I have this personal joke with my friend, Megz, where we refer to each other as a “cup of tea”. The whole point behind this is that instead of going to each other and complaining endlessly about things, we try as much as we can to bring it to God first. Then, when we feel calm, we speak to each other and try to see the positives in everything. We basically help to build each other back up when we’re shaken. So, God’s like this big slice of fudge cake that satisfies our hunger and then, when we’re comfortably full, we find warmth in each other’s words of encouragement and hope, that pretty much reinforces what Gods been telling us.
It’s only lately that I’ve really started to appreciate this approach to our friendship and I’ve definitely noticed it becoming a natural habit. When we accepted Christ into our lives, we had no idea what the future with him would hold. Now that we’re taking our faith seriously and considering it as being who we are rather than a small part of us - things have been changing majorly. We’re constantly dealing with new emotions, confusing situations and varying degrees of heartache. I think we underestimated just how much God would want to transform us
But I believe that God brought us together to deal with these changes. I hear all the time that we shouldn’t rely on comfort from others before we get it from God. But then what exactly is the point in having friends, especially ones that you consider a blessing sent from God?
Megz and I fulfil a very important purpose in each other’s lives. We’re constantly comforting and reassuring each other. We remind each other of why God brings us through things and we persevere, knowing we’re experiencing similar struggles and enduring personal battles for the same Glory.
I believe Meghan is used by God to provide clarity in my life. She’s a vessel that he’s making permanent use of in every way imaginable. She softens the blow of every infliction I receive. She’s with me in the aftershock of Gods theatrics as he turns thing upside down on a daily basis to test me.
Everyone needs a sister like Meghan. Everyone needs a friendship that endures and understands the way ours does. There’s really no other way to put it – we aren’t blood sisters on earth, but we’re bound by the blood of Jesus and for me, that’s as close as it gets.