She understands that the people who come to her are fighting a battle. They want to be independent, but can't be. But it's a fight of the soul. Of the will. Of the heart. And, in our case, a fight of the mind.
Her mind is fighting her. She's fighting it. It's time to move. Time to get some help. Full time help. Live-in help. She doesn't think she needs it. Doesn't want it.
Is she staying with me?
Yes, she is.
Yes, all night.
For how long?
For a while.
Yes, all day and all night.
But... why? I don't want that. I don't need that. I've been fine, alone here for 30 years.
I know that. But it's time for help.
So, she's staying?
It took a while for the truth to sink in.
He is Truth
We all need help. Full time help. Live-in help. And we don't want it. Don't think we need it. We. Don't. Want. It. !.
He is Helper
It's hard to see we need help. We think we're fine. We think we're managing. Heck, we have managed. At least we think we have. But we don't understand that by Someone Else managing, our life will be better. Safer.
Don't take my word for it. Take His.
When we were truly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God's condemnation. Now, God's wonderful grace rules, giving us right standing with God and resulting in
eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD.
Romans 5:6, 8-9, 21
He is our Righteousness
Helpless sinners. Christ died. We're made right by His blood. Grace. Right standing. Eternal life. Through Him.
Assisted living. For all. For ever.
Our heart. Our will. Our mind. He wants it all. Because if Someone is going to move in, if the Spirit of God is going to take up residence, care for us, guide us, keep us protected from our broken, forgetful selves, He's gotta have full run of the house. He deserves that.
He is Worthy
Praise His name! We don't have to live alone. We have a choice. Amazing grace.
Ask yourself today. Are you really living as well on your own as you could be living?
Do you see that you need help? That your sin muddles your soul, will, heart and mind?
It's time He moves in.
Yes, it's time.
You need Him to stay, forever.
Yes, you do. Really.
Your life will be better with Him there.
Yes, it will.
Tell Him you're a sinner. You've messed up. You think you can live without Him.
Admit He is your helper. The Only Helper that truly heals, reminds, protects.
Throw your stuff out on the lawn and ask Him to move in.
For ever. And ever.