Have a Little Help, Give a Little Help

In 1968, English singer Joe Cocker released the famous song, “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Written by members of The Beatles, Joe’s version became known worldwide. The message of this song is still relevant today: we all need help from friends. We can’t do this alone.

This is a biblical principle that God set in motion with Adam and Eve. He said, “It’s not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). So, He made a helpmate for Adam in Eve. While this was a romantic relationship, the same need applies to platonic relationships.

It’s important to know the difference between isolation and solitude.

Isolation is what the enemy uses to make us vulnerable and lead us astray. Anytime we isolate, we’re setting ourselves up for trouble.

Solitude, on the other hand, is what God uses to help us recharge and refocus. This is where we can hear God clearly and gain clarity on what’s next. We all need solitude, especially today with the fast pace of life.

Notice how isolation cuts people off from us, while solitude connects us with God for clarity in our lives.

Big Difference!

The biblical equation for victory in our lives is: God + Us + The Right People = Victory!

“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12).

Victory comes with others in our lives. This is the way God made it, and we all are better when we follow this pattern.

God’s plan is that we have a little help and give a little help. It goes both ways. Whenever we find ourselves successful, it’s because God used someone to help get us there.

I encourage you to live a life that is humble enough to receive help from friends and that gives help to them. This is where we thrive and find vision beyond ourselves.

The healthiest people embrace purpose beyond themselves. This is where we grow and become more.

This is where God wants us, and it’s where He uses us the most.

So, do you have a little help, and are you giving a little help?

Make a decision to be part of something bigger than yourself. See others around you and reach out. God uses these efforts when we step out.

Here are some practical ways to do this:

1. Serve on the Dream Team

Serving in God’s house is incredibly impactful. This is where eternities are changed, people are healed, and miracles happen. When we bless God’s house, He blesses our house. This principle from the book of Haggai rings true today!

Healthy churches aim to help God come through you, not just get something from you. He works through us when we give a little help to others. Join the Dream Team and make a difference!

2. Serve Your Workplace

Yes, serve your workplace. Look for ways to bless your boss and colleagues. When we serve people, we can win them to Jesus. When we serve our city, we can win our city to Jesus. It all starts with serving and giving a little help.

When we go beyond just earning a paycheck and see others, favor, purpose, and impact will follow. Serve your workplace with a heart for God.

3. Utilize Your Story

The one thing we all can give is our story. Whatever we’ve been through is the message God speaks through our lives. God wants to heal us so we can share our stories and help others find healing too.

Our purpose is often linked to our pain. It’s our experiences that testify to who Jesus is and what He has done.

No one can argue with your experience. It’s not a debate; it’s a fact. This is how we bypass arguments because when we share our stories, they can’t be dismissed. Our lives are the evidence that Jesus is alive.

So, utilize your story and let God move through you!

Have a little help and give a little help! Be a part of the solution and let Jesus shine through you!

The best is yet to come!

Pastor David


City Church Bloomington is committed to building a supportive community where everyone has a little help and gives a little help. Join us and be part of something bigger. For more information on our services and how you can get involved, visit: https://citychurchbloomington.org

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