Glenn’s Meal 04-23-13

Sacrifice 042313

Good morning and praise the Lord for another day and another chance to grow in our spiritual walk. By the way, how is your life? Can you see the blessings from God in it? Get your utensils ready because this is a “stick to your ribs” meal.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I come before you this morning on behalf of our troops and allies who risk their lives for freedom. Please put your hedge of protection around them. Go before them, beside them, and behind them and guide their every step. Give them wisdom and protection and please bring them safely home. May Your will be accomplished through them. Bless them and their families at home who are also giving big sacrifices for the sake of freedom and a better life for others. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Four Attributes of a Life God Blesses

So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.” –
Isaiah 28:16

Whenever God calls us into a consecrated life, it is made up of four distinct stages. Christ often compared this process to building a house. First, we must prepare to build by laying a foundation. That foundation is none other than Jesus Christ Himself. Any foundation other than Christ, although it might seem fine, will not stand.

Second, as we enter a walk of faith with God, He allows each of us to experience trials, testing’s, miracles, and challenges in life that are designed to provide “faith experiences” that demonstrate tangible evidences of His work in our life: Moses’ burning-bush experience, Peter’s walk on the water, Joshua’s parting of the Jordan River. These experiences built the faith of these people. The depth and width of our calling is directly proportional to the faith experiences He allows in each of our lives. If God plans an international ministry with you, chances are you will experience a higher degree of faith experiences compared to another. The reason being, you will need to look on these to ensure your calling and provide testimony to His work in your life.

The third stage deals with motives. “All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord” (Proverbs 16:2). What is the motive behind my actions? Is it only financial accumulation? Is it to gain control? Is it to create independence? The primary motive must be God’s leading you to take such an action – it must be obedience. These other factors must be by-products of the decision.

Finally, we are prepared to take action. Here we must ask, “Did God supply me with the skill, quality, and ability to enter into this activity?” So often we have not been trained adequately to be successful in our endeavor. You would never want someone working on your teeth that had not been trained and certified as a dentist.

Before you begin your next project, ask yourself these four questions.

What is the foundation this project is based on?

What experiences has God demonstrated in my life that indicates His involvement?

What is my motive for entering this activity?

Do I have the skill, quality, and ability to accomplish the task?

Answering these questions will give you clear indication whether God will bless your activity.

Quote of the Day

You can use your time to no better advantage than to pray whenever you have a moment, either alone, or with others, while at work, at rest, or walking down the street! Anywhere!!

Ole Kristian O. Hallesby

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

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