Glenn’s Meal 06-19-13

1 061913 Perception

Good morning everyone. What a great day we have before us. The question now becomes; “what will you do with it?” Today we are going to deal with perception so get ready, get ready, and get ready!

Today’s Prayer

Father, I come before you on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ today. There are so many believers out there just wondering in the wilderness because of their disobedience, just like Moses and the people of Israel years ago. They have lost the joy of their salvation. Their sin has broken their fellowship with You. They are paying the price of following the flesh rather than the Spirit. Father, I pray that Your Holy Spirit will move in our hearts. I pray that every child of Yours will realize their sins, repent, and receive Your forgiveness. I praise You and thank You, One so worthy of our praise and honor, that You are always there with arms wide open for all who will come. I pray also for those who do not know You, that a light will shine in the darkness and lead them out to a place of repentance and release, peace and joy. Oh, that every one of us would experience that forgiveness and fellowship with You, my gracious and merciful Father. Thank You for making room for Your children and for being longsuffering that others may still come and not perish. I lift You up and shout praise to You Father, and bow my head in humble reverence, in the name of Jesus my Savior, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Perception Is Not Reality

The lions may roar and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions are broken. – Job 4:10

In the advertising business it is often said that “perception is reality” for the person who views the advertising message. It does not matter whether the audience believes the message to be true, only that they perceive it to be true. Their actions will be the same whether they believe it or only perceive it.

The enemy of our souls is very good at this game. He may bring on us what we perceive to be true when it is a lie. It may appear that there is no way around a situation. He may bring great fear on us. When we buy into his lie, we believe only what we have chosen to perceive to be true. It usually has no basis of truth. Such was the case when Peter looked on the waters during a night boat journey with the other disciples. At first glance, he and the disciples screamed with fear, thinking that what they saw was a ghost. It was actually Jesus.

Satan’s name means “accuser.” He travels to and fro to accuse all believers. He brings an impressive front to all he does, yet behind that front is a weak, toothless lion with a destination that has already been prepared in the great abyss. He knows his destination, but he wants to bring as many with him as possible; so he often has a big roar, but little bite.

The next time some event comes into your life that creates fear and trembling, first determine the source. Look past the emotions and evaluate the situation in light of God’s Word. Perception is not always reality.

Quote of the Day

God’s way often conflicts with our own desires. His commands can seem foolish and outdated. They are not. God’s way is so far above our way that we can barely comprehend. Know that His way is perfect. He knows what is best for us even when His way seem foolish.

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

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