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S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video

Avatar Andy B | 08/03/2022 11 Views 0 Likes 0 Ratings

Episodes

S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video

13 5

S04E089, Stress, Confusion and Clearing The Decks, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E089, Stress, Confusion and Clearing The Decks, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E086, Butter, Salt, Blending and Standing Out! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E086, Butter, Salt, Blending and Standing Out! Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles
S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles

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S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks
S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks

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S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E081, Mis-labelled, but it’s not all bad!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E081, Mis-labelled, but it’s not all bad!! Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E078, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Part II, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E078, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Part II, Andy B 2 ......

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S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E070,  A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E070, A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E041, Resting Is Proactive! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E041, Resting Is Proactive! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all good… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all ......

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S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E025, Tables, Chairs, Faith and Decision Making, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E025, Tables, Chairs, Faith and Decision Making, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E018,  Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E018, Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E012, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E012, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E011,  Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E011, Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E009, We’re Going On A  Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E009, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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It’s so encouraging when we can advise someone, or help them, and see a burden lifted from their shoulders.

It could be as simple as lending someone a phone, or giving them a life. Perhaps we take them a meal or two when they’re ill, or even just moving house, so they don’t have to think about preparing a meal for themselves.

It can be so very simple, easy and straightforward to help others.

There are some very specific skill sets, which the church will have within it’s walls. It’s no wonder that many churches choose someone who runs a cleaning business to help organise the cleaning in the church. Or a builder to help ensure the buildings are maintained well.

It’s really great when we can do something that is life changing, or at least that we can see is life changing – in the life of someone else.

The church family that God desires is made up of all sorts of people, from different backgrounds and with different skill sets – as well as people with different strengths, and weaknesses.

God isn’t just looking for people who can be strong for others, but also for people who are willing to be weak for others, too. Because, when we admit our weaknesses, and failings, and struggles, not only do we encourage others to know they are not alone with their struggles, we also make it possible for people to use the gifts that God has given them into our life.

Which makes the church much richer.

Don’t always seek to be the helper who is always doing. Because, helping others can just as easily be accepting help, as much as it is giving help.

Andy B

0:00
So, another Andy B 2 Minute Video, and we've had a couple of things to sort out this week. And one of them was quite a specific skill set that we don't have. We kind of know what we're supposed to do about something, but we actually needed some advice.

0:15
So, the Lord has provided for us with some really great friends, with all sorts of skill sets. But, one of these friends we approached and said, 'look, this has gone on, and what is it we're supposed to do here?' And they came back and said, various things, which were very helpful. But she's a great friend. They've helped us to understand what we can do, what we should do, and what we shouldn't do. And it didn't really cost them anything, but time. But, what it did, was relieve us of a burden, of a weight, of something that's dragging us down. And there's only so much in life that we can cope with that, that pushes us down before we collapse, 'cos our knees buckle.

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Now, we're not in a really bad place at the moment, but it's easy to get there isn't it! So we all need friends, people who can advise us.

1:03
I've got a friend who's, who does missions work. And we have a really great friendship because we challenge, and we, we hold each other accountable. Well, he was really tired, and working really hard, and I was able to just remind him, easily, 'make sure you take some time to rest so you can do what God's asking you to do'. And he does the same for me all the time. Just pushing each other, and encouraging each other, lifting each other up. And we need to have friends in our life who can encourage us, who can challenge us, who can advise us when we're struggling, whether it's a spiritual matter or a physical matter.

1:38
I was able to have a chat with a different friend about some stuff going on in their lif,e and able to say, 'well, have you thought about this? And what about that?' And 'Oh, thanks. That's really helpful.'

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So we need to help people. We need people to help us. And, as Christians, as followers of Jesus Christ, one of the things we can do, really simply, is taking our day job, and using that to help other people, probably at no cost to us other than a few moments of thought, and 'this is what you need to do'.

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I remember a long time ago, when Jo had hurt, I think it was a shoulder, really badly. A friend of ours, who we ran a group in a church with, happened to be an A & E doctor. And we happened to be at their house and, 'well, let me check you out'. Took her a couple of minutes, and saved us a trip to A &E. Didn't cost her anything but a few moments of her time.

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So, let's be looking for those opportunities when we can, easily, help other people. It hasn't got to be hard. But we all need friends, so let's be a friend! And let's look for those people in our lives who can help us, and who we can help.

2:39
Just a thought.

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Comments

This post currently has 11 responses.

  1. Alan Kearns

    08/03/2022 at 23:15

    This is really appropriate to me today; I was in a situation where I was uneasy about a Biblical teaching being taught by a well known source. I approached a dear friend who I knew had the ability to answer my questions and thankfully they confirmed the dangers in what I had seen. I thank Father God for such precious brethren, that we can lean on each other when necessary.

    • BerryBunch.family

      09/03/2022 at 12:11

      It’s good to win the right to effectively speak into people’s lives, but that shouldn’t stop us from speaking out at all! I simply think that we can far be more effective with speaking into the lives of others, once we’ve won their respect – winning that right just means we can be more effective. The key is having the humility to accept we don’t have it all together either and could be wrong.

      I see Jesus as a great example of winning that right. He didn’t always take the time to do so, however. But, I see so many miracles that came before He’d speak into the life of somebody.

      And, well done that man!! If we see something out, we have an obligation to say something.

      Andy B

  2. davidsdailydose

    09/03/2022 at 03:18

    Thank you for this, Andy. It’s so easy to isolate ourselves and live like we don’t need others. Pride can keep us from helping , and being helped, by others.

    • BerryBunch.family

      09/03/2022 at 12:06

      Thanks David. Yes, you’re so right! We can both right and wrong at the same time.

      I do so believe that the Lord wants us depending upon each other more – something I feel the modern church has all too often lost sight of.

      Andy B

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