God Help Me!
God Help Me
Have you ever done something or said something and thought, “I sounded just like my mother”? When we spend a lot of time around someone we often begin to talk like them and even pick up some of their mannerisms. As a child of God, do we sound like Him? Do we act like Him? Have we taken on His mannerisms? Do others see Him in us? If not, it’s time to say, “God help me”.
If you are thinking that is just too big an order to fill – it really isn’t. We serve a BIG God and He is ready to do a great work in us. If only we will put Him first in our life. If only we will seek Him first – before everything else. If only we will just spend more time with Him – reading His word; praying to Him; and singing praises to Him. This is the only way we can become more like Him. Please note, I am not saying that thou shalt begin to becomest weird and playest a role. No. Be yourself – just be better. Let’s submit our self to the Lord so we can grow and change and become the best ME we can be. Let’s go all in because it’s time for a transformation. It’s time to say, “God help me.”
Becoming like Christ is intimidating. But here is some good news…2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” When we accepted Christ we asked Him to forgive us for your sins and He did. He has wiped that past slate clean. So, we have a chance to start over, to be new, to be different. Let’s don’t choose to cling to our past and prevent change to take place. It is not about who we have been – it is about who we are becoming. Check out Romans 12:1-2…
Verse 1 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
Paul, who wrote Romans, is saying we should present our body as a living sacrifice to God - meaning we should serve and obey Him. The word Holy means we are to be set apart for God’s use. Acceptable means pleasing to God. Reasonable suggests our service is the only rational reaction we should have to all the gifts God has given to us – namely our salvation. Verse 2 is my favorite. It says,
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
There you have it. We are not to be conformed to this world – self-centered, insecure, needy, longing to fit in, and bitter. No! It’s time for a transformation!!! We can raise our hands in surrender and say, “God help me. Help me to be transformed – changed by my salvation experience, longing to be like Christ, willing to be different, secure in who He is and who I am in Him, fulfilled, set apart, and full of joy.” Let’s do this! Let’s pray…
“God help me!
Help me to love with Your love - pure and free from judgment.
Help me forgive others and offer grace because you have forgiven me.
Help me to be humble and remember that I am nothing apart from You. Every good and perfect gift has come from You and none of it is of my own doing.
Help me to serve like You serve – being gracious and kind; helping others; giving of my time and my resources.
Help me to have wisdom that can only come from You. Discernment to know Your truth and to walk in it every day.”
“And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.” Philippians 1:6 (Living Bible)
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