Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good yes He is good and He is worthy of all our praise. As I sit here the enemy is trying to distract me with knee and shoulder pain but he can’t stop the word from going forth.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You for the privilege of being able to commune with You through prayer. Thank You for speaking to me through Your Word and teaching me through life’s circumstances. Thank you for the beautiful birds that sing such a lovely song, for the sun that shines, for the rain that cools and replenishes the thirsty earth…and provides water for us to drink. I pray for those in lands where there is famine or flood or war; that You would balance the weather and provide their needs. Please reveal Your power, Your love, Your presence to them in a mighty way; that they would know that You are God. With love and happiness that comes from the peace You give, Lord. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

The Real Deal

“Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.” Genesis 32:25

Did you know God likes broken things? People throw broken things away, but God rarely uses anything until He first breaks it. David said in the Psalms: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart—these, O God, You will not despise” (Psalm 51:17). Some people are not being used by God because they’ve never been broken. If God breaks you and you become broken bread and poured out wine, He will use you. God took a little boy’s lunch and broke it and fed the multitudes. Mary took an alabaster box of ointment and broke it and lavished her love upon the Lord Jesus Christ. The prophet Jeremiah said: “Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns” (Jeremiah 4:3). You’ll never have the crop you ought to until you put the plow in, until the old clods are broken. Even the Lord Jesus Christ took the bread at the last supper and said: “This is My body which is broken for you.” People throw broken things away. God uses broken things for His glory.

  • What are the “broken things” in your story?
  • How have you seen God use even what is broken in your life?

Please share the way God has redeemed broken parts of your life with another person this week.

Quote of the Day

Motion and busyness, no matter how great, yield nothing unless we allow God to give us the heart. ~Grant Lovejoy~





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

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