That was yesterday. My little rant about the keyboard not cooperating. How bold to ask my readers for fodder for this little ole blog!
When Jerry Maguire spoke this famous line it was the voice of God in a way. God wants to help, but God won’t butt in per se. God waits for us to finish chewing on pride and swallow it. The gift of our free agency is to often be used to ask for help. One recurring issue of our special needs children is that they often won’t ask for help. For nine years now after something doesn’t get done or ends up broken I’ve heard from Barbara’s mouth and my own mouth “Why didn’t you ask for help.” Or in times of total astonishment and frustration…”Ask for help!”
I wonder how many times God has stood around waiting for me to ask. God essentially is telling me “help me help you.” I keep trying to fix things without looking at the manual. I keep sitting around with arms crossed. One of Anne Lamont’s go to prayers is simply “Help!”
I really wanted to put the scene from Jerry Maguire in this post but Cuba Gooding Jr. in the end shows his rear end… Butt, ahem, but if you want to see the scene on YouTube it is brilliant writing. Funny too.
Matthew 11:28 says “Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
These are just a couple of verses to help you help God to help you.