By: Betty Predmore
My seven-year-old has been in a “helpful” mood lately. One of the ways she has been do starting her helpful spirit is by setting the table your dinner each night. She also wants to be the one who prays for our meals. A couple of nights ago, she even did the fishes for me by pulling a stool up to the sink. She asked me after she was finished, “Mom, am I being a hood helper?” I love her sweet spirit and her desire to be helpful and make a difference. I certainly appreciate her efforts.
So, of course, that got me pondering about my own spirit. Am I being a good helper? Am I helping God in an effort to please Him and make a difference? Am I noticing things that need to be done, and doing them? Or does He have to prod me along, while I grudgingly complete His mission for me? Hebrews 13:16 reminds us of how God us pleased when we help others….Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
My daughter wants to please me. She wants to help me keep things in order. She wants to make things easier for me. That should be my goal in regards to my Father in heaven. That should be everyone’s goal….to please Him, to help Him keep things according to His plan, to make things easier for Him. We should be striving to make a different in His name, to share His love, His word, His joy, His promises with those He brings into our lives. This is why we were created. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
When we approach life with the desire and intention of being a good helper, we are rewarded for our efforts and actions. God pours out His abundant blessings on us in so many ways. Give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:38)
Do you want that good measure in your life? Do you want to experience God’s abundant blessings? They are right there, waiting for those who call on Him, waiting for those who want to do His will here on this earth. I’m going to take a cue from my sweet little girl, and try to please my Father. I want to be a good helper.