Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say Rejoice. Some of you may not understand that last statement because you may be going through hard times in your life right now, but you should be rejoicing because through the good times and the bad, God has got your back. You better give Him your praise! I have shared this message before and feel that the time is right to share it again so get ready to be blessed.

Today’s Prayer

Father, if only the birds with beautiful voices sang, the world would often be silent. Let us “sing out” Your praises because our spirits are filled with love and gratitude for Your gift of faith and for Your presence in our lives. Let us worship You for Your faithfulness and for sending Your Son and the Holy Spirit that we may better understand Your will for our lives. Let us in all of our doing praise You, Lord. In the matchless name of Jesus we pray, Amen and Amen.

Let’s eat.

Becoming Aware of God

...”Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” ~ Genesis 28:16

The bible tells us that Jacob was forced to flee his family after receiving the blessing of God from his father, Isaac. He ran as a result of his broken relationship with his brother, Esau, who threatened to kill him. He was alone after leaving his family and was sleeping in the wilderness area at Bethel. It is here that Jacob encountered God personally for the very first time. He had a dream in which Heaven was opened up to him. The Lord spoke to him there and gave him a promise to give him the very land on which he was lying.

This encounter with God made him realize that God was in this place, even though he had not been aware of it. God had to remove Jacob from all that was of comfort to him in order to reveal Himself to Jacob. What began as a crisis that forced him to be removed from his family and friends led to an encounter with the living God and a fresh vision of God’s purposes for his life.

How often we go about our daily routine and fail to recognize that God is in the place where we are. He had to bring Jacob to a place of separation from his old life and remove all his worldly possessions. Jacob was alone with God at Bethel; nothing else could distract him from an encounter that would change his life.

God often must do radical things in the life of the servant in whom He has special plans: separation from family, removal of physical and emotional resources, an encounter with God. These are often the hallmarks of ownership by God that build a vision into a life.

Quote of the Day

I cannot pray any more. As soon as I begin, my prayers are all turned into hallelujahs. I would have esteemed it a privilege if God had permitted me to spend my remaining days in supplications for my friends; but as soon as I open my mouth; it is all glory, glory, glory! ~Anonymous Christian~





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

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