Glenn’s Meal 08-17-13

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Good morning everyone. This message may not apply to anyone but me but I have to put out there anyway because in reading it, someone other than me might get a deep look inside themselves, so get ready, get ready, get ready.


Dear Father in Heaven, I come before you this day on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ to say thank you so much for the precious seasoned individuals you have given us–those older saints who have lived and learned and gained godly wisdom through their many and varied experiences. May we always honor them, respect them, love them, appreciate them, and give them the place in our lives that they so deserve. I pray that I will be one who listens to them, helps them, encourages them, and grows worthy of the title of “senior saint” as I mature spiritually and physically in this life. Thank you for your many blessings to all of those who love you, Lord, and are called according to your purpose. And I pray you will give special blessings to our senior saints. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.


Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! – Isaiah 30:18

Have you ever noticed that God is not in a hurry? The bible tells us it took 40 years for Moses to receive his commission to lead the people out of Egypt. It took 17 years of preparation before Joseph was delivered from slavery and imprisonment. It took 20 years before Jacob was released from Laban’s control. Abraham and Sarah were in their old age when they finally received the son of promise, Isaac. So why isn’t God in a hurry?

God called each of these servants to accomplish a certain task in His Kingdom, yet He was in no hurry to bring their mission into fulfillment. First, He accomplished what He wanted in them. In this microwave generation we live in today, we are often more focused on outcome than the process that He is accomplishing in our lives each day. When we experience His presence daily, one day we wake up and realize that God has done something special in and through our lives. However, the accomplishment is no longer what excites us. Instead, what excites us is knowing Him. Through those times, we become more acquainted with His love, grace, and power in our lives. When this happens, we are no longer focused on the outcome because the outcome is a result of our walk with Him. It’s not the goal of our walk, but the by-product. Therefore, when Joseph came to power in Egypt, he probably couldn’t have cared less. He had come to a place of complete surrender so that he was not anxious about tomorrow or his circumstances.

This is the lesson for us. We must wait for God’s timing and embrace wherever we are in the process. When we find contentment in that place, we begin to experience God in ways we never thought possible.


“The world asks, How much does he give? Christ asks why does he give?”

John Raleigh Mott

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

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