Glenn’s Meal 07-27-13

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Good morning everyone. Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, yes He is good and He is worthy of all the praise that we can give Him. We love Him because He is the God of a second chance, which by the way happens to be the subject of today’s meal.


Father, When I look at the state of the world, the complacency of my neighbors, the lifestyles of sin that so many are involved in, and the attitudes and actions of some of the young people today, I know that there is something we can do to fix everything and make it good; something to help people, to point them in the right direction, to lead them to experience Your love, protection, and freedom. We as believers must open our mouths and share your word. Please work through us; use our lives to be a mighty witnesses and workers for a cause greater than ourselves. Please guide and bless our efforts and bring glory to Yourself. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Let’s eat.


I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.” – Jonah 4:2

I’m about to make a statement that is going to really make you think deeply about yourself. All of us have gone through a time of disobedience with God. Jonah was a prophet of God who decided he didn’t want to prophesy for the Lord. God wanted him to deliver a message to Nineveh to warn them against impending destruction if they didn’t turn from their ways. Jonah had developed a hardened heart toward the people of Nineveh. He didn’t really care if they repented or not; so rather than travel to Nineveh and deliver the message, he hopped a boat in the opposite direction. You probably know the rest of the story. He was swallowed by a fish and spent a few days thinking about his decision.

There is a place where we all will obey. What circumstances must take place for us to become obedient? For some of us, it requires a good shakeup. For Jonah, it required a big shakeup because he was God’s man to save 120,000 people. He was chosen by God to be used by God, and God didn’t give up on him.

God understands our disobedient hearts. He sees what we really are; yet He gives second chances. God gave Jonah a second chance. He gave the people of Nineveh a second chance. It’s a lesson of love from a heavenly Father who specializes in second chances. Have you blown it? What is the Nineveh in your life? Have you disappointed someone close to you? God is the God of second chances. All we have to do is acknowledge our waywardness. He will restore. He will give grace. Ask Him.


God sent Elijah to the brook and it dried up. It did not prove equal to the need of the prophet. It failed; God knew it would; He made it to fail. “The brook dried up.” This is an aspect of the Divine providence that sorely perplexes our minds and tries our faith. God knows that there are heavenly whispers that men cannot hear till the drought of trouble and perhaps weariness has silenced the babbling brooks of joy. And He is not satisfied until we have learned to depend, not upon His gifts, but upon Himself.

Percy Ainsworth

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

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