Hungering for God 02-06-20

Good morning and praise the Lord for another day and another chance to keep on the path that leads to Him. Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, yes He is good. Do you have a strong desire to be close to God this morning?

Today’s Prayer

(This is not just a prayer but also my testimony)

Father, “I asked for riches, that I might be happy; I was given shortage that I might be wise.” As I was forced to deal with the situation in which I found myself, I realize that I have often learned more in poverty, how to relate to more people in need, both physically and spiritually, than I would have if I only associated with wealthy friends. When I suffered unemployment, lack of funds, worry and illness, it was then that I realized that I needed Your help. I needed Your strength, Your encouragement, and the prayers of Christian friends. Through these setbacks, I’m learning to feel another’s suffering and pain. Oh Lord, in my hardship, You have been my Rock. Help me to encourage others in their times of need, and to share what I have learned, that You are indeed sufficient in times of trouble! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Hungering for God

God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Psalms 53:2 – Acts 21:11-12

I was in a conversation with a friend of mine a while back and I invited him to attend a prayer vigil with me to seek direction for our church home. “I really don’t understand why I should come to this. How can I really benefit?” was his response. At that moment, I realized that I was wasting my time with this man on whom I had invested much throughout his Christian walk. He was often like a roller coaster-up one minute, down the next.

“You simply aren’t hungry enough,” I commented to my friend.

Whenever someone must always rationalize and examine whether the things of God are beneficial to them, you know that they are not hungry enough for God. I recall one time when I was in a difficult place. I received an audiotape from a man who gave me some insights into my problem. I was hungry enough to drive to a city 500 miles away just to meet him and find out more. At that time my finances were at a very low point, so it took some real faith to do this. That meeting turned out to be a divine appointment and became a turning point in my life.

God is looking for men and women who hunger to know Him. When we believe that we know all we need to know, we are in a dangerous place. God has placed men and women in the Body of Christ who have had different experiences and gifts that can be helpful in our own spiritual pilgrimages. It requires humility of heart to realize that we can learn from others. We can easily rationalize our business pressures and time commitments to discount such opportunities.

Quote of the Day

To worship God in truth is to recognize Him for being who He is, and to recognize ourselves for what we are.

Brother Lawrence





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

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  1. Kelly Bowen

    As always, I enjoyed it. I agree that living poor for lack of better words can open your eyes. God makes no mistakes. I’ve been a lot of things, poor, a drug user and because of that, I can not judge. When I see someone hurting and confused I must reach out. My mom used to say there before the grace of God go I. It makes so much more sense to me now. Even when people say no. You can’t help them. I must try. That used to be me and just a kind word really goes a long way. Yes sir I am hungry. Thank you for the meal. God bless.


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