I Can Help God?!

Did you ever think that it could be possible to actually help God?  I mean, how could an omnipotent God actually need our help?  Well it turns out, there is a way that we can offer assistance to the Lord Himself, and that’s by helping the people around us every day.  Jesus put it this way:

For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me... I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' (Matthew 25:35-36, 40 NLT)

What a powerful revelation: when we show compassion and offer help to others, God Himself receives it as if we’ve helped Him directly.  The analogy comes to mind of the pleasure a parent gets when someone shows their child kindness and generosity.  And God is a loving Father who shares in the suffering of His children- therefore it blesses Him when we take action to relieve the pain and struggles of those He loves so much.

As you’re doing things to people, God sees it as you’re doing it to Him… How much are you reaching out to people and doing things for them? (excerpt from Getting Understanding pt. 1 by Dr. Chester C. Pipkin)

Let’s ask ourselves that question today, and look for opportunities to bless the Lord by blessing those around us.