Good morning everyone. I feel real good in my sanctified soul today. I’m breathing and standing when others were not able to do these things we take for granted. I’m sharing with you something you may already know but it’s a different revelation for me this morning. First we will pray.

Today’s Prayer 

Father, People must work to live. Sometimes, we may feel like we’re not where we really should be. Other times we have a secure and sure feeling that we are where You want us. I pray that You will help each person make the best of where they are right now. Show us how best to work and minister and do Your will in the place we stand. And God, please give us the desires of Your heart for each of us. May our desires be one with Your desires for us. Thank You for guiding, directing, opening doors, blessing, and keeping us. And if anyone participating in this time with You is not where You want them, speak to their hearts and open the doors for change. Thank You precious and loving Father, In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Hearing God’s Voice

Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. – 1 Samuel 3:7

The bible tells us that Samuel was born to Hannah, a woman who had a deep commitment to God. She was barren, but she cried out to God for a son. The Lord gave her Samuel, whom she completely gave to the Lord for His service. After weaning him, she took him to the house of the Lord to be reared by the priests. The bible also makes it clear that Eli was the priest of Israel, but he was not a godly leader. He had allowed all kinds of corruption, including the sins of his sons, in God’s house. God was not pleased with Eli and later judged him and his household.

Samuel grew up in the temple serving God. He also grew up seeing the hypocrisy of Eli’s household, yet this didn’t change the young man. God was with him. We learn that even though young Samuel had a belief in God, he had not yet experienced a personal relationship with Him. God called to Samuel three times, but Samuel thought it was Eli, the priest, calling him. Finally, Eli told him to say, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:9). That’s what Samuel did, and God began telling Samuel important things to come.

Many of us grow up in religious environments. We go to church every week. We have a head knowledge of God, but some of us don’t have a heart knowledge of Him. What I mean by that is some of us don’t recognize God’s voice in our lives. There comes a time when we must recognize God’s voice for ourselves. God doesn’t want us to have a religion; He wants us to have a two-way relationship with Him. Samuel was never the same after this encounter. He would know God’s voice and would respond to Him in obedience.

Do you know God’s voice?

Can you recognize it when He speaks even when he speaks to you through someone else?

In order to hear God’s voice, you must be clean before Him and listen. Listen to God’s voice today and follow His plans for you.

Quote of the Day

Beware, I pray thee, of presuming that thou art saved. If thy heart be renewed, if thou shalt hate the things that thou didst once love, and love the things that thou didst once hate; if thou hast really repented; if there be a thorough change of mind in thee; if thou be born again, then hast thou reason to rejoice: but if there be no vital change, no inward godliness; if there be no love to God, no prayer, no work of the Holy Spirit, then thy saying “I am saved” is but thine own assertion, and it may delude, but it will not deliver thee.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon






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

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