Praise the Lord for another opportunity to be the people that He created us to be. Today like everyday, I’m going to give you a peek into my innermost thoughts.

Today’s Prayer

(Based on Psalm 33:1-11)

Father, I sing joyfully to You; it is fitting for me to praise You. I shout for joy, For Your word is right and true; You are faithful in all You do. You love righteousness and justice; the earth is full of Your unfailing love. By Your word were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of Your mouth. You gather the waters of the sea into jars; You put the deep into storehouses, Let all the earth fear You; let all the people of the world revere You. For You spoke and it came to be; You commanded, and it stood firm. You foil the plans of the nations; You thwart the purposes of the peoples. But Your plans stand firm forever, the purposes of Your heart through all generations. I praise You Lord…and I love You! You truly are awesome! In the name of Jesus’ I pray, Amen.

Having Eyes for One

Then they were willing to take Him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading. – John 6:21

The bible tells us that the disciples were traveling across the lake to Capernaum when a strong wind arose and the waters grew rough. Suddenly they saw a figure on the water, and they were terrified until Jesus called out to them and identified Himself.

Isn’t that the first thing we do when unexpected calamities or even something that we have never experienced before comes into our life? We panic until we can see that God is behind these events in our lives. In Romans, Paul tells us that, “from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen” (Romans 11:36). God has an eternal filter in which nothing can touch us unless He permits it. Even satan must have permission to touch us. And God may even use satan for His own ends, as in the case of Job.

God shows us a second principle in this story. The Scriptures say when the disciples were willing to take Jesus into the boat; they reached the shore where they were heading.

I have been faced with some very difficult circumstances in my business and personal life. I have had no substantial income for some time, and I saw no immediate remedy to the situation. The circumstances created fear in my heart. The anxiety began to grow until, one day after my evening prayer session, the Lord spoke to my spirit and said, “How long do you want to keep your eyes on the circumstances instead of Me? Do you think I have brought you this far to throw you into the water?” The truth was that I was halfway in already because my eyes were looking at the “big waves” surrounding my boat. One night, I lay prostrate on the floor crying out to the Lord and telling Him that I had nothing else but Him. At that moment I came to the realization that this is where God wanted me to be, In the position of relying and trusting in Him. It is impossible to focus on Him and your own circumstances at the same time. The very next day He began opening financial doors in a way the seemed impossible, but with God all things are possible. So I ask you this; WHAT ARE YOU FOCUSED ON? I CHOOSE JESUS!

Quote of the Day

Brains can argue, but it takes heart to comfort. ~Samuel Chadwick~





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

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