Dec 19, 2022

Every man needs help because man was designed to be helped but the question is; are you engaging the help that has been sent to you?

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another HELPER, that He may abide with you forever—

It is not an issue for God to give you what you are praying for but the biggest challenge is the heart posture.

1 Samuel 10:9 So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.

1 Samuel 15:26 But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel.”

Saul began by God giving him another heart but by the time prophet Samuel was done with him, God had rejected him. What happened?

God cannot give you what will destroy you. Saul was rejected because he failed to diligently guard his heart.

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

Do not allow bitterness, anger, pride, etc. to come into your life because they will destroy you. God already gave you a new heart but it is your responsibility to recognize the ills and cry to Him to help you.

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.

You must sustain a broken heart to attract the help of God and maintain what God has given you because God can never underlook a broken heart.

Why does the Bible call David a man after His heart?

Read through the bible, David consulted God before he engaged himself in anything.

A broken heart will always consult God. That is the heart posture that depends on God; that is why we pray and seek God!

John 16:12-13 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Jesus was also at one time helpless; He did not have what it takes to increase the capacity of the disciples to receive what He was saying.

He, therefore, had to pray to the Father to send the helper (John 14:16).

It takes prayer to receive help from the Helper. That is why our surrender to the Holy Spirit is key in our Christian life.

This was the story of Mary. The Bible says;

Luke 1:34-35 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her….. Luke 1:38

Mary surrendered to the Holy Spirit and what came out of her was a Savior.

We all have the capacity to give birth to saviors with the help of the Holy Spirit but it will take absolute surrender to Him to bring it into manifestation.

Further study

Zechariah 4:6

Acts 1:4