God’s Little Helper

“If you confess your sins, I’ll be faithful and just to relate your sins and proclaim to all your unrighteousness.”  Mmm, something doesn’t sound quite right.  I should look that up.

I could confess my own sins, but it would be much more beneficial to confess yours.  I might be blind to my own tiny wee blind spots, but yours are so glaring, I almost feel compelled to share them.  Let me pray about it.  Wait.  Ooh, I think I feel a peace.

It’s not that I think I’m so much better than you; it’s just that, well you know, when someone is stumbling so horribly, I’m supposed to be there to help pick them up. I’m just trying to help.

I want you to know that I laid out your hardships for the whole Bible Study group so we could uphold you in prayer.  And we did indeed do that, after the girls recovered from the shock.  I guess they weren’t expecting it from you.  After all, up until now you’ve seemed so … well … holy.  They promised to put your name on every prayer chain in the area.  I know it will be an encouragement to you that so many of the faithful are diligently spreading the news about your desperate need.

I used to have issues a long long time ago, but I learned over the years that if the Lord doesn’t immediately deal with them, miraculously I mean, then you just stuff those babies down further and further and pretty soon they disappear.  After a while you never even notice the hardness.  It becomes sort of like a firm foundation that the rest of my victorious life rests upon.  Thank you, Jesus!

I hope my testimony is a blessing to you.  It’s always helpful to have a shining example leading way out in front.  As long as you don’t continue to stumble too badly, there’s even a possibility you might catch up some day.

Well, what are we going to do about you?  I must say I’m a little shocked that you resent my “interference.”  This is my ministry, sister.  How dare you label me a backbiter and a gossip?  I never gossip.  My mission in life is just to declare the truth, and if you are so ashamed of that, then I question whether or not you are really saved.  The truth will set you free, you know.  Don’t you want to be set free?

Well, I don’t have time for this.  I’m late for prayer meeting, and I needed to get there early; I have a very long list this week.  Leadership is a great burden, but I accept the responsibility willingly.  It is my joy to help spread a little conviction around and love, too, if I have the time.  We are His hands and feet after all.

Try to get hold of yourself.  Stop sobbing and have a little faith.  Maybe, if it’s not too late after I get back, I’ll stop by and we can have another little chat.  Would you like that?

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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18 Responses to God’s Little Helper

  1. tootlepedal says:

    Am I missing a cultural or current reference here? Even standing by itself, it is a very nice diatribe, I was interested that you thought we needed to see it tagged under sarcasm!

  2. Christine says:

    Guilty as charged, Your Honour.
    (How come the bit of “sharing” I do sounds so awful when YOU write about it.)

    • I do, too, but it is a caution to be sure our prayer requests aren’t just gossip. We are all fallen and all vulnerable to care more about the first to have news than a broken person. Lord, help!

  3. katehobbs says:

    Oh boy. Father, help me recognise myself in this. And Father, I confess my need to “help” rather than deal with my own stuff. Holy Spirit, Thank you for your conviction and I pray for your enabling.
    Thank you Lilly

  4. randallslack says:

    Hey, I talked with that person just the other day – about you!

    Sad to say, I have been guilty myself of just what you have written. God help us.

  5. hello, ms. lily,

    i don’t often get to read ironies in your writings. this is a different read, huh…^^ i like the last part that says “Try to get hold of yourself. Stop sobbing and have a little faith.”

    sometimes we become righteous and stand guilty of what you narrated above. flawed, as you say… ^^

    regards to you and your loved ones! 🙂

  6. SL Schildan says:

    Lilly, you have such a way with words. I’m also a “helper” never took it far enough to ask for a prayer group to help me show them the way, but I am working so hard to curb my annoying ways. Oh wait, did I just do it again? Add my 2 cents when you words didn’t need even another period. I have a long way to go. But at least I’m on the journey. 🙂

  7. Oh My Gosh! You cracked me up! 🙂

  8. desertgnome says:

    Scary how true this can be . . .

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