If both these strategies fail me I go to the source of all cooking knowledge… my mother!
Reference: v.1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
who rely on horses,
who trust in the multitude of their chariots
and in the great strength of their horsemen,
but do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
or seek help from the Lord. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I quite enjoy cooking… but only when I know how to make the set dish. I’m not very adventurous in my baking so I either stick firmly to the recipe or have baked it many times before.
If both these strategies fail me I go to the source of all cooking knowledge… my mother! Although we live a couple of hundred kilometers away I will give her a call and ask her for instructions over the phone.
Her advice and cooking expertise has never failed me and my cooking life is made so much easier knowing that she is always there at the end of the phone.
Application: We all have experts in our lives whom we can call on for assistance. My mother is my cooking expert, but when it comes to computers I must say I have to look further afield. That’s when my husband comes to the fore!
Although I may try to do things on my own, I know I have others to assist me when a situation goes beyond my understanding.
When it comes to dealing with issues in life often I will try to struggle on my own. Even though I have access to the greatest power on earth – God – I will try to muddle things out in my own strength.
It’s not until things get really out of hand that I realize I can’t do it on my own. Finally, I turn to God and ask for help.
God is happy to help us, in fact He wants us to rely on Him. Even thousands of years ago people looked to other people for help, when really they should have looked to their Lord.
Our pride tells us to do things on our own; our faith reminds us that God is always there for us.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we struggle in our own strength. May we not be ashamed to call on You, but know that You are the greatest source of strength and knowledge we will ever have. Amen.
What do you need to draw on God for today?
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.