New Year New You: What kind of friend are you?

The following posts are from our January 2014 series “New Year, a New You.”  One article will be posted each day in January to discuss building a better you.  Article topics will vary every day.  We will present various ways to improve your life physically, spiritually, financially and emotionally. Click here to view previous posts.

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I was reading this morning from the book of Exodus about when Israel was fighting the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16).  This is the story of where Moses stood on a hill and as long as he kept his hands raised, the Israelites were winning the battle. As Moses grew tired and could not hold his hands up, the Amelekites began to win the battle.

Aaron and Hur came to the rescue of the tired Moses. They held Moses’ hands ups when he no longer had the strength to.

This prompted me to ask what kind of friend am I. Am I the kind of person who holds up my friends arms when they are too tired to do so?  Do I have friends who will be there to support me when I am too weak?

I certainly would like to think I am the kind of person who helps my friends when they are in trouble, but when you truly examine how you have helped others it does make you question it.  It is a new year and I do encourage you to examine your relationships with your friends.  What will you do for your friends? What will they do for you?

Trophies will fade away and collect dust, but a true friendship can last forever.

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