“Saviour – someone who saves – and for me this is God”
I had a different blog post that was to go up today – but after a conversation I had with someone earlier today, I found myself think and saying to myself “there is only Saviour” – so I decided to write what I was feeling and share it with you all.
When I first got a job and I was able to help people financially, or just do something that met their needs – I remember telling my husband (who was my boyfriend then) that if I was to ever take the glory for helping someone, may God remind me that there is only one saviour. Sometimes in life we tend to help people because of the glory that comes with it, and so it is not really about the person – but about us.
There is a sermon I watched last year, and the preacher said “we see God as Lord, but sometimes we fail to see Him as Saviour”. I remember writing that down, and just thinking of how true it is, so many times we find ‘saviours’ or make ourselves ‘saviour’ before others – and so we do not leave this position to God. It is easier to see Him as Lord (I mean just look at the sky above, and this reminds you of His nature as God) – than it is to see Him as Saviour.
The Bible says “so in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12); this verse literally guides my heart when I am doing something for someone other than myself. I always ask myself “Sophie, how would you feel if they told everyone that they helped you in xyz ways”. And so it has been something that I am very intentional about – I pray about it and ask those around me to always hold me accountable. I always check myself, and focus on the “why” – if it is to make me feel like the person’s saviour, I pray about it first and if that feeling still doesn’t shake off – then I don’t help them. This is a personal decision for me, because I never ever want to feel like a saviour – there is only Saviour!
It is so important to always help with a clean and pure heart, and to always remember that you are doing God’s work – this is such a humble reality. The things we have belong to God, and so when we are helping those around us, we are simply sharing with them what God has blessed us with. I am not saying I am perfect – I am far from it, but I live everyday checking myself and asking myself “what would Jesus do” (in Madea’s voice – if you know you know).
God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5, Exodus 34:14) – we should not put any other person or thing before Him, and this includes ourselves! As the week comes to an end, I just write to remind us that we cannot be a saviour – so check yourself first before helping anyone, and ask God to guide you!
Side-note: This is the second time God has literally placed something so heavy on my heart and had me change what I had planned to post. And I am here for it – because like I always say – it is all about God!
Thanks for reading, and have a blessed weekend ahead!