Friends Make It Possible-zznba

Religion Over the past several days, my family and I have been in the process of moving from one home to another. Each day last week, I moved a load of boxes from one location to the other. On Thursday I spent the day steam cleaning the carpets in the new house. On Friday, I finished steam cleaning and moved the boxes that were already in the new home from the tiled floors to their respective carpeted locations. Saturday was the major moved of the larger household items, the assembling of beds, hanging of curtains, etc Sunday was more unpacking and shuffling of furniture. These things are tiring for even the most energetic person, but for me I face the additional challenge of having an arthritic compression fracture midway down my back. As the day goes by the muscles in my back begin to lock up to the point that I can hardly move or stand up straight. For me to successfully accomplish a major feat such as a household move requires help from my friends. As I was considering what to write this morning, the following example of scripture was brought to mind: Exodus 17:11-12 (NASB) 11 So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set. The Amalekites had come to make war with the people of Israel. Whether the people of Israel were to be victorious rested in Moses ability to keep his hand held up with the staff of God in it. Naturally, over time Moses strength began to fade and his arms began to drop from weariness. Unfortunately these drops of the arm led to a surge from the Amalekites. The only way for Israel to be assured a military victory was for Moses hand to stay airborne. It was the help of Moses friends that made this feat possible. They gave Moses a place on which to sit and each man took hold of an arm and held his hands up high. For me to successfully accomplish the task at hand this weekend was going to require more than my bad back on lone rusty pickup. I need friends with energy, who were willing to sacrifice their time and vehicles to make this endeavor possible. I needed them to step in to help carry the burdens I could not carry alone. The task was simply too big. Sadly, too many of us are trying to accomplish the major undertakings of life alone. In our solo efforts, we find that we are running out of steam, determination and hope. The task ahead is simply more than one person can manage in their own strength. It is during these times that we begin to see the value of true friendship. A real friend sees the bigger picture. They realize that their hand holding efforts will ensure a greater victory for all involved. My friends werent just responding to a guy with a bad back who needed a few extra pickup trucks. They were seeing the bigger picture. They know that my home is a place of ministry, a place where people find love, shelter and acceptance. My home is a place where others come to discover Gods greater purpose for their lives. It is a place where God transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Today I want to challenge you with this question: Who is standing beside you? I hope that you can readily name the men and/or women who stand on either side of you, holding you up when you just dont have the strength within you to press on. If you cant name those people, then I encourage you to seek Gods provision for the Aaron and Hur in your life. Their presence may mean the difference between victory and defeat in your next battle. Until next Monday, may Gods richest blessings be yours this week. Carl About the Author: 相关的主题文章: