Good morning everyone. Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good, yes He is good and our shepard. He allowed us to open our eyes to be able to partake in this meal. Praise Him right now. I had a great time with family members the last few days just sitting and sharing meals and the word of God and I would like to thank them for the love and hospitality (you know who you are).

Today’s Prayer 

Father, I pray for husbands and wives and for those who are about to enter into marriage. Please help them to follow biblical principles related to their marriage relationship. I pray that would each think of the other before themselves; that they would be giving, caring, sharing, loving, considerate, supportive of one another. I pray they will talk through their differences and never shout and fight. I pray that if any couple is not able to agree, that they will seek counseling from a respected Christian counselor or mentor. I pray for Your protection of this precious bond of marriage. I pray that You will anoint them, guide them, and work through them to bless each of them, to minister to others, to achieve Your purpose for their lives. And may Jesus always be the center of the union and the focal point of their lives…of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray and give You thanks, Amen.

Let’s eat.

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep

I have shared this on many occasions and it never gets old so lets have it again!

John 10:1-21

1 “I assure you, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber!

2 For a shepherd enters through the gate.

3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they recognize his voice.

5 They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t recognize his voice.”

6 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant,

7 so he explained it to them. “I assure you, I am the gate for the sheep,” he said.

8 “All others who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them.

9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. Wherever they go, they will find green pastures.

10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will leave the sheep because they aren’t his and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock.

13 The hired hand runs away because he is merely hired and has no real concern for the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,

15 just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.

16 I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice; and there will be one flock with one shepherd.

17 “The Father loves me because I lay down my life that I may have it back again.

18 No one can take my life from me. I lay down my life voluntarily. For I have the right to lay it down when I want to and also the power to take it again. For my Father has given me this command.”

19 When he said these things, the people were again divided in their opinions about him.

20 Some of them said, “He has a demon, or he’s crazy. Why listen to a man like that?”

21 Others said, “This doesn’t sound like a man possessed by a demon! Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”

Quote of the day

Help me, Lord, to remember that religion (Christianity) is not to be confined to the church … nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that everywhere I am in Thy Presence.

Susanna Wesley





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

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