Vulnerability is a Kingdom strategy.
The babe in a manger. The savior on a cross. The Lord in a grave. The church in Jerusalem. Paul in prison. Martyrs in the Roman arena.
You and me in our trials.
In our weakness his grace is made complete.- 2 Corinthians 12: 9
We were created for dependence on God and interdependence with one another. Therefore we receive from God, we give to others, and we ask for help. That is the gospel circle of life.
When we are unwilling to ask and/or receive help:
1. We cut ourselves off from help.
A. We may struggle with secret sin and live in guilt, shame, and
fear of getting caught.
B. We may struggle much more than we need to with everyday
living thereby consuming our time, energy, and even faith.
2. We withhold from others blessings of sharing/helping.
3. We withhold the gospel from the world.