_ 101514 Strongholds

Praise God for another day and another chance to move forward with our new life. If you understand the great commission you know that our main purpose is to lead souls to Christ. I have a question; have you chosen your people to have God ambush through you yet? If you have you’re on the way to saving a souls. If you haven’t, what’s the problem? Today the message is about “Strongholds” in our lives and how to get out of them.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I pray for those who are unemployed today. I pray that You will continue to meet their every need for food, clothing, shelter, income, friends, encouragement, spiritual growth; whatever the need may be. You know every person, every need, every heart, every desire. I pray that you will move in hearts and lives and bless the faith of Your children. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Come Out of the Stronghold with Praise

“Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah”

1 Samuel 22:5

The bible tells us that David and his fighting men had been hiding in the cave of Adullam. He was fleeing Saul. Many of life’s down-and-out had come and joined David’s army. David was content to stay in the cave (stronghold of safety). Then, God’s prophet came to David and told him that he must leave the stronghold and go into the land of Judah.

When life beats down on us and we get to the place where we want to hide in a cave, God often places people around us who prod us into moving in the right direction. He doesn’t want us to remain in the place of discouragement. He wants us to move into the land of “praise(Judah means “praise”).

It wasn’t that long ago when I went through a very difficult time. It seemed to drag on and on with no change until finally I wanted to retreat to a cave and forget pressing on. It was a great time of discouragement. A godly man who I had confided in and trusted came to me and said, “You got to keep moving! There are too many people who are depending on you in the Kingdom.”I didn’t totally understand what he meant at the time.

Now I know he was saying that God is preparing each of us to be the vessel He wants to use in the life of another person, but we will never be that vessel if we give up and hide in our cave of discouragement. Not only must we keep moving, we must move into a new realm. Our attitude must move from discouragement to praise. It’s when we move past discouragement to praise that we begin living above our problems. Make a decision today to go into the land of Judah.

Quote Of The Day 

Jesus embodies the rule of God in which no one is beyond God’s forgiveness no matter who they are or what they have done. Endowed with the presence and power of God through John in the Jordan, Jesus comes proclaiming that the rule of If you, your heart, your will, are enlisted on the good side, if you are wishing and trying that the good in you should conquer the bad, then you are on the side of God Himself, and God is on your side; and “if God be for us, who shall be against us?” Take courage, then. If thou dislikest thy sins, so does God. If thou art fighting against thy worst feelings, so is God. On thy side is God who made all, and Christ who died for all, and the Holy Spirit who alone gives wisdom purity, nobleness. How canst thou fail when He is on thy side? On thy side are all spirits of just men made perfect, all wise and good souls in earth and heaven, all good and wholesome influences, whether of nature or of grace, of matter or of mind. How canst thou fail if they are on thy side? ~Charles Kingsley~





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

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