“And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!”
Luke 15:16-17 KJV
WORD OF THE WEEK
Sometimes there is no one with skin on who can help you.
God uses people, but sometimes we become so dependent on our relatives, our friends and our church. We get so used to people helping us that we lose sight of – Who is Jehovah Jireh? Who is God our provider?
In this particular story, Jesus makes it clear that the prodigal left, spent his money and was in a no-win situation.
Then He says, “and no man gave him unto him.” God blocked off the help of human effort; the arm of man. Why does God do that? Think of a shepherd.
He herds us into a vertical connection with Him.
God did the same to Elijah. Elijah thought he was the only one left, but God said, “I have thousands who won’t bow their knee” (1 Kings 19:18).
If there were thousands, why wouldn’t God help Elijah get connected to them? God wanted Elijah to come to Him. In Genesis 12, God told Abraham to get away from his family and come out where he was alone with God.
He had a covenant He wanted to make with Abraham. There are certain times where God chooses not to use people because then people get too much credit; God is left out in the cold. When Peter was sinking in the water there was no one around him.
The other disciples were in the boat watching it happen. Only Jesus was out there on the water with Peter.
There was one hand that reached for Peter; no other hand.Wouldn’t it be wonderful for you to begin to experience that hand that is reaching for you.
The only way you can know that hand in a great way is if you refrain sometimes from running to the people you always run to.
Begin to try and help yourself, even on a smaller scale, “Lord, I’m asking you to connect me to them. Lord, I’m asking you to open up that door.”
“Lord, I’m asking you to connect me to the money that I need.” Let the Holy Spirit come in and connect you in a way that only He can do.
You’ll begin to come into contact with the living, supernatural sovereign God, who says, “There may not be anyone around you with skin on who can help you, but I’m always right here connecting you to your next need, to take you to your next level!”