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October 7, 2019
Good Morning Princesses!
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The Patriarchs- Week 2 Recap
1. No Help Needed
In the ABC television sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-79) a show about a group of misfit students known as the "sweathogs" the audience gets an opportunity to look behind the curtain to see that school is not entirely about the academics. It's from those that we think we can learn the least from that we can learn so much. In the sitcom, learning extends to "real world" situations where the students learn endearing life lessons from their teacher Mr. Kotter and their teacher, in turn, learns much from these so-called "misfit" students to understand that true learning occurs in an environment built on trust and caring relationships.
One of the characters in the sitcom played by Ron Paolillo known by his fellow "sweathogs" as Arnold Horshack, was a fan favorite because his antics made him one of the stand-out characters of the series. If you are having trouble remembering the classic line of Horshack, just think about a time when Mr. Kotter would ask a question and the person that would anxiously put their hand up to answer or help. Got the answer? It was Horshack. Here's a quick clip to remember or if you never have seen the show, the following is a memorable Horshack moment.
Have you ever thought God was moving a little slow on a matter you had prayed about? Have you ever "tried" to help God out? Well if your answer is hesitation or even a "no" to both questions, know that there is loud hysterical laughter echoing in the wind and it sounds a little bit like Horshack's "ooh, ooh"! So, yes and yes, if we are being honest.
In Week 2 (Genesis Chapters 15-19) we see that Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Lot, Lot's wife, and Lot's daughters, all have hovered over the "please God ask me for help button". In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, we too may have gone as far as stepping in the driver's seat from time to time! We can learn a lot from these passages. One fact that is perhaps the most prevailing is that God does not need our help. The Bible tells us that in Genesis 16:13 Hagar names God, see below:
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
No matter what "help" we think we can provide to God in our situation to "move things along" or to get things to work out in our way, our God is "El Roi" . He sees all; He knows all; He is omniscient and omnipresent all at the same time.
2. Are You "All In"?
Dear Princesses, as daughters of the great almighty Ha Shem, He doesn't need our help with anything; He's God. In fact, all He asks of us is to give Him our all. Being "all in" means that we rely on God for everything. Being 'all in" means we relinquish our need to "help out". Our hands are raised in praise and reverence for who He is and our "ooh's" are silenced.
Ironically, because El Roi knows all and sees all, He already knows that our "need to help Him out" can be and is hard for us to do. As we all struggle with the need to know, help, fix (the list could go on) since the time of Eve, let's keep each other uplifted in prayer asking God to squelch our thoughts and desires to help or fix and to place our anxiousness and concern in His hands. To trust Him to supply all of our needs; to release our thoughts and strongholds of our need to help.
Take captive your thoughts and needs to help princesses. Think back and remember who God is and what He has already done for you. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Thank God for all that He has done and give Him all of your wants, desires, fears. His plan for your life is far better than what you could ever think or imagine for yourself because nothing is impossible for our God.
Oh, princesses of faith...remember
Prayer “empowers and ‘charges up’ every other piece so they can be used effectively against the enemy. Without prayer… your armor, cannot, will not, be infused with the power that only God’s-Spirit can give."
Know that through the Holy Spirit you can:
do things you couldn't;
feel things you didn't; and
know things you wouldn't.
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