Ask for Help

Good day everyone.  Another week behind us.  These always seem to pass so quickly!  In looking back, were you able to serve someone?   Where you able to make a difference for someone?  When I get up each morning, I try to set my mind that I am here to serve, and I want to make a difference every day.  Most days I succeed.  Today, I am reminded that we cannot do any of this alone!  We need to ask for God’s help.  We need to ask for help from our friends.  We need the community of believers around us.  Some days we can lift others, and some days others can lift us.  We are not always in the same place.

We live in very distracting times.  Some days we are faced with very difficult situations.  How do we deal with these?  Do we power through on our own?  Do we face the world alone?  For some this can work for a time, however for many they fail, and are defeated.  Even those that can succeed for a time face failure. This is not how it should be!  We are all directed in the Bible to ask for help!  Paul showed his weakness and asked for help. Jesus prayed to his father for help.  If these guys asked for help, we sure should!

 Right now, I am in a season that I need lifted.  I am very passionate about this ministry.  I know it will help the kingdom of God.  I know it will help congregations.  I know it will help pastors.  What I don’t know is God’s timing for this to happen.  I left the corporate world 14 months ago.  I left with 6 months of cash, and that has lasted more than double that time!  God has provided for my needs. 

Part of being a real and authentic member of the church is to acknowledge your weaknesses and be willing to ask for God’s help and the support of others.  None of us can go it alone. Vulnerability is a sign of strength and a gift to others.  I acknowledge that I am still figuring out my ministry of helping churches be more effective in making disciples of Christ.   I pray each day for God to show me the way, and to bring me into contact with someone who I can help, or who can help me.

“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress. (Psalm 107: 6)

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

(2 Corinthians 12: 9)

Ideas for Action: First think about what you need help with right now. Then, share that need with someone else from our congregation this week.  Right now, I need prayers, and financial support.  If you can do either, I would thank you.  If I can help you, I am ready to support you in every way that I can.

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