Praise the Lord for another day of wonders that He so graciously bestows on us. I was sitting in my secret place studying and praying a couple days ago when the phone rang. I answered it and the voice was familiar but I couldn’t put a face with it. It was a childhood friend whom I hadn’t talked with in many years. Our conversation about our old track and field days became the topic for today’s message.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I come to you on behalf of my brothers and sisters everywhere to ask that you would help us to see that love is not the blind acceptance of every sin and sinner; rather love is caring enough to pray for a wayward nation, a decadent society, for family members following false gods or on drugs. Love is coming against their spiritual blindness, and seeking Your help for them when they can’t be reached any other way. Help us to love enough to be a faithful daily intercessor. Let Christians everywhere join together in prayer. I present these and all requests to you in the matchless name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Finishing Well

Acts 20:24

But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

I really enjoyed talking with my childhood friend William “Skippy” Boyd. He brought back some fond memories. He and I competed against each other in running from before we started attending school, all the way through High school. We were both very accomplished runners.

I started thinking about the goals of those that compete in numerous events. It also reminded me of the last triathlon I saw on television (I saw the finish of an Iron-man competition which involved 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running).

There was a young lady leading the pack and all of a sudden within just a few feet of the finish line, she fell. Her legs were like noodles. She tried to get up and walk, but fell again. I cried as I watched her end the race in agony. She literally clawed her way to the finish line and sadly didn’t finish first, but she finished.

Now you know that I wasn’t going to do a whole meal without bringing everything into a spiritual prospective did you? If these men and women put themselves through this grueling race for a corruptible crown, God forbid that you and I should be any less the strong, spiritual athletes to which God is calling us. We’re dealing with life and death, heaven and hell, and the glory of God! Determine today that you will run the race and finish well.

Quote of the Day

People don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care. 

Joe Aldrich 







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

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