Good day everyone. We in the Midwest area of the U.S.A. had some pretty bad storms all through the last couple weeks which caused a lot of damage to trees and caused some flooding. As I sit her now the storms are gone for the time being and after effects of the storm are still there. It made me think of Noah and what God promised to him after flooding the whole earth and destroying everything. Thank you Father for seeing us through the blood. (For some of you it will sink in later).

Today’s Prayer

Father, just as a potter must have moist and malleable clay to shape his vessels, You also need us to be pliable if You are to mold us according to Your will. Oh Lord, help us to yield ourselves completely to You — mind, will and emotions.“Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us; Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us.” Only then can we go forth — in the name of the Father, to celebrate His sovereignty; in the name of His Son, to proclaim His message; and in the name of the Holy Spirit, empowered to serve. In the wonderful name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

After The Flood

Genesis 8

   But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede. The underground waters stopped flowing, and the torrential rains from the sky were stopped. So the floodwaters gradually receded from the earth. After 150 days, exactly five months from the time the flood began, the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks became visible. After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat and released a raven. The bird flew back and forth until the floodwaters on the earth had dried up. He also released a dove to see if the water had receded and it could find dry ground. But the dove could find no place to land because the water still covered the ground. So it returned to the boat, and Noah held out his hand and drew the dove back inside. After waiting another seven days, Noah released the dove again. This time the dove returned to him in the evening with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. Then Noah knew that the floodwaters were almost gone. He waited another seven days and then released the dove again. This time it did not come back. Noah was now 601 years old. On the first day of the new year, ten and a half months after the flood began, the floodwaters had almost dried up from the earth. Noah lifted back the covering of the boat and saw that the surface of the ground was drying. Two more months went by, and at last the earth was dry! Then God said to Noah, “Leave the boat, all of you—you and your wife, and your sons and their wives. Release all the animals—the birds, the livestock, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—so they can be fruitful and multiply throughout the earth.” So Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat. And all of the large and small animals and birds came out of the boat, pair by pair. Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and there he sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose. And the Lord was pleased with the aroma of the sacrifice and said to himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of the human race, even though everything they think or imagine is bent toward evil from childhood. I will never again destroy all living things. As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.”

Quote of the Day

Abide in Me: These words are the command of love, which is ever only a promise in a different shape. Think of this until all feeling of burden and fear and despair pass away, and the first thought that comes as you hear of abiding in Jesus be one of bright and joyous hope.

Andrew Murray




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

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