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Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. I thank God for all of you and praise Him that He has given us another day and another chance to move forward with this practice session for heaven. Today we will see what scripture says about life.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, the more time we spend with the Holy Spirit’s leading in reading Your words, the more we learn! Remind us of these insights we have gleaned — a Christian is a person who is dedicated to Your service, a special person in Your sight, whose calling is to leave this world a better place because of what You have led him or her to do. A Christian knows his or her heavenly Father, and he or she has forged a relationship with Him. A Christian knows who God the Father is, and he or she seeks to “enjoy Him forever!” He or she knows that the safest place to be is in the center of the Father’s will. … He or she seeks to discover the Father’s will and, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to be obedient to it. Help us as we try to live out these things that we are beginning to understand, for we are weak at times. Give us the strength to keep doing, that we may give You glory in all of our actions. In Your holy name we pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.


“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

The following message was sent to me by a Pastor friend of mine to spark spiritual thought on the subject of real life. I’m in turn sharing it with all of you for the same purpose:

Martin Luther was the mighty reformer. He led the Protestant Reformation and was a man of great faith. But Martin Luther, like some of us, was given to fits of despondency and depression. One day, Martin Luther, despite his great faith, became depressed. He got his eyes on the circumstances and the situation rather than on God. And there in his room, he was brooding. There in his room, he was in a state of melancholy. He was looking at his circumstances and the situation, and he wouldn’t come out. His wife’s name was Katharina. She tried to coax him out of the room, but he wouldn’t move.

So, one day she put on a black dress. She put on a black hat. She put a black veil over her face. She put black gloves on and came into that room. She was dressed for a funeral. He looked at her and asked, “Who has died?” She said, “Martin, haven’t you heard? God is dead.” He said, “That’s blasphemy!” She replied, “Yes. And it’s blasphemy for you to be living like He’s dead.”

In response to this experience, Luther wrote the well-known hymn, “A Mighty Fortress.” Some of the words include, “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; our helper he, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.” The hymn goes on to say, “Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing; were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing.” That man is Jesus. And we know all things work together for good, and God is the cause of it.

  • What kinds of things tempt you to take your focus off Jesus and put them on the world around you?
  • How do you typically respond in these situations?

Look up the hymn “A Mighty Fortress” today and listen to it two or three times, seeking to meditate on the truth of God’s good purposes in our lives.

Quote Of The Day

“My eyes are not on the density of the fog, but on the Living God that controls every circumstance of my life.” ~George Muller~





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

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