(CLICK THE PICTURE) Good morning everyone. Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, yes He is good. Are you like me and it seems that you are being taught a stern lesson by the Lord? Remember this; a father corrects his children when they do something wrong. Enjoy the meal.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I once heard a grandfather pointing out to his grandchild a tiny bird singing its heart out, not knowing they were there. He asked, “Could you sing in the rain if no one heard you but God?” Oh Lord, the answer to that question is a test of our faith and love, isn’t it? When the going gets rough, can we be counted on to stand for You, to sing Your praises even then? We each have to answer that question in your presence this day. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Gods Discipline Proves His Love
Hebrews 12:1-13

1 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 hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterward. Now he is seated in the place of highest honor beside God’s throne in heaven. 3 Think about all he endured when sinful people did such terrible things to him, so that you don’t become weary and give up. 4 After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin.

5 And have you entirely forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you, his children? He said, “My child, don’t ignore it when the Lord disciplines you, and don’t be discouraged when he corrects you. 6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes those he accepts as his children.” 7 As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Whoever heard of a child who was never disciplined? 8 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 after all. 9 Since we respect our earthly fathers who disciplined us, should we not all the more cheerfully submit to the discipline of our heavenly Father and live forever? 10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always right and good for us because it means we will share in his holiness. 11 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening–it is painful! But afterward there will be a quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. 12 So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. 13 Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong.

Quote of the Day

If I had my choice in selecting teachers for any activity of a local church, I would not first seek those who have the greatest academic credentials. I would seek a person who is open and responsive, who loves Jesus Christ, and who is growing.

Larry Richards

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

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