Help makes it easier for another to do something by offering one’s services or resources.
To help is to assist, aid, lend a helping hand. It is a good thing, and therefore from God. I’ve been so blessed by all the help He’s sent to the South Texas and Louisiana Harvey victims. All the news stations are talking about it . . . well, they aren’t all giving God the credit.
But we know the truth. God loves those people and sent the good gift of help. He loves me, too, and I’ve personally been the recipient of His help so many times. Just last week when I heard that He wanted me to go through the Lord’s Prayer at the Bible Study I’m leading, I was thinking, I need to look up the scriptures for all the names of God (for “Hallowed be Thy name).
I’ve been SO busy and while I’d prayed and talked to Him about it, time was getting away, and I hadn’t done that yet. Then Sunday morning at church, the teacher had us open our Bibles to a certain passage, and right there–stuck right in the page where that chapter and verse could be found was a little bookmark–you guessed it! The names of God and all the scriptures where each one was found! wOOhOO!
“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
In 2015, I got this hair-brained idea to release ELEVEN new titles in eleven months–whether the Lord’s goal or my own, I know not, but He was so faithful to help me. For a new Biblical fiction series, I was searching online for a cover and came across an exquisite Lion and Lamb.
I contacted the artist who painted it, Judy Levine, and she not only agreed to me using it but generously painted an original for the three other books in that series! This was nothing short of a miracle, y’all, And Judy and I have become such good friends!
Aren’t those covers just awesome, and isn’t God so GREAT for bringing Judy Levine into my life?
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:” Hebrews 10:24
And I don’t always “get” help, I love “being” a help to others as well! I’ve spent some time helping a new author get her devotions ready to publish for her debut book! Our own Heart”wings” sister Abigail Harrison’s THE SNOW UNLEASHED, A Mom’s 40 Day Devotional launches this month! We first started talking last fall I think, a few phone conversations, then she put it together and I helped edit it, connected her with my awesome proof reader (a huge blessing God sent me!) and sent her to another Heart”wings” sister, Roseanna White to do her cover!
We need each other. By helping, we’re spreading God’s love.
I first thought of The Beatles: “♪♫•✫♥ Help, ✫♪*•♫♪ I need somebody!♪♫•✫♥Help,✫♪*•♫ not just anybody! ♪♫•✫♥ Help! ✫♪*•♫♪You know I need someone’s ♪*•♫♪ Heeellllp!” ♪♫•✫
Then I thought . . . no . . . “✫♪*•♫♪Help me,♪♫•✫♥ Rhonda! ♪♫•✫ Help, ✫♪*•♫♪ help me, ♪♫•✫ Rhonda!♪♫•✫”
Not just right. OH, I know!
So what help has God recently sent you?