I wish the nerd side of my brain would develop a little quicker.
Reference: v.31 But Moses said, “Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I like to come across as a really capable person, but when it comes to technology I know that I am pretty much beaten as soon as I turn on my computer! I know this sounds crazy from someone who writes a blog every day because even that word ‘blog’ comes with serious nerd connotations. However, I wish the nerd side of my brain would develop a little quicker. If I do something regularly enough on the computer then I can get the pattern into my memory however as soon as something goes wrong and my memorized series of steps is confused, I am a lost case. Luckily I have a very competent husband. He is so clever with technology that he flies the nerd flag for both of us! Whenever I have an issue or a technology problem I know that I can always go to him for assistance.
Application: It’s great to be competent and self-sufficient but no one person can do everything on their own. We need people around us who can help us and assist us, just as we will in turn assist others with our strengths and abilities. Even Moses – a great father of our faith – could not do every thing on his own. When the Israelites were moving around the desert he asked his father-in-law to come with them to navigate them through a particular area. It’s ok to ask for help, we are not made invincible but we are made to work in community so that we can all help and support each other.
Prayer: Lord, help us to see the needs that others have. And in turn help us to ask for help when we need it. Amen.
Who do you need to ask to gain assistance? Who is it that you can give assistance to?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.