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A call for help
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Last week’s subject was, “You can’t do it by yourself.” This week we look at the situation in a different perspective.
How many times have you received a phone call from someone (family, friend, or co-worker) for help? Take a moment to think about what was on your mind and what your initial reaction was. First, why are they calling me? How did they get themselves into this situation? And what can I do?  You may even ask, “How did they get my number?”
Now let’s take another moment and replace that person with you calling on God for assistance. What if God asked you those questions, what will you say?
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Key word “believe.” Why would I call you unless I believe that you can and will help me? I could have called anyone, but I called God. I knew in my heart, regardless of what anyone else says, that He can and will help me if it be His will. God made the first step when he gave his only Son to die for us and our sins.
Secondly, how did we get in this situation? We were born into sin because Adam and Eve sinned. But we don’t have to stay in sin. The first step out of sin is to believe what John 3:16 says. Just like anyone else we can make both good and bad decisions, some we can fix and some we can’t. Then there are the times we can ask for help, but we won’t and that’s what changes a situation into problem.
What can God do? Mark 10:24 says, “And Jesus looking upon them saith, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.’”
We called God because we believe not only in his word but, that nothing is impossible for God!
Finally, how did you get his number? We receive His number spiritually by accepting Him into our life and the proper use of his word (the Bible). Anyone can see the number, but not everyone can use it properly. Ask the “Operator” (Men and Women of God) for assistance.
As I close I say to you, believe, don’t loose the number, use it properly, and don’t be afraid to call for help.  

Andrews is minister at Mount Carmel Holiness Church in Riceboro.
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