We All Need Help Sometime - Don't Block Your Blessing
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Delivered By
Pastor Ed Dinkins
Delivered On
August 31, 2014
Central Passage
Exodus 13:18-26
Subject
Fifth Sunday - 8AM Service
Description

Throughout this lifetime, we all have needed, presently need or will need some help from others. Obligations at work, at home, at church, at school can overwhelm to the point that we feel like we are drowning; like we are failing in everything.  

If we are honest, alot of us let our pride come in the way of asking for help - "Maybe folks will see me as weak"?  "I wonder if she or he will think I am stupid"?  "I just don't want to be a burden on folks with my problems"?  

The truth is, God never intended for us to walk this earth without help.  He is our ultimate Help but He also makes provision for us in our time of need, by sending us folks who are there to help us.

A popular story is told about the need to not only ask for help, but the importance of recognizing help that God has provided for us:

(Data Source / Image Source by: http://truthbook.com/stories/funny-god/the-drowning-man )

"A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a flood. He was praying to God for help.

Soon a man in a rowboat came by and the fellow shouted to the man on the roof, "Jump in, I can save you."

The stranded fellow shouted back, "No, it's OK, I'm praying to God and he is going to save me."

So the rowboat went on.

Then a motorboat came by. "The fellow in the motorboat shouted, "Jump in, I can save you."

To this the stranded man said, "No thanks, I'm praying to God and he is going to save me. I have faith."

So the motorboat went on.

Then a helicopter came by and the pilot shouted down, "Grab this rope and I will lift you to safety."

To this the stranded man again replied, "No thanks, I'm praying to God and he is going to save me. I have faith."

So the helicopter reluctantly flew away.

Soon the water rose above the rooftop and the man drowned. He went to Heaven. He finally got his chance to discuss this whole situation with God, at which point he exclaimed, "I had faith in you but you didn't save me, you let me drown. I don't understand why!"

To this God replied, "I sent you a rowboat and a motorboat and a helicopter, what more did you expect?"

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