The Women of Luke 8 Day 20

The Divine Jesus had whatever resources He needed at his disposal.  However, as a human on earth, Jesus humbled Himself and allowed others to provide resources helping Him and His ministry.  As an aside, Luke is the only source in Scripture that mentions these women of means supporting the ministry of Christ.  

When I was in elementary school, one of my biggest challenges was having the confidence and gumption to ask for help.  Due to my visual disability, my parents had special IEP meetings during my time in school.  What did my parents hear the most in those early years of meetings?  “You have to teach Abbie how to ask for help?”  I was afraid to interrupt my teachers or be an inconvenience.  

There are several different reasons we do not easily accept help or even ask for it when we know we need it.  

We do not want to be an inconvenience.
We are timid.
We do not want to admit that we cannot do something.

We are afraid to entrust someone else with the responsibility.

We do not think someone else can do it as well as we would do it.

However, when we accept the resources of others we bless them.  By allowing others to help us, we give them a sense of empowerment of their own callings to serve God.

5 thoughts on “The Women of Luke 8 Day 20

  1. We will absolutely say prayers for Christina and her recovery. Sending love to you too, Shannon.

    This message is one that I need to hear EVERY SINGLE DAY. I struggle with asking for help. And an even greater struggle is accepting help.

    Due to health issues for Frankie and I in 2019 I had many opportunities to ask and accept help. I did not always succeed but when I did, I really felt love. Those experiences of giving it to God and being vulnerable to ask for help provided me with sustaining love, strength in hard times and encouragement to get through each struggle. But I still need this message EVERY SINGLE DAY.

  2. Shannon. I am sorry but what is Christina’s last name? I will pray for her.
    Abbie: You hit the nail on the head with today’s message. I think women are expected to do it all. I really never thought that I could bless someone else by letting them help me. I just thought I would be seen as weak. Thank you for sharing that.

  3. Oh Shannon! I will certainly pray for her! Is there anything I can do to help you?

    Abbie, I struggle with this, too. Both ways. It’s hard to ask for help and I find the busyness of life keeps me from providing help when I really want to!

  4. It is much more difficult for me to accept help , because I
    so prefer to be the giver. I have to remind
    myself that others need to feel the satisfaction of giving too.

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