Glenn’s Meal 09-05-13

1 090513 Mercy

Good morning everyone. I will praise the Lord at all times. His name will always be in my mouyh. I’m sitting here thinking about King David,(the one who had captured God’s heart and attention) and how he was just like me, a sinner who had many transgressions but he also, even though he sinned, had favor with God. Today we are going to feast from one of David’s psalms of repentance, for David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. I feel that all of us can us this psalm in our daily walk.


Father, on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ I ask that you would slow us down, and let us listen to the language of our hearts. Let us sense the quickening of our spirits, and realize that our souls have questions that only You can answer. Let us take on fewer tasks so that those we do tackle may be pleasing to You. It is not quantity that counts but quality, isn’t it? Help us make our time worth something — encouraging, caring, helpful, productive, at home with family and loved ones, at work with colleagues and associates, and with others encountered throughout the day. Let us make someone’s day brighter because our paths crossed. Help us reflect Your love and concern, trusting You to give us the words to say, when needed to brighten someone’s day. Let us not miss the opportunities that cross our path. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.


Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there. Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me—now let me rejoice. Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you. Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness. Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you. You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. Look with favor on Zion and help her; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit—with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.


Jesus says to you and me, ‘I want to share with you what I have achieved. I want to live in you. I want to share my risen life with you.’ How do we get it? We cannot buy it, cannot earn it, cannot work for it-no matter how hard we try. In fact the harder we try, the less likely we are of getting it, because the point is that it is a free gift! We can only accept it free! We can only receive it! We don’t get it by being good! We get it by grace, i.e. Jesus Christ living in us.

Cyril Brooks

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

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