Today, I ask this question... “Have I come to a deep awareness that I cannot do this alone?” Can you say from your heart, "I need GOD’S help and the help of HIS People?”
First, let’s think about GOD’S help. Do you pray earnestly every single day? Do you spend time in thoughtful, daily Bible study? Do you worship GOD through, in and with your life? When tempted, do you let fear engulf you, or do you reach out to your Mighty, Magnificent and Able GOD in Heaven in confidence that HE can and will deliver you? Do you really believe that GOD will set you Free and are you trusting HIM to do just that in HIS Own Good Time? Will you stay with HIM no matter how long it takes? Are you working hard while remembering that without HIS Blessing all comes to nothing? Do you ask GOD to keep you from sin in thought, word, and deed each morning and thank HIM for your victories each night?
What about the help of GOD’S People? Have you reached out to Trustworthy brothers & sisters and asked them to hold you accountable? Accountability is very important for all of us, but more so for those battling with the flesh. Have you developed healthy, transparent friendships or are you still waiting passively for friends to spring up out of nowhere? Have you let fear keep you from being open with friends about your struggles? Are you not just looking for what you can get out of relationships, but also looking for who you can help, knowing you will be helped as you help others?
Has your understanding of being powerless led you to see the folly of trying to be a ‘Lone Ranger’? Has it sunk in? Do you get it? If not, then please reach out to GOD and to a brother or sister for some guidance.
Dear LORD, We know that it is the enemy that makes us want to forget our need of others and even of YOU at times! We are so slow to Trust, to ask, to reach out and to tell our deepest and darkest secrets. Please help us LORD, to face the Truth and to keep reaching out in Faith, trusting YOU to reach back and to lead us to others who will also support us in our struggles and in our times of need. We Praise YOU and Glorify YOU Oh Mighty GOD. Thank YOU for all that YOU are LORD JESUS. We Pray in YOUR Powerful & Precious Name. Amen.
Reading Psalm 122:1-9 this morning….