Speak Lord; I’m Listening – Daily Bite-Size Encouragement – Day 12
Everyone calls out to someone at some point in their life. No matter how independent we are, we need other people. At some point in our life, we will need assistance.
Out on a Ledge
I remember when a friend of mine went hiking in Oregon. She slid down some large boulders to get a better view of the valley and for an unobstructed photo. After taking her pictures, she discovered she could not climb up or around the large boulders. She tried calling the ranger station, but found she did not have a phone signal. She was stuck.
When some other hikers showed up on the scene, she called out for their assistance. Because everyone was a day hiker, no one was carrying ropes. However, at the higher elevation, the new hikers did have a phone signal and could call the park rangers for assistance.
It took several hours to get my friend out of her predicament, but she made it safely. And she learned a valuable lesson; do not leave the trails!
Everyone Needs a Savior
Sometimes we need physical saving, as my friend did when she got stuck on the rock ledge. Other times, we need spiritual salvation. “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”1 In our youth, we can think Christian beliefs are for the old or the weak, but God says in His Word,
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.”2
So spiritual beliefs are not only for the weak and the old, but for the strong and the young. Everyone needs a Savior. Have you discovered that you are spiritually out on a ledge in life, stuck? If so, call out to Jesus, and He will come and rescue you.
Jesus is Our Friend
Have you been received assistance off a ledge and are unsure what to do next. Start with reading the Gospel of John. John “emphasizes the love of God as found in Jesus Christ, and you will discover that it starts with God’s plan for man.”
“Here is a preferred order for someone who wants to start reading and understanding the Bible:
- The Gospel of John
- The Gospel of Mark
- I John
- II John
- III John
- The Gospel of Luke
- The Gospel of Matthew
- I Corinthians
- II Corinthians
Now turn and give a helping hand by assisting a friend off their ledge. Jesus can help you and your friend. You are not alone! Start with reading the Gospel of John and find a Friend in Jesus. Jesus is a Friend to everyone who calls on His name.
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1 Romans 10:13 NASB
2 Isaiah 40:28-31 NASB
3 Wellman, Jack. Best Place to Start Reading the Bible for a New Christian. Published in July 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2021, from https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/where-is-the-best-place-to-start-reading-the-bible-for-a-new-christian/
New American Standard Bible. Copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.
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