Glenn’s Meal 08-09-13

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Good morning everyone. Here is a question for all of you; who or what is controlling your life? Answer that within yourself after deep reflection. Boy do I have a word for you today.


(a prayer to be prayed from our individual hearts)

Father, Thank you for a new day; I know that everything I am and everything I have is a result of what You have allowed in my life. Sometimes life is very hard; other times it is full of happiness. I know you are always there and Your blessing is available. if only I will listen and obey. Please help me recognize the gifts You send and the doors You open each and every day. Give me wisdom to see and do Your will. Thank you for the spiritual gifts You have given, also. I pray that You will use those gifts to work in and through me to minister to the world and draw people to You. In Jesus’ name I pray and give You praise. Amen.

Let’s eat.

The Door of Full Surrender

But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. – Job 23:10

OK, here I go again with something that really floored me when I put some thought to it, so hold on to your seat. What if there were two doors to choose from; behind one door was the complete will of God for your life and behind the other door was how life could be according to your own preference. Which door would you choose? The struggle for most of us lies in the desire to follow God completely and the fear of what might be behind the door of full surrender. Most of us desire to follow God, but few of us will do it at any cost. We don’t really believe that God loves us to the degree that we are willing to give Him complete permission to do as He wills in us.

If we desire to fully walk with Christ, there is a cost. We may acquiesce and go along with His principles and do fine; however, if we are fully given over to Him and His will for our life, it will be a life that will have adversity. The Bible is clear that humans don’t achieve greatness without having their sinful will broken. This process is designed to create a nature change in each of us, not just a habit change. The Bible calls it circumcision. Circumcision is painful, bloody, and personal.

If God has plans to greatly use you in the lives of others, you can expect your trials to be even greater than those of others. Why? Because, like Joseph who went through greater trials than most patriarchs, your calling may have such responsibility that God cannot afford to entrust it to you without ensuring your complete faithfulness to the call. He has much invested in you on behalf of others. He may want to speak through your life to a greater degree than through another. The events of your life would become the frame for the message He wants to speak through you.

Don’t fear the path that God may lead you on. Embrace it. For God may bring you down a path in your life to ensure the reward of your inheritance. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:17).


“What can this world offer comparable with that insight into spiritual things, that keen faith, that heavenly peace, that high sanctity, that everlasting righteousness, that hope of glory, which they have, who in sincerity love and follow our Lord Jesus Christ?”

John Henry Newman

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

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