This is Anne and Dianna from Anne of Green Gables — so happy to have found each other. Each time I’ve moved to a new city I’ve asked God to give me a “kindred spirit” friend, someone, as Anne put it, “to whom I can confide my inmost soul.” That means she has to be passionate about Jesus too.
I don’t think you can turn someone into a “kindred spirit” friend — she is instead, a gift from God.
It’s so wonderful when you realize God really cares about our friendships and does hear and answer that longing of our heart. When I went to my first Bible study I was drawn to Patti. She so humbly shared where she was struggling — I remember she laughed and said, “I’m sorry — I know my life sounds like a soap opera.” I loved it that she was so honest. I was holding back — though I was terribly lonely in Seattle, I wasn’t ready to make myself vulnerable. But God did it for me! The faciliator asked us each to share an area were we were hurting — I wasn’t going to do it — but then I began to cry and couldn’t stop!!! Patti invited me to lunch — and we’ve been dear friends for thirty-eight years!
What’s your story?