The Helping HELPER

Helper Be-A-Helper-e1366314708658I Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

(Continuation from the title: “Give Thanks and Receive!”) Paul continued with number 19 of the 22 commands and admonitions to the brethren at Thessalonica. 19.) Quench not the Spirit of God. One of Holy Spirit’s responsibilities is to help. He is the HELPER. Quenching the Spirit means to stifle, suppress, and or slow Him down causing a serious delay in receiving God’s best. For the brethren in Christ, it is like driving down the highway and encountering several detours and delays before arriving at your destination. Ephesians 4:29-31 identifies ways you can block or delay your blessings. 1.) Foul and abusive language. 2.) Bitterness. 3.) Hot tempers. 4.) Anger. 5.) Quarreling. 6.) Defamation of character. 7.) Hatred. 8.) Unforgiveness. Instead of being a road block or detour or causing delays, we are to exhort one another to seek Holy Spirit’s help. He will help us to speak words that are good for edifying and giving grace to the hearer; to be kind and tender-hearted; and forgiving of one another just as Christ has forgiven us and sealed us for the day of redemption.  To do anything other than to ask in the name of Jesus and accept Holy Spirit’s help is to cause Him grief. For His desire is to be a support for us not only when we are weak, but at all times.

Scripture References:   I Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:29-32; Matthew 7:7

Prayer for today: Father, thank you for the gift of Holy Spirit who helps me to do that which is pleasing in your sight. In JESUS name, AMEN.

Whatever you must do today, there is a grace for that. Accept the grace and make it a sweatless day.