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house showed up with huge smiles on their faces andbig hearts willing to work. They wanted to paint too! Sowe let them help out. Sure, it may have taken a little bitlonger and been a little bit messier, with paint sloshedon us and on them, but that paint job was filled withmore smiles and laughter than any I’ve done before orsince. You see, we didn’t technically need their help,but we did want it.I’m sure we’ve all been in those kids’ shoes from timeto time: trying to “help” our parents make cookies whenwe were really little (and getting flour everywhere), orperhaps “helping” your dad or granddad fix up an oldcar (and slowing down theprocess). See, there are muchmore qualified people aroundfor jobs like that. But becausethese adults loved us andwanted us to learn, they letus help. I believe God feelsthe same way.The truth of the matteris that God doesn’t need usbecause He is God—the mostqualified being in the universe! But the good newsis that just because God
do anything without usdoesn’t mean He
to. God can create anything, fixany problem, and He can do it all without us. But He
to use us,which means we
to work by His sideand have front-rowseats to see Hisamazing power.