Glenn’s Meal 08-01-13

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Good morning everyone. Praise the Lord for another day and another chance to move forward in the word. Today we are going to deal with correction in the spirit because we need to recognize when it is taking place and how to endure but first we pray.


Father, I come before you on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ to ask for your continued mercy. In times of trials and suffering, when we feel overwhelmed, and our faith shrinks to almost nothing; forgive us! Forgive us for focusing on the magnitude of our problems instead of the magnitude of our God! Help us see that accepting Your sovereignty is no longer just an academic question, but an everyday necessity as the basis of our Christian faith. For if we really accept Your sovereignty, then we must believe that You are adequate for all of our needs. I pray that the Holy Spirit will make known to us whether we are to act or to wait. Help us to trust that You can bring something meaningful even out of our crisis-situations, and to learn that Your grace, Your mercy, and Your love are indeed sufficient for all of our needs, for You are faithful to Your Word. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

God’s Discipline Proves His Love

New Living Translation
Hebrews 12:1-13

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin. And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever? For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.


“For Christ is of those who are humble-minded and not of those who exalt themselves over His flock. Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Scepter of the majesty of God, did not come in the pomp of pride or arrogance, although He might have done so. But He came in a lowly condition, as the Holy Spirit had declared regarding Him…You see, beloved, the example which has been given us. If the Lord so humbled Himself, what shall we do who have through Him come under the yoke of His grace?”


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

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