A Little Help From My Friends

I get by with a little help from my friends….


So goes the line from a popular song by the Beatles. The song goes on to say I get high with a little help from my friends. Now I’m not sure what type of high they are talking about but the friends I have help me go higher in Christ. My friends pray for me when I have no words, they make me laugh, they selflessly help me and they love me.


A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17


Friendships have always meant the world to me. I have been so blessed throughout my life to have great friendships. From friends that were only in my life a short period to having a life long friend. My bestie and I have been linked together for 35 years now.


Friendship is close to the heart of God. We see many examples in the bible of friendships. One example is that of David and Jonathan. Jonathan even risked damaging his relationship with his own father out his loyalty to his friend.


But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24b


A friend corrects when necessary, sharpens, encourages, listens, builds up and loves unconditionally. In good times and bad, a friend is your corner man who cheers you on and patches up your bruises.


Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11


So to all my friends, you know I love you a ton. I thank God for you in my life. There’s a saying, which says to have a friend you must be a friend. I believe friendships are a necessary part of life and makes traveling the road of life easier. Give the proper investment of time to nurture your friendships. I know there will be seasons that you will be more available or less available than others, but friendships are reciprocal and require maintenance.


Since I’ve been blogging, God has connected me virtually with some new friends. I am truly amazed at how God transcends time and space to connect spirits in unity to worship the King and to further His agenda here on earth.


I’d like to invite you to visit a few of my blogging friends. With some I connect as a mother, a wife, or a ministry leader. With some I connect over shared experiences. But with all these ladies, we share a deep love of Christ and use the blogging platform to spread the Good News. So pay a visit to my girlfriends and leave them a comment. For indeed the Lord says it is good and pleasant when we dwell together in unity. Like Aaron and Hur holding up Moses’ arms, ladies we are victorious when we hold one another up. So here’s to iron sharpening iron and for being my sister’s keeper.


Brandi Jefferson-Motley @ Encouragement for Your Journey

Brandi sings like an angel and prays like a warrior. Her nuggets of encouragement make you want to give the Lord a SHOUT!


Tai East @ A SPIRIT-Kissed Soul

Mmm…Tai’s hunger and thirst for God and examination of scripture leaves me looking forward to my quiet time with God, excited for what new revelation I’ll receive.


Kelly Balarie @ Purposeful Faith

True humility here. Kelly unabashedly lays out her heart and when she does, God’s love floods her and the reader.


Candace @ Candace Creates

My sweet friend Candace is demonstrating that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. She candidly shares her testimonies and is helping others be free.


Susan B. Mead

Susan is a living witness that God gives beauty for ashes and joy for pain.


Thanks in advance for visiting my blogging friends.


In what ways will you nurture your friendships today?


As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!



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Happy to also connect with these friends sharing the Good News #WordsWithWinter Purposeful Faith, #LifeGivingLinkup

12 replies
  1. stevevhan
    stevevhan says:

    Well, i cant consider myself having that true on real best bud, however for me that’s not make me less. Every time i have a problem, i always pray or have a quiet moment with God in our church, that makes me to an advantage.

    Thanks for sharing this with us and rekindling that friendship is also another gift from our Savior. 🙂

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Yes friendship is a beautiful thing. My heart goes out to people who mistakenly believe they don’t need friends. My heart also goes out to those that have a difficult time forming vibrant friendships. Praying that God continues to work mightily through the context of friendship.

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      I have been blessed to be join to a few friends who have rode the wave of life with me. Friends who were around when I had little food, when I lost a parent, marriage, births and the like. It adds such fiber to the relationships.

  2. Tai East
    Tai East says:

    Sweet Tyra, you are a beautiful gift from THE LORD! There have been many days that your words have strengthened me. I am truly grateful for you, Dear One. You are an incredible blessing to me. Praying blessings over you, Love! 🙂

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Thank you friend. We are living scripture come to life; rejoicing with them that rejoice, bearing one another’s burdens, praying for one another, comforting one another, edifying one another. My heart is so full. Happy for our divine connection.

  3. Candace
    Candace says:

    I’m so honored to be included in this list of women and to be able to call you friend, Tyra. I feel the same way about you. I love how we can connect so strongly across the internet. As bloggers for Christ, we share an incredibly strong and beautiful vision. I look forward to many years walking along side you and learning so much more from your amazing strength, faith, and healthy choices.

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      We are sisters for the journey. This is how we overcome. The bible says we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. As we candidly share we are walking out our healing. It is His desire that we be well mind, body and spirit. Hallelujah!


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