The Reflection of a Helper

Genesis 2:18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper (ezer from the word azar) as his compliment.”  The divine intention here is for the woman to be a partner.

The following scriptures illustrate some examples of the Lord as our helper.  As you read these, please pray they will fall with a fresh anointing of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.

Psalm 10:14b  The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper (Hebrew word azar, meaning to surround, protect, or aid) of the fatherless.

Psalm 27:9b  You have been my helper do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation.

Moses named one of his children Eliezer (God is my help) because he had said, “The God of my father was my helper and delivered me from Pharaoh’s sword.” Exodus 18:4

Psalm 40:17 I am afflicted and needy; the Lord thinks (esteems) of me.  You are my helper and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.

Psalm 54:4  God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.

Psalm 63:6-8  When I think of You as I lie on my bed, I meditate on You during the night watches because You are my helper; I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings.  I follow close to You; Your right hand holds on to me.

Psalm 118:7  The LORD is my helper, Therefore, I will look in triumph on those who hate me.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in our image, according to our likeness.”  So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female   Genesis 1:26-27.  Do you find it interesting that it is intimated here that the creation of the human race “in the image of God” somehow entailed being male and female?  God, the creator and sustainer of the universe created mankind in His image!   From the earlier verses, we are taught that God is our helper.   One of the ways we were created in the likeness of our Lord is as helper!  Being created in the Lord’s likeness, and as a partner to our husband, we are to mirror the Lord as helper!  We can be trusted, we do not leave or abandon, we can pray for deliverance and sustenance for him who has been entrusted to us, we can listen and be gracious, we can be a reliable place of refuge and strength, we can esteem him, we can hold his hand, and we can make him feel triumphant.  Do these things remind you of the preceding verses?

Life is not always neat and pretty.  Life gets complicated and we can get discouraged.  Reflect on the ways God intended creation to work.  Because of our sin nature, we can at times feel to be far form the “likeness” of God.  Don’t fret.  God is good and He proclaimed that His creation was good!  Genesis 1:31  As your heart swells with the goodness of God you will desire to reflect more of His “likeness”- even in the midst of your less than perfect circumstances.  Set your heart on mirroring your Creator and be the helper He created you to be!  It is your calling.  Rise up DIVAs and recall “we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10.  Have you glanced in the mirror lately?  Whose image are you reflecting?  Yours…or His?

Amanda

5 Comments on “The Reflection of a Helper”

  1. Great message, and tough question. Who am I reflecting? Hopefully Jesus, but I am sure not always. Thankfully I am a work in progress, He is still working on me.

  2. A help mate is one who encourages vs criticizes. I notice when I lift my husband up regularly he responds favorably & we become to each other more of a delight, the opposite is also true. We are the same way aren’t we? We like people, especially the one we are endeared to, to note our positive qualities over the weaknesses we are usually well enough aware of. We humans focus on what others comment on, if it’s our strengths we get stronger & want to do even better, if it’s our weaknesses we feel hopeless & downcast- after only so much of this, we feel like it’s not worth the effort to even try. I personally tend to be weak in this area, but have noticed that I’m getting better since we began our Tues journey. I am more aware of the words I speak or at least have created an atmosphere where I’m open to it being pointed out.
    This morning I got up early to walk with my husband before he leaves for work – this is a new part of his training,along with a diet & he has been doing so for only 2weeks & already lost 4lbs but what is my comment ?
    “Here you are exercising & trying to be healthy with a wad of dip in your mouth, that just doesn’t seem right.” I said it jokingly not harshly (in my own defense) his response : “ya know this walk is usually quiet.” – I got the point & had to laugh …further along I pointed out where a neighbor had planted flowers by the mailbox – “that’s pretty” I said “what?” He retorted “that’s a crappy job they just threw the dirt around in there with a couple cheap plants” – “I usually enjoy the beauty of my walks.” I returned in jest. Guess we both have things that irritate us but what is it that we focus on enough to cause comment? Positive or negative? When it comes to family we should make it a point to know when to speak & when to hold our comments to ourself – “even the foolish man is thought to be wise when he remains silent” Proverbs

  3. Good question at the end…who’s image am I reflecting?
    It can be hard sometimes to remember we are the helper to our husband. Sometimes we let the enemy come in and tell us our spouse is our enemy and we end up butting heads. We have to constantly remember our spouse is not our enemy, he is a gift from God and we are to help each other. We are to bless each other. Be on guard because once Satan sees you doing it, he comes into attack and put us against each other.
    I hope trying to reflect God’s image and not my own will help me stand against the enemy when he comes.
    Thank you for your words!

  4. Good morning beautiful Diva’s. How fitting is today’s words! As I was reading, I saw the love of God that dwells in us and read 1 John 4:16-21 and 1John 5:1-5. To love God, we must love our fellow believers. We are not to be delusional in thinking our love that dwells in us is not also to be accompanied by us obeying in our walk in pure unselfish love for each other. Difficult? Yes, at times. Necessary? Yes, according to His Word. Reward? Victorious overcomers.! Lord, Your love we seek daily in all areas of our temple as a witness of the Holy Spirit to others of Jesus’ image in love to be poured out in His grace. Not because anyone has earned it or deserves it, but because Jesus gives it freely to be poured out freely! Oh, thank You Jesus for Your amazing love! Amen

  5. “Be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in the mirror; for he observes himself and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” JAMES 1:22-25
    When we look at our reflection today let’s not forget what the Lord would have us do in the midst of busy life, difficult circumstances and people – James is not kidding when he uses the word “work” – its work, hard work, worth-it work! And dont miss it – “this one will be blessed” -Amen? I am asking Him today to help me to be Spirit led and do the thing He is asking me to do. Change my heart O God, may I be like YOU!
    Praying for you all!
    Christie

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