God’s Helping Hand



The Promise 

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 6:9,10, NIV 


The Testimony 

All who engage in ministry are God’s helping hand… They are co-workers with the angels; rather, they are human agencies through whom the angels accomplish their mission. Angels speak through their voices, and work by their hands. And the human workers, cooperating with heavenly agencies, have the benefit of their education and experience. 

Every church is in need of the controlling power of the Holy Spirit; and now is the time to pray for it… the Holy Spirit communicates with all who are doing God’s service. 

With those who engage in this work, speaking words in season and out of season, helping the needy, telling them of the wonderful love of Christ for them, the Saviour is always present, impressing the hearts of the poor and miserable and wretched. When the church accepts its God-given work, the promise is, “…thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.” Christ is our righteousness. He goes before us in this work, and the glory of the Lord follows. 

He who is seeking to qualify himself for the sacred work of God, should be careful not to place himself on the enemy’s ground, but should choose the society of those who will help him to obtain divine knowledge. So far as it is consistent, we should shun every influence that would tend to divert the mind from the work of God… Those who take hold of the work aright will feel the necessity of having Jesus with them at every step. 

All who become efficient workers must give much time to prayer. The communication between God and the soul must be kept open, that the workers may recognize the voice of their Captain. The Bible should be diligently studied. The truth of God, like gold, is not always lying right on the surface; it is to be obtained only by earnest thought and study. This study will not only store the mind with most valuable knowledge, but will strengthen and expand the mental powers, and it will develop a true estimate of eternal things. 

— The Youth’s Instructor, March 3, 1908 


The Response 

My Father, teach me to be Your helping hand. I lack experience, but am willing to be Your human representative. What an honor to be a co-worker with angels to accomplish Your mission. Help me speak words that will help the needy to know the wonderful love Christ has for them. I ask for the controlling power of the Holy Spirit in my life and the presence of Jesus, I need You with me at every step. Go before me in this work that Your name may be glorified. 



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