There comes a point where I have to stop and realize that even with my best efforts, I’m not getting everything done by myself. Yes, I can point the finger at myself and show you how I could have done better, but that isn’t helping me get caught up in my laundry and reading the Bible sweetly to my children, all listening attentively on the couch with hair combed and teeth brushed each morning.
It’s hard sometimes to have the humility to say “I need help,” isn’t it? And I can sit and read my Bible, blog about reading the Bible, or think about reading the Bible, but if I need physical help– a nap, a helping hand, someone who will ask me if I read my Bible today, then I should not refuse it just because I have this idea that I should be mature enough to live without the nap or helping hand.
This week, I’ve got a teenager coming over to watch my children while I get some things accomplished. I’m not supermom, and I use cans that go pop (although I really do like to make “real” bread, too). A friend from church had the humility to ask publicly for prayer that she’d do better reading her Bible, and I discovered that praying for her has helped me, too. She’s praying that I’ll have the love to actually call her this week (something that I struggle with, even if it’s somebody I love).
Here is the challenge: Find someone in the local body of Christ you are a part of, and find a way to minister. And if you need help, ask God for the grace to humbly ask for help. Bear one another’s burdens this week.