3 Aug 2015

Asking God For Help

Submitted by Stephen Winters
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There seems to be a way of thinking nowadays that thinks that we are to ask God for help by closing our eyes and speaking to God, either silently or out loud. Then ask God in our mind or with our voice for help. Some people may "pray" in this way for days, weeks, months, or many years, often with no affect.

I'm of a different mind. My perception is that God works through all things and all people. When we need help, go ask a person, or a friend, or visit a doctor, or a professional, counselor, etc. This can take a lot of different forms, such as: putting a notice on Facebook, sending out emails, talking directly to our friends or other people. In the process our motives need to be pure, not trying to coerse or manipulate people to do what we want. Instead, give careful thought of who to ask and how to ask them. Another big part of this is to graciously accept a "no".

Many times when we may need help, it may also be a doorway to propel us more deeper into relationship with those around us.

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