Glenn’s Meal 06-01-13

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Good morning everyone. Praise the Lord for His mercy and grace. Over the last few weeks I have received a number of request for prayer from people that are mourning love ones. Maybe you are also in need of prayer for someone in your life who is mourning. Let’s pray.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I have become highly aware of those who mourn. You promise that “blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matt. 5:4). I have seen families lay their beloved soldiers to rest; children honor and memorialize their mother who gave up the battle of cancer to receive the reward of her labors at the feet of her Savior and Creator; parents heartbroken to lose their child at too young of an age; a daddy senselessly murdered in front of his beloved; and on and on the circle of life goes. We are born, we live, and we die…but hallelujah we can die to sin and become new creations! We die on this earth and enter into eternity. And we can live forevermore because of the sacrifice and love of our Creator and Savior. I pray now for comfort and hope for those who mourn. I pray for a closeness with You that they have never felt before. I pray that grief will turn to joy. I pray that memories will bless their hearts and that the Holy Spirit will heal their hurts. Father, be the One to whom they turn and trust and find comfort. Thank You for Your promises and Your grace that endures forever. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

God’s Motives

He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me. – 2 Samuel 22:20

Questioning someone’s motives for their activities can become an overriding response to those to whom we relate. Wrong motives can result in broken relationships, poor business decisions, and falling out of God’s will. Sometimes we don’t know the motive of another person. It’s wrong for us to assume what their motive is until we have confidence that we know their intentions. When we respond or react prematurely, we become judge and jury over them.

God has a motive for every one of His children. His desire is to bring us into a spacious place. He wants us to go beyond our borders of safety and security so that we might experience life at a level that goes beyond ourselves. What do you think of when you think of a “spacious place”, No limitations, a large, grassy field, and Open air? These are positive images. Sometimes these spacious places encourage us to step out in faith into areas where we’ve never ventured. Sometimes we need to be rescued by the Lord. When Peter walked on the water, Jesus was inviting him to a spacious place. He went beyond the borders of his boat and ventured into a whole new world. He didn’t have complete success in his venturing out, but it was a process that would lead him to the next victory in his faith walk with Jesus. Sometimes failure is what is needed in order to move us to the next level of faith with God. However, we must be willing to fail and let God rescue us.

The Lord delights in this process. His motive for His children is always love. It is always to bring us to a new level of trust and dependence on Him.

Quote of the Day

Heavenly Father: Teach us that love and forgiveness are essential bridges that span the chasms of resentment and bitterness. Also, teach us that feeling gratitude without expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it.

G. Eugene Sterrett

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

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