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GRACEVINE DEVOTIONAL
Monday, April 24, 2017

Psalm 124:8 KJV
“Our help is in the name of the Lord , who made heaven and earth”.

Most people’s mantra is “Heaven helps those who help themselves”

A lot of religious minded people will tell you “If you want God’s help, you have to work for it. You have to impress the Lord and show Him you deserve what you seek”

How really true is this? If you ook at the people that Jesus helped in His earthly advent, you will see that God is not like this at all.

Jesus helped handicapped people, powerless widows, sick children, and paralyzed servants.
Jesus helped dead people.

God doesn’t help those who have their acts together. He helps the helpless. He helps those whose lives are a mess.

He helps the ones whose cars won’t start, the ones whose kids are sick, and the ones haven’t slept well in a week. In short, He helps those who ask for help.

God surely wants to help everyone, but only the helpless receive his help.

On one occasion people were bringing their kids to Jesus for him to bless them. Jesus said in paraphrase,  “Unless you change and become helpless as a babe, you’ll never enter the kingdom.”

Another time he said, “Whoever humbles himself like this little child will become big in the kingdom.”

In this world success is described as the product of hard work and perseverance. Success is for the self-made man. But in God’s kingdom the path to greatness is the one taken by the weak and the meek. It’s for those who are too broken to pretend, and too tired to strive. Real success, the kind that lasts and brings no sorrow, is for those who cry out “God, help!”

If you have the capacity to help yourself, you won’t need a higher being to pray to. It is however evident that there is something in man that craves to worship or call upon a higher being. This is man’s subconscious need for help.

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:2)

Think on these things today and may the God of Peace fill your life with His unmerited favour.

Shalom beloved,
Ken Okotcha.

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