These days you do not have to look too hard to find a quick fix for whatever problem or dilemma you are facing. We typed the words “self-help” in the search box at Amazon and found 902,000 results; products on Amazon’s site promising to improve your life, health, relationships, finances, parenting, golf game, lower your stress level, de-clutter your house, make you irresistible to the opposite sex, make you the life of the party, and just about anything else you can think of. Whatever it is you are lacking there is probably a self-help product available.
It is true that we all need help improvement in one or more areas of life. Wisdom is admitting that we do not have all the answers and knowing who or where to go to find help. There is value in these self-help ideas, many are written by experts who can and do offer great advice. On the other hand, there are some that just seem downright crazy.
And isn’t it also true that sometimes we run from fad to fad, just hoping to find a fix to our problem. And when that fix stops working we move onto the next one, until that too stops helping. Then off to the next. It becomes a vicious never-ending cycle.
Today we would like to offer another, always more effective, method to improving your life. Let us simply offer you these two verses from the God’s Word, the Bible.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
“Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another – showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (The Message)
So, this Christmas Season, if you want lasting and permanent improvement, seek the advice of the best Helper available to mankind – God. Dive into His Word and ask the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom, courage, strength, and help in becoming a new and improved you, someone being formed more and more into the image of Jesus.
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