I want to write this connecting to yesterday’s message about my relative. I took him for the time of prayer with a pastor’s team at our church. This time was very clarifying for him to see the difference between evil possession vs evil oppression. He was definitely being oppressed. Later in the day I took him and his wife to the hospital where I spent much of the night. He is being diagnosed this morning. By the time I left him about 2:15 am he was so grateful to know he was staying and help is coming. I’d ask any of you who are led to be praying for him.
There is certainly a difference between helping God’s plan and creating a plan we want God to bless. In so many ways I’ve tried to do good work for God throughout my life thinking He would bless it if it were “good”. But, I’m sure learning a huge gap in my thinking. God has never needed me to define for Him what is good. I have needed to learn to look for what God is doing, to see the fruit of God’s work and ask how He’d want me to assist, if He wants me to do so at all. This can be very muddy at times, but I am personally finding that God does make this clear if I stay in touch with Him throughout the day keeping myself grounded in Him and not what I see might be needing some of “my help”.
One of the big things I know from my personal experience is that help does come from God through us men once we reach out to one/s in our lives we trust. God wants us to be there for one another, but being there is our step, we have to be reached out to in order to give Godly assistance. I began to reach out through the help of Celebrate Recovery and the way it structure my reaching out and providing for me a safe means of doing so. I sure encourage anyone who might need to reach out right now to find that person you trust and reach out to them. God is waiting to provide His help as we do so.