Praise the lord for another day and another chance to help grow the Kingdom. This is a new day; we have never been here before and it’s ripe for the picking. What are you going to do to glorify God today?

Today’s Prayer

Father, help us remember that although Your grace and love are free, You really want to build a relationship with us and restore a “oneness” with You. Whether that happens or not depends upon our response, doesn’t it? For only if we repent of our sins and shortcomings and want to turn our lives around, will we be ready for Kingdom-living now. Each time we slip or stray, we need to repent again, for faith without repentance is not truly sincere, is it? Help us in the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.

Living the New Life

Colossians 3:1-17 –

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual sin, impurity, lust, and shameful desires. Don’t be greedy for the good things of this life, for that is idolatry. God’s terrible anger will come upon those who do such things. You used to do them when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old evil nature and all its wicked deeds. In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ, who created this new nature within you. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You must make allowance for each others faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Quote of the Day

There is little good in filling churches with people who go out exactly the same as they came in; our call is not to fill churches but to fill heaven.

G. E. Sterrett






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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