Page 5 If we are unhealed and have a love deficit we will draw people to ourselves. For a season we feel loved & filled. We have not pointed the person to Christ. They depend on us. We like it so to be. Very soon both parties get disappointed. Let Christ fill the low place in our life. It is necessary that we appreciate each other, however Christ alone have to give us our worth & significance. Strangely, when we have a valley, we may even say, “no one can be trusted. Jesus alone can help me”. We are asked to trust Jesus and fellowship, give & receive from our “life laid down” relationships. This si why we are in relational groups. Sunday service provides for God celebration. Groups provide for life celebration with true friends. If not we have to regularly change our friends, because the “last best friend” failed our expectation. Remember there is always a gap between expectation & experience. Only Christ is all sufficient. It is His wisdom that He sets the lonely in a family that we may receive, learn & give agape. When we see our friend lacking, let's help him fill that area. We all have lack that needs help. This is the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in us for ourselves & thru us for others. We are getting there. I am agape in process . Do not give up. Gift & Beneficence I expect my gift in life (talent, ability) to earn for me much & to take me to great heights. The experience of the man who expects my gift to help him or serve him is not that good. The would be beneficiary may be my child, my spouse, patient, client, student, customer, colleague or junior. Should be benefactor lives for himself and for his advancement and not to satiate the need or discomfort of the man at the need end. There is a wide breach between the gift expectation & experience. Conflicts arise in this gap. Even regarding spiritual gifts & ministry we may use the gift for our satisfaction when God gave the gift that we may serve others. Of course we have legitimate God given joy & fulfillment when we use our gift for Him to serve others. We need to take care that we do not lavish the gift on ourselves for our glory or our desire.
By Dr. Lalith Mendis
Holy Spirit Helps Our Infirmities