Divine Preparation 12-02-23

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Praise the lord for the ability to move your limbs and breathe in air, for He is the one that makes these things possible!

Today’s Prayer

Dear GOD, “To live is Christ, to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). I want to live unto Christ. May the days of my life on this earth be pleasing to You. I pray that I will “die to self” and grow and become more like Christ as I journey toward that day when I will be with You in heaven. Please use me to bless others; to give love, encouragement, help, and guidance where needed; to meet material needs of the needy; and to point people to You. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for all that You have done for me, for all that You are doing in my life right now, and for all You will do in whatever days are to come. In JESUS’ precious name I pray, Amen.

Divine Preparation

Cleansing for Worship

Exodus 30:18

Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.

Hebrews 10:22

let us go right in, to GOD himself, with true hearts fully trusting him to receive us, because we have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and because our bodies have been washed with pure water.

Polishing for Service

Isaiah 49:2

GOD will make my words of judgment sharp as swords. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand; I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver.

2 Timothy 2:21

If you stay away from sin you will be like one of these dishes made of purest gold–the very best in the house–so that Christ himself can use you for his highest purposes.

Pruning for Fruit-bearing

John 15:2

He lops off every branch that doesn’t produce. And he prunes those branches that bear fruit for even larger crops.

Hebrews 12:11

Being punished isn’t enjoyable while it is happening–it hurts! But afterwards we can see the result, a quiet growth in grace and character.

Quote of the Day

If we try to get up warm feelings and good dispositions in order to remove some fancied remainder of distance, we shall fail; not simply because these actings of ours cannot do what we are trying to do, but because there is no need of any such effort. The thing is done already. God has brought his righteousness nigh to the sinner. ~Horatius Bonar~






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

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