Welcome back to The Real Housewives of God’s Kingdom. As I said in Episode 1 I have done this series to show that what we see in the reality shows like, The Real Housewives of this city or that city, is not a reality to most women. I am writing this series to show that there is a whole different reality in the everyday lives of women in this country and it is not at all like what the TV shows portray. We are the Real Housewives of God’s Kingdom. Fame is not our goal. We want to glorify God in what we do. We don’t care that our lives are not what the world and the networks see as worthy of TV time.
“Two are better than one”
One of the greatest gifts God gives us is the gift of friendship. If you are blessed to have one friend you are truly blessed!!!
Two are better than one, because when they have good return for their labor: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Both myself and my writing buddy Cassie of Cassie’s Corner are blessed to have good friends in our lives who can pick us up when we fall down. The laugh both with us and at us! They are there to be the arms of Christ when we need a hug and the voice of God when we need wisdom.
Krista is one of the best friends I have ever had. She is a mother of 2, a wive of 19 years and one of the busiest sports moms I know. I met her when our girls were in Kindergarten and the first thing I saw in her was her servant’s heart. She is also one of those people who always finds the positive in a bad situation. God has used her not only in the school where she has given countless hours of service but she has also served in Children’s Ministry, The Food Bank, College Group, Youth Group, women’s bible study, and other outreaches. I asked her what her favorite scripture was she told me it was Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. It is that scripture that has carried Krista through some painful things one of those things is her health. Krista has both Factor V Leiden and Sjogren’s Syndrome. Her body hurts and she never complains. She has been a rock in my life and thank God for her.
2 Tim 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart is favorite scripture of your next real housewife of God’s kingdom. Nina (on the right) is a young mom of a sweet little boy who also has a heart for the Lord. She has been married for 6 years and she has been the inspiration behind one of my other blog posts. Nina currently runs the children program at her church (one of the most important ministries there is). She is also a student and a stay at home mom. In her 20’s she served as a high school youth leader and God has also taken her on mission trips to Mexico. Nina has a very sweet spirit and a great sense of humor which makes her a very fun woman to be around.
She can often be found with her friend Cassie of “Cassie’s Corner” who I am honored to have as a writer on my page. They are two of the feistiest women of the Lord I know and I love this picture of them. The saying a picture is worth a thousand words is so true. The two of them share a very special friendship and they are very powerful set of prayer warriors. Cassie blesses those who read my blog with a post each month. If you want to see some of Cassie’s wisdom go to “Cassie’s Corner”.
I hope you give thanks for your friends, laugh with them until you cry, pray for them, listen to them, and never be afraid to tell them you need prayer yourself.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. – William ShakespeareProverbs 27:17, As iron sharpens iron, so one man (woman) sharpens another.A knife can not sharpen it’s self. It takes iron to sharpen iron and a good friend can help you to be stronger and happier. Wisdom shared from one friend to another is much like the iron sharpening iron
Take a moment today and thank God for the women He has put in your life. The women who have seen you at your worst and love you like they have only seen you at your best. God has given us friendship so that we can hold each other up, so that we have someone to share our joys with and arms to hold us during our pain.
Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of the Real housewives of God’s Kingdom: “I will go where you send me” about 3 friends who were willing to move to new cities to plant 3 different churches.
To learn more about Cassie and I just click here: about us Blessings:)