Devotional 6/12

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26

God talks to His people, to each one of us, through His word, through counsel of godly friends and through the Holy Spirit.
Sheila Walsh

 

By nature, we are social creatures: we need companionship. Statistics say that lonely people die quicker than those who live with pets. Birds and plants die from loneliness, while dogs and cats suffer anxiety. All of God’s creations show that they need suitable matches: giraffes need giraffes, fish need fish, and humans need humans. And although we can enter into relationships with animals, plants, and fish: we are social beings and need connections which match us (humans).

God created Eve to help Adam- tend to the garden, manage the animals, and to populate the earth by producing children and developing structured society. But Eve was not just ‘the help’, she was a match to Adam. Adam had a great relationship with God. He was a man of influence and responsibility. But he had a problem: he was alone. The animals were not a match for him, and neither was God. See the source image

God created Eve to help him in life, like other people help us in life. God was with Adam in the garden of Eden: Holy Spirit is with us in life, and will never leave nor forsake us. But we also see that God sent Adam help in human form, in Eve: The lord also sends us the help to match our needs, when he sends people into our lives. The words used to describe Eve in the Hebrew language are, “Ezer Kenedgo“.

  • EZER: Strength, Power
  • KENEDGO: Corresponding, reflection, mirror image

It’s good to know that God wants us to have relationships: friends, family, spouses, etc. We all need help in one way or another, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, biologically, hormonally, etc. All of our relationships should reflect the values God set when He introduced the first people in the beginning. Even though this story is generally taught and learned to describe marriage, I believe we should apply this counterpart-help value to all types of relationships. We should welcome people into our lives who will be beneficial to our lives, and in the same manner be of help to others.

Which of your friends is adding to your life? Is your life getting better because of them? Are you being developed as an individual? 

Let’s pray:

Father God thank you for uniting us with Jesus Christ, and giving us your Holy Spirit. We praise you and thank you for counseling and comforting us in our moments of confusion or weakness through your Holy Spirit. We glorify you for the victories you’ve given us through your Spirit. Father, we may be guilty of wasting or mismanaging the time, finances, skills, qualities and even emotions, which you have given us. Forgive us God, and help us to invest these to people you have predestined to be in our lives, may we be blessings to others. I ask you for discernment and wisdom to know who to befriend and who to reject, which relationships to keep and which to release. May we receive rebuke, exhortation, encouragement and counsel from those around us and from your word. I ask that you help us to win the favor of our family, friends, and co-workers to show them the love, mercy, grace and power of the gospel. Prepare their hearts Lord, in Jesus name. Amen.  

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