Go out on a limb!
Posted on June 27, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters
When was the last time that you went out of your way for a friend? I mean REALLY went out of your way!! I like to help people. Most of the time it’s a simple thing to me. Lending my truck, a ride to the airport, helping move some furniture? Easy right? And it should be. But there are a few moments in our life that God truly test our limits. How do we react? Do we make up some lame excuse or flat-out say, “No” because it takes us out of our comfort zone.
Do you think the disciples’ made excuses when Jesus asked them to “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” There are times when we need to totally step out of that comfort zone that we all live in. 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent to present yourself to god as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed.” These are hard time we live in, and living more and more in the world instead of God’s world puts us at risk of not “going out on a limb” for those we love and care for. James 4:4 says, “Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility towards God.”
I have two dear friends that I respect, love, and admire. They’re in a bind, and with the blessing of my wonderfully awesome wife, I’m coming out of retirement to give them a hand this summer. I know first-hand the hardship that they will go through. Trust me I am no savior, but to lend a helping hand for a few weeks to people I care for, I know that it is what God wants me to do. When we put all faith in the One that gave His life for me, you and everyone on this planet, going out of our comfort zone is a little easier.
When I lost my best friend to cancer 3 years ago, I was asked to give his eulogy. I closed with John 15:13, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down his life for his friends.” So when your asked to “go out on that limb”, know that Jesus is right there with you.
Written by Robert Breault: Robert was blessed to work 8 years in the Keswick Raws kitchen and is now retired, well, almost. He’s a loving husband to Shirley, a wicked stepfather to Shirley’s three “Angels”/children, and a doting Pop-Pop to their two grandchildren, Charlotte and Max. But most important, he is a child of the one true King!
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.” – Hebrews 3:6