“Being A Brother Or Sister” By Kirk Hunt
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17 NKJV
Too often folks use the labels “brother” or “sister” loosely. To me, it is a very serious commitment. You should be prepared to shoulder any adversity, hardship or risk for a real brother or sister. That is what Scripture commands.
My friend called from two counties over. I had to borrow a truck. I paid a lot for gasoline. He needed me. Of course I was going to help him.
Do you stand with your kindred during difficulties and storms? Do you go the extra mile to help or comfort your kith and kin? Supporting from the living room couch is easy. Supporting in the stinging rain and lashing wind is more difficult.
Real love is a choice. Too often, that choice involves inconvenience, difficulty and sacrifice. Are you ready to bring it where it is needed? Being involved is not always enough. Real love requires real commitment.
Real commitment acts, despite the difficulties and obstacles. Faithful men and women love enough to run in when everyone else is walking out. Closeness matters most when the tears are falling and the hearts are breaking.
I pray you are the stand-up brother or sister that someone else can rely on. Sooner or later, everyone needs the help and ministry of a brother/sister born for adversity. You were born to help.
Think: God does not always send angels. Sometimes, He sends me.
Pray: “Lord, help me be a real friend and a true brother or sister in Christ.”
Copyright © March 2017, Kirk Hunt
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