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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Friendship (04/04/05)

TITLE: Friends on this Journey
By Mitzi Busby


Reflecting upon Paul’s life, I began to wonder what his letters to the modern day believers would be. The Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. Paul built up the Church and encouraged Believers to run the race. He corrected those in Corinth and Ephesus, while being a sort of coach. He helped the early Church learn to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow the Word which Christ left with us. Perhaps, if here today, Paul might write something like this to his friends and fellow believers:

I hope that you realize what a precious blessing you are to me in my journey with the Lord. You are ever encouraging to me in my struggles. Thank you for lifting me up and helping me to stand daily in His Spirit and the Power of His Might. I am so blessed to have a friend like you standing with me in the fight that the enemy would like to see destroy my joy, and my life. He can't have it! Jesus already purchased it, and I'm only trading my sorrows, laying them down for the JOY that He has set before me. I know in Whom we believe and am persuaded that He is able to keep all that we have entrusted to Him.

All Blessings and Honor and Glory and Power to Him who sits on the throne.

Thank you so much for your tenderness and compassion.
May the blessings that you give return to you one hundred fold. Open the floodgates.
In His Love,
Your Friend


Nothing that touches your life is petty to me, my
Dear Friend. God is victorious over whatever we face.
Please, forgive me for weighing you down with my
concerns. It was only my intention to bear one
another's burdens and pray for one another. You are
very special and I know that you are very tender to
Our Lord's heart.

God is so very good. I saw the most vivid,
beautiful, brilliant rainbow stretch across the sky
this afternoon. I was in wonder as it was so spectacular.
All I could say was, "Thank you, Jesus
for reminding me how close you are and that you ALWAYS
keep your precious promises."

Friend, I see by your writings that you are so close
to Him. Please, don’t allow anyone or any
circumstances to steal your joy. If there is one
thing that I am sure of, the enemy has stepped up his
game. Those who are obedient and serving the Lord are
being really attacked. It is unbelievable the
things that the enemy throws at me daily. I'll keep
believing My Father and serving Him because Nothing
can take me from within His mighty hand of safety and
mercy. I am so thankful for His faithfulness right
now at 3 A.M. and His everlasting love when I can't
sleep because of the terror of the night that tries to
sneak up on me. I love Psalm 91 and believe that no
evil thing, no harm, no disease shall come near my
dwelling because I dwell securely in Him.
I just woke up in the
night singing "I thirst for you" 'In a dry and weary
land, we're longing for His hand to guide us to a
place where You, can pull us through.'

Praise God, He is more than able to accomplish what
concerns us today.

I am praying for you. You are so very dear.



If Paul were here today, he would spread his encouragement and blessings. As he did, we should follow the example of Christ to edify the Church.

In a song that I co-wrote in 1990, it said, “You’re my friend, as iron sharpens iron. You’re my friend. Through Him we are empowered. We walk down the same rocky road, sticking together through the roughest weather. You’re my friend.

There is a friend that is closer than any brother. Two are better than one. For when one falls, the other will lift her up and help her to stand. You’re my friend.”

May we continue in the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Delores Baber04/12/05
Beautiful! I loved the freshness of these "letters". Have you read the Cottenpatch Gospels? They also have some of the episles in "Southern" vernacular. Your phraseology was so good!Imagine sending one of theses examples to a friend with her name injected. Wow!
Nancy Hardy04/12/05
You know, dear one, we live and journey in a foreign land, and are not welcomed tourists. It is such a comfort and blessed gift from heaven to meet up with a fellow Citizen from our homeland to share both the detours of disappointment and the scenic look-out points of joy. Praise the Lord for His great provision of friendship!! - Nancy
Sally Hanan04/23/05
Nicely done Mitzi. Paul's encouragement has meant so much to so many over the centuries; and we can do the same.