Never Get Tired To Help Others PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 13:02

TODAY’S MANNA

BY Berlie G. Yap

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Gal. 6:9, ESV)

Our attitude should be, when others may come to ask us help, we ought to feel the joy to soon help them! Well, in our own capacities. The simple reason is, because at least it ain’t us the ones asking the necessary help. What would you feel, if the situation is instead the opposite? Sure, you may feel the same anxiety which the seeker does have. Thus, we help.

Remember, God blesses us so that we can be blessings to others. Helps, which we can extend, do not necessarily to be money or material things all the time. In many ways, we can be of help to the needy, even without money. Peter and John went to pray, at three o’clock in the afternoon, inside the Jerusalem temple.

But before they could enter, a certain lame man approached to beg them some alms. The duo might have felt their purses first. But unfortunately, they did not have any money. The apostles had also simple lives. Hence, Peter replied in such an apologetic manner, “I have no silver and gold, BUT WHAT I DO HAVE I GIVE TO YOU. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” (Acts 3:6, ESV)

Miraculously, the sick was instantly healed. Relatively, we also can help others in many ways, than money or material things. And to also involve the supernatural, we do not have to be literally like the apostles, to have the ability to heal people, but instead touching others’ lives in a simple way—so that we can be a blessing then to them.

All we have to do is to feel the needs of others, and maybe also maintain a gracious heart. We cannot tell how things may transpire in the future, so that those we help today may also become the folks to carry us through in our own future needs. Who knows? Life is like a wheel—today we can be up, and tomorrow we also can be down. And it won’t be easy when we are in necessities.

Another truth, which we are to all the time take seriously, is the law of reciprocity. The Lord said, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” (Gal. 6:7, ESV) Our acts today are like seeds we plant, that definitely one day will also bear fruits.

We plant wind today, in the future we harvest storms! WE plant love and kindness now, we sure can harvest the same in due time. Such is a universal law. Thus, it pays to be nice to others, always. But I wish to also pound that we only can share what we have. It be wrong then, if we produce which we do not have.

This should be the way, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: FREELY YE HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE.” (Matt. 10:8, KJV) The Bible verse simply means that we only can give what we have. Of course one cannot squeeze blood from a flint. I’m sharing this particular limitations, because there are those who as well have gone beyond their limits, and to find later that they too are falling in the same mess of the help seeker.

Well, the latter must also learn, that we too have our own worries. It will not be wrong to sometimes reply no, so long as you honestly know that you do not have the necessary capacity. After all, God works in ways we do not see. God helps any needy, if they will call to the Lord.

“The name of the LORD is a STRONG TOWER; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” (Prov. 18:10, ESV) Every person ought to know that the first person we should come for help is the Lord. God is only a whisper away. As others say, it should not be the usurer that we run soon in our needs, but God. It’s a guarantee, the Father will not turn His back away from us.

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