Colby is home for ten days over spring break. Last night he sat down at the computer and showed me a few basic computer programming moves (he is a computer science major). We chatted for a while and he said that when he is finished with a lab at school he will usually stay after for two or three hours and walk around asking people if they need help.
I found the following story sadly amusing: Colby was making his rounds asking people if they needed help and a couple of guys told him that they did not need help, they had it figured out. Colby said a couple of weeks later, he was passing through the lab again and saw the same two guys with the two other people in their group working on a problem. He asked them if they needed help and the girl in the group immediately said, “Yes.” He helped them figure out the small thing they had been over looking and next thing you know they were finished with their work. The funny thing is that it was the same problem Colby had asked if they needed help with two weeks before.
Why is it that we insist on holding so tightly to the lies we tell ourselves? If we would only let go, our arms would be free to accept God’s truths. The more of God’s truths that we allow into our lives, the more we become capable of accepting. God’s promise’s are truth, God’s promises are blessings, if we want to grasp God’s promises and blessings we must first let go of the lies we are holding onto and then hold tight to the promises of God which will provide the blessings we seek.
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33)
“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free [that is, from sin, ver. 34]” (John 8:32).
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
“Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18).
“The LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).