringing?). But, I hope to change by God's grace, so that I will do more of what really matters in life.

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your honesty, bro. I know it can be difficult sometimes for us to step outside ourselves and really make an effort to get to know others. I'm still learning how to do this more consistently. Good thoughts.

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