The Helper

hanging t1-11I struggled and strained to hold the heavy, 4 x 8 foot slick-backed panels on the wall to nail them in place, but I just could not do it. So, I took the time to devise a make-shift “handle support” that still, with much effort, and still, with some slipping and sliding around trial and error of nailing, pulling the nail and re-nailing, I managed to get the few sheets of siding hung on the wall. It would have been so much easier if I had a helper with me that day. If I had lots of sheets to hang, it would only be good sense to go and get a helper in order to efficiently get the job done that needed to be done.

The Good News is that God has provided a “Helper” for us in this life. His name is the “Holy Spirit”, or the “Holy Ghost”, or the “Comforter”, for readers of the King James Version of the Bible, and the “Counselor”, for readers of the New International Version (John 15: 26, 27). Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us in our personal life and to help us get the job done that needs to be done. Through the person and agency of the Holy Spirit, through faith in Jesus Christ, by allowing him to fill our life, we have the life and nature of God operating in us, and we have the supernatural power of God working with us. He is offered to us as a gift. He is available to every believer to provide enhanced ability, moral strength, life directions, understanding of God’s Word, supernatural healing, and miracles. He guides us in prayer and provides a direct line of communication with God with his own language. It would do well for us all to read the Book of Acts in the Bible repeatedly to see how the “Helper” worked in and through the members and body of the early church to get the job done that needs to be done.

We can be living our life in victory or we can be struggling and straining in defeat. We can be getting the job done that we need to do, or we can be slackers, failing to accomplish the assignments before us. We can give ourselves to receive and learn to work with the Holy Spirit, or, we can ignore the “Helper” and go about trying to hang the panels of life ourselves. There are a lot of panels to hang. It only makes good sense to hook up with the “Helper” and “git er’ done” as quickly and easily as possible.

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