_ 042914 Hard times

What a wonderful day and time to be a child of God. Even in times of hardship, He is there and going through it with you. Just be reminded that He is always there, even when you don’t hear Him or feel His touch. Let the prayer and scripture bless you.

Today’s Prayer

Father, on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere, I pray a prayer of repentance. We are entering into one of the holiest seasons of our lives and I must admit some of us get caught up in the materialism of our fast-paced world today, please forgive us and renew our minds. Let us pause to consider some special words: of an unknown writer —

Money will buy a bed, but not sleep.
Money will buy books, but not brains.
Money will buy food, but not an appetite.
Money will buy finery, but not beauty.
Money will buy a house, but not a home.
Money will buy medicine, but not health.
Money will buy luxuries, but not happiness.
Money will buy religion, but not salvation.
Money will buy a passport to anywhere but heaven.

Help us each to see that our lives are meaningless without You. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Paul’s Hardships

2 Corinthians 6:3-10

3 We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. 4 In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. 5 We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. 6 We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. 7 We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. 8 We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. 9 We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. 10 Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything. 

Quote of the Day

Our Father in heaven…help us to see that it is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail. ~Peter Marshall~






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

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