You know the kind, those who go through life with you and are a sweet place of rest and wholeness. The kind of people that when you leave them you are fuller with God’s presence and joy then when you entered. When we offer up the incense of prayer together, we all come out smelling like God. These are the people with whom you share common passions, carry each others burdens and celebrate each others victories. Those are your oasis buddies.
The friends you pray with get a front row seat on all the God activity in your life and the same for you in their lives. We share that front row seat as we pray for the church, the leaders, the hurting, the nation and the world together.
I’m blessed to have two women that I meet with twice a week and we have been meeting for over 3 years now. Almost without fail and the difference it has made in my life is huge. Through life’s most difficult circumstances and life’s richest blessings we have been together.
Today the youngest of us is having a birthday. We celebrate our youngest sister. We tell her she is the spoiled one for she carries the favor of the baby in the family. Leslie just smiles her mega watt smile and says she knows she is the favorite. Karen and I adore her and her family.
Happy Birthday my brilliant sweet friend. Thank you for being my oasis friend.