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Are you hollow or are you full?
Let's open our hearts
Do Your Good Deed
If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Edgar Watson Howe
When you see a friend in need of help do you sit down and talk with them to comfort them or do you take action? Yes comforting is important, but, so is helping.
Let’s say a friend is going to lose their job, do you say “Gee that’s too bad” That is hollow friendship.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2 14-17 New International version
Or, do you say “Well, that’s too bad, but now let’s get to work on what we are going to do about it.” Then, the two of you work out a plan to deal with the situation. You would be surprised how fast they go from feeling utterly destroyed to feeling empowered. That is being a full friend.
Help us to help each other, Lord,|Each other's cross to bear,|Let each his friendly aid afford,|And feel his brother' care.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (The Lord our Provider) please give me the wisdom and the tools nessesary to help________ (fill in the blank). I see they are having difficulty with________ (mention what their problem is) and ask for your loving wise divine guidance on how best to help. I ask in the name of our great Sheppard, Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day