“I want you to hold up the arms of a friend. Do what it takes to help them through whatever challenges they might be facing. Pour yourself into his or her need with reckless abandon. That’s what Jesus did for you. Now you show others who He is by living the way He did.”
Exodus 17:12 AMP
But Moses’ hands were heavy and grew weary. So [the other men] took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Then Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side and one on the other side; so his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
John 15:12-14 NIV
12) “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13) Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
14) You are My friends if you do what I command.”
Have you ever felt the chill of someone who cares little or nothing about anything or anyone but himself/herself? On the other hand, have you ever basked in the warmth of Christ-like love that was limitless in its scope?
We, as followers of Jesus, are called to pour out all of our life’s juices for the benefit of others, just as He did. If you feel that my last statement is a little extreme, ask the Lord to show you how He desires all of us to serve.
Show me how to live Your way, Lord,