”Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12).
Boys being raised in a single parent home (by mothers), or having disinterested stepfathers, not having been raised by dad’s teaching and instruction, we had to get smart and creative. We had to pool our resources.
Individually, we did not know much about mechanical work or woodwork or many of the things a father would teach a boy growing up. Yet we combined our resources, gathered our collective tools and knowledge, working together we helped each other out. We got creative as we pulled together to get problems solved and things fixed.
Divided we are weak as Christians. God has given us each gifts to help one another out, to teach, instruct, guide, offer a word of wisdom or knowledge. Some are strong, able to help the weak back on their feet, and others have the tools we need to help us get the job done. If we work together.
No one person has all the gifts or abilities. If one person tries to do it all, or dictate everything, failure is sure to follow. We have to admit we need help. You can’t go it alone.
The Lord is our Guide, our teacher, He is a Father to us. In truth, we are all orphans spiritually, needing each other, along with the Lord to lead us forward and solve our difficulties.
Being ill, disabled, afflicted in any way, you are living with a disadvantage. Admit it to yourself. And then go look for help, seek wisdom from the Lord, ask for His aid and accept the help of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Work with what you have, and what you have is the advantage of being a child of God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to remember we can only be kept down when we stop looking up and stop accepting help from others. Amen.
About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He knows that life is easier and problems can be solved if you ask the Lord for help through every difficulty, and accept help from others along the way.
Do you no longer ask help from the Lord and others? Do you know you are not alone in your struggle?
This is Matt Maher singing “All The People Said Amen” (the ‘official’ video). I know it makes me want to clap my hands but it also has a wonderful message. We are not alone, we all need mercy, and we are here for one another–or at least we are called to be! I hope this song gives you a few goosebumps. I know seeing how you reach out to each other on the comments here, how you comfort and encourage, it gives me hope in the people on this earth. Hugs, -Lisa