“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” John 15:13, NKJV.
I had a three-hour conversation with a brother to help his life, and now, he is not the same. Piece by piece, issue by issue, God poured through me to help him. That ministry, that counsel, that help he received from God through me could have very well have been the tipping of the scale toward trusting God that he could go on, instead of giving up and doing something horrific in his life. It was all a result of laying my life down, giving of myself to someone else.
He told me this, “I appreciate you taking the time to help me, Mister. Man, you know, Christians know a lot, but some don’t take the time to show someone they care, to help and hear what someone is really going through.” I was convicted by the Lord and felt I needed to do this more.
Jesus is our example of truly helping and loving people. He left heaven where there is no time and spent 33 years with us. He eternally had it all, but He loved us so much that He stepped into time, our time, our life to save us, considering us as friends.
Let Jesus be your model and take the time to help someone victoriously live.
Prayer: Father, thank You for this. Jesus, help me to love more. I desire people to know Your great love for them, and I ask that You use me to do that. I do have time. My life is Yours, Lord. Help me to show I care by laying down my life for someone else. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Matthew 10:8, Acts 20:35