Glenn’s Meal 01-06-14

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Good day everyone. Today I’m motivated to share a message that came out of a conversation I had the other evening with one of my spiritual brothers from Texas. He and I were fellowshipping over the phone when he started to give me part of his testimony. As he spoke, the phrase “you must know your position in the kingdom” hit my spirit and I was reminded of things that I should share. Thanks for letting God use you Brother “J”.


Father God, Your Word tells us to cast our cares upon you. Oh how we want to do that, to bring all our cares to you and leave them at your feet. We don’t want to be worriers, but those whose faith is strong to trust you. We want to bring those burdens and concerns to you, and not keep picking them up and worrying about them. May this year be one of spiritual breakthrough in our lives and in the lives of those we love. May our lives be filled with joy and peace through Your Spirit. May you be the center and the heart of our homes. May we be more Christ like and less like the world in our everyday lives. Help us and have mercy upon us, Father. Please forgive us of our sins and guide our steps. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.


Many years of being in business and in Christ have taught me that positioning is defined as a place or position that a product, service, or person holds in the mind of the audience that he or she is trying to reach. I know that often perception is reality for people, regardless of the truth. For years, I spent time and money seeking to position my company in the minds of my prospective clients. Although it would seem that is a natural and logical marketing function, I later discovered there is a dangerous flaw when we attempt to position ourselves by promoting our own attributes. I discovered that positioning is a by-product of who we are and what we do, not an end itself.
King David was my first biblical lesson in coming to understand the difference. Here was a man who had committed adultery and murder, and failed many times in his family life. Yet, God describes David as a “man after God’s own heart.” Isn’t that interesting? Why would God describe someone who had obviously failed in many areas as one who was after God’s own heart? Throughout David’s life, we find frequent descriptions made by God: “So David’s fame spread throughout every land.” (1 Chronicles 14:17). Although David did make many mistakes, his heart was soft toward God and sought to praise Him. David wrote the majority of the Psalms. God honored what was in David’s heart, not his perfection. I believe that God’s strategic placement of David was so that we may learn from and be drawn to the attribute of David that God primarily wanted him known for — a heart bent toward God. His positioning was a by-product of who he was, not an end in itself. In our business and personal life, our positioning among those who will know us should be a by-product of our life and service, not an end itself.
What is your “position” today among your peers or more importantly what is your position in the mind of God? I once asked my Bible study group to ask others, “What do you think of when someone mentions my name?” This exercise can bring some interesting revelations. It might motivate you to make some changes, or it might confirm that God is doing a great work in you.

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. – Proverbs 27:2


“I am only a wick… It is only when the wick is soaked in oil that it can burn… If people begin to talk about the wick, there is generally something wrong with the burning.”

D. H. Dolman

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

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