Introduction: "Being Helpful"

Introduction: "Being Helpful"

Author: Greg Gifford
November 15, 2015

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” —Psalm 121:1-2

We are all looking for help. This doesn’t mean we are all in crises, nor even that this help is extreme or life threatening. Yet, we all are looking for help: YouTube, the Internet, Books, close friends, or seeming experts all offer help to varying degrees. However, what is truly helpful? How do we sift through the “wisdom of the world” (1 Cor. 1:20) to find that which is truly helpful? At Lowcountry Biblical Counseling, we want to be truly help-full to you. We believe we can only do this as we get you connected to the ultimate Helper, who is the Lord Himself (Ps. 124:8) and we intend to do this through some new ways for the center—blogs, articles, and electronic resources.

We all look for the moments in our lives that are highlights—times when we can look and see God working in very evident ways. In the counseling context, these are what we see as breakthroughs. A breakthrough is a time when a counselee has that, “Aha!” moment. It is sometimes a thought, Scripture verse, or a practical application that was very helpful. As a staff we want to share these moments with you for a few purposes. We want God to get more glory for what is doing through our ministry here and we want you to be helped. Therefore, we will post counseling breakthroughs weekly to our website and send them through email. But we are not going to stop there.

Twice a month you will also see new articles on Relationships and on Biblical Change, both of which will be posted to our website. Our relationship articles will be oriented around our everyday relationships and how God has sufficiently equipped us to live in those relationships (2 Pet. 1:3-4) to His glory. Sometimes relationships are difficult, other times they are rewarding; yet in both difficult and rewarding relationships, God is doing something. We want to help you see that in your current relationships.

Lastly, we hope to get you connected to resources for Biblical Change. These articles are developed by our staff and aimed at personal and practical change in your life and the lives of those to whom you minister. We will address a wide array of subjects, resources, Scriptures, and issues so as to help promote biblical change in and around you.

So be on the look out for these resources from our staff. We want to help you. Most of all, we want to get you connected to the One who is our “Helper” (Ps. 118:6).

Glad to help,

Greg Gifford
Associate Counselor
Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center


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