I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “help.” I love spending my Thursday nights with my FMF friends. I adore these people!
I get by with a little help from my friends….
When I decided to turn my 31 days series into a book, I knew I could count on friends to proof it and give me suggestions. I knew I could count on you all to buy my book and share about it. July sales are slow but I know I can count on you all for help.
During my seminary days, it was my friends and professors who helped me finally pass systematic theology. They made me realize how important it was to ask for help. Because with that help, I could pass that class.
There are times when we just need a friend to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Just the other day, I texted a friend and asked her to pray. She responded almost immediately with some Bible verses that blessed me. Those words of help were a gift in that moment.
How can we help others? How can we ask for help when we need it? I am so thankful that we have a God who knows what we need before we even know we need it for ourselves. God is a God who helps us in our times of sorrow but also is with us in our times of joy too.
Help may only be a four letter word, but it is so much more than those four letters. Help often comes in all shapes and sizes. Help sometimes comes in friends sitting with us. Help sometimes comes in an unexpected call or text. Help comes in blog friends who give you pointers on how to stay cool like freezing your pillowcase to keep cool.
I am so thankful….that I get by with a little help from my friends!