Posts Tagged ‘Friendship’

Extending grace

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

GraceOften, I know I’m supposed to do good and yet I don’t.

God extends grace to me and still loves me.

I say something I shouldn’t and God still accepts me.

I have a bad attitude and God is patient with me.

The Apostle Paul reminds the church in Rome, “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each one of you.” (Rom.12.3)

I’ve found lately I’m really good at receiving grace but not as good at extending it. Paul reminds us that God has given him the grace to live a life that’s not about Paul. He was also cognizant of the fact that God was giving him grace for each and every situation. I’m so thankful that God gives grace for each and every situation if you just ask!

So try and extend grace to others! It’s been extended to you.

Maybe we need to extend grace to a neighbor, boss, or coworker. Perhaps there’s been a situation with a family member or friend. Have you done your part of extending grace?

Kids, extend grace to your parents. They’ve never been a parent to you at this particular age. Believe it or not they’re learning just like you.

Parents, extend grace to your kids knowing that they don’t have it all figured out and you have the best chance to influence them through patient love.

You’ve been given grace not to hoard, but to give!

 

Looking for a few good friends

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in Uncategorized, WBC Blog

I’ve been blessed with some great friends in my life! People who’ve stuck by my side and dealt with me on my best and worst days. Do you ever just find yourself tired, worn out from life? 

Moses was in the midst of the battle of his life in Exodus 17. Let me recap the story for you. Moses took 2 friends with him to the top of the hill as the Israelites were fighting. As long as his hands stayed raised the Israelites were winning. However, if they fell they started to lose. In verse 12 it says that Moses grew tired. Aaron and Hur set up a rock for Moses to sit on and held up his hands for the remainder of the battle. I’m not sure what battle you’re facing today but you need friends like Aaron and Hur. People who will fight with you and for you. Might I say that if your friends aren’t by your side than you might need new friends. 

One other thing though from the story of Moses, Aaron and Hur…and this is HUGE. Moses asked for help! He asked for Aaron and Hur to join him because he knew the battle would be tough. If you’re tired, worn out, and just plain done ask for some help. You can’t do life alone and you were never meant to! 

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