_ 041116 STRENGTH

Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good and His mercy lasts forever. I am in a place of really pressing into God this morning.  Just last night in my dreams, the enemy tried to bring up bad things of my past that made me angry. So I am bound and determine to keep my eyes focused on the journey ahead and not behind. 

Today’s Prayer

(A personal prayer)

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe me in your Spirit that I, reaching forth my hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen.

Let’s eat.


“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”  Matthew 7:7

Prayer is God’s way of causing us to be dependent upon Him. If God just gave us what we needed without our asking, we would cease to be dependent on Him. Prayer is a way of binding us to Him. Asking God for what we need ought to be just as natural as breathing. Don’t get the idea you can only ask God for spiritual things, and you take care of the secular things. Can you imagine Jesus dividing His life into the secular and the sacred? Everything is important to God. You may say, “Well, this is beyond God,” or “This is too small for God to deal with.” No! Can you think of anything too big or too small for God to notice? Ask Him for any desire of your heart. You may say, “What if I want something that I shouldn’t?” You can still pray about it. You can say, “God, I want something You don’t want. Fix my want-er.” Pray about everything.

  • How easy or difficult do you find it to pray to God about everything?

  • What are some obstacles that keep you from praying to God about everything?

Make a list of everything that is weighing on your mind this week. Take time to pray about everything on this list, no matter how big or small.

Quote of the Day

If my attitude be one of fear, not faith, about one who has Disappointed me; if I say, “Just what I expected,” if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary love. ~Amy Carmichael~





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

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