Positioning Yourself for Marvelous Help [Part 1]
Minister: Pst Sunday Adebamiro
Text: Luke 10:30-36
Topic: Positioning Yourself for Marvelous Help
There is no controversy, no argument, no doubts whatsoever that God helps. God helps and God helps exceptionally. You need to walk with the revelation that our God is a helper. When you have some needs, people will run away from you but that is where God is different, in those kinds of situation, God will run towards you. The question is then that if God truly helps, why is it that His help is not so obvious in our life? The truth is that you need to learn and understand how to position yourself for the help of God. This is because the help of God is available to all but not all can access it. There are things you can do that shuts down the help of God and there are things you can do that will open you to the help of God.
If you are going to activate the help of God, the first thing you must realize is that if you cannot trust completely and absolutely in God, you cannot enjoy His help to the fullest. It takes trust to access the help of God. Psalm 125:1– Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever. Anytime you are not trusting in another source, it shows you can no longer rely on God that is why the word of God says we cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24– No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Once you serve one, you shut down the other. This means your trust in God has to be absolute, it has to be your only recourse. God cannot be combined with anything or anyone. Turn to your neighbour and say, ‘God is enough’.
You know why you are not seeing enough of God? Because God is one of your options, God is one of your choices. It is either God or nothing else. It is either He is Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all. We have too many unbelieving believers in church today and you know how we know, what you do when you are under pressure. Genesis 12:10–Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land. ‘Going down’ as in this context means taking a temporary decision with permanent consequence because of a permanent situation. Please note, that when you see going down to Babylon/Jericho/Egypt in the Bible, it is not referring to an actual location, rather it means the world system. Romans 12:2– And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. There is a way we do things in the kingdom and there is a way the world does its own. If you practice worldly principle, you will get worldly results and if you practice Godly principles, you will get Godly results. Christians today want to practice worldly principles and get Godly results. But it does not work like that. Tell your neighbour, ‘trusting God pays’. It may not pay that day or as quickly as you want but it pays. Psalms 37:25– I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. If God does not help you, your class, your background, your knowledge cannot help you.
People of God, if you are trusting God, trust Him. He said lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. The Bible says, for we walk by faith and not by sight–2 Cor 5:7. When you walk by a thing, it means you depend on it to walk, that is how you should depend on God on daily basis. And when you are trusting God, your focus cannot be on only the immediate. Why is it that God is always your last resort when you run into trouble? Why is it that you run to God when all other options have failed? This is why you are not experiencing the help of God as you should.
The second thing you need to note is that outside the help of God, you protection is not guaranteed. There is nobody that does not need the help of God, because the help of God is beyond money and materials, it is everything and more. Without the help of God, man becomes a prey. Nothing makes you a victim as being outside the help of God. Outside God’s shadow, outside God’s presence, you are vulnerable. And if there is any time you need to be careful of the steps you are taking, it is the time we are living in right now.