A boy’s friend was being beaten by two persons. On getting to the scene he rushed to help his friends but he shouted ‘Don’t help me. I can beat them alone.’ This, he did to prove to those around that he is a ‘man.’
For respect sake towards his friend, he obeyed his wish and watched him being beaten.
Finally, he agrees that he should come help him and immediately the boy jumped in and saved his friend.
This is how it is when WE claim to do things on our own without the help of the HOLY SPIRIT.
Anytime we engage in an Endeavour and we don’t invite God’s Helps through His Spirit and Grace, we struggle at it.
This is why the book of Sirach admonished that we say that ‘By God’s Grace’ we will achieve our aim.
Also, the book of proverbs pointed out that we make our plans but God directs them.
In the same vein, St Paul says that ‘The Spirit comes to help us in our Weakness.’ Also, ‘We can do all things through Christ that strengthens us.’
This proves that when we acknowledge the efficacy of God’s Spirit in our Life, we become victorious in Life.
Remember, It is ‘Not by Power, Not by Might but by THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD GOD.’
Wishing Us A Happy Sunday.