Helper. What does that make you think of? First thing I thought of was Hamburger Helper. I grew up on that stuff. I guess that box of ingredients helped the hamburger taste yummier. Not to mention it was quick and easy.
Then there’s a movie called “The Help”. A very good story, with very good advice on not to upset the help. The help just might make you a special pie.
The Bible speaks of a help-meet. This was actually my purpose in life. And I accepted it with gratitude. My greatest fulfillment in this life was in the home raising my children and caring for my husband.
But as time has moved on and drastically changed, I find myself in a place of confusion, loneliness, visionless, and quite frankly, feeling broken. I’ve become distant from God even though I know I need Him. Why is it that when everything is going great I praise God more, pray more, read more? Why is it when I need Him most, I close myself off to Him? I just don’t understand me.
I have pushed all of my spiritual learning out of my mind and replaced God’s power with my own wisdom. Well, how’s that going for you, Andi? Um…not so very good.
Well, I need to change this vicious cycle. I need God. I have no significant other to rely on to help me through this life. I’m not denying the value in friendships or with my children. But they have families of their own to focus on. I don’t have anyone who shares the same intimate details of this life to where we would work together as a unit. If that makes sense.
This morning I was looking for encouraging scripture to combat the defeat that has now overshadowed my life. I had to look no further than the daily devotional email I received this morning. The Helper.
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
Jesus explains that the Helper, meaning the Holy Spirit, is pretty important and almost suggests that the Helper is more important than Him.
I think it’s about time to really consider the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within me. How much more personal can that be?
The Helper. He will only help if I allow Him to. I think I will finally open myself to Him.
This is a good day. ♥️
Photos: my Jamaican pics, August 2016