live as citizens of Heaven 10-31-17

Good morning everyone. As I was sitting and waiting for the inspiration to come to me for today’s message, a song I learned in church when I was a small child dropped into my spirit. The refrain of the song is: “yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me, the bible tells me so.” My question today is, what has the bible told you lately?

Today’s Prayer

Father, You never said that life would be easy, but You did say that if we would believe in You, and commit our ways to Your way, that we could trust You, and that Your will would never take us beyond where Your grace could sustain us! Help us realize that You loved us enough to send Your Son, both as an example and as a sacrifice for our sins. Open our eyes to see that today, when we take a stand with You and find society often quick to criticize and put us down, that it is then that we discover Your strength! Just as You told Your apostle Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in [your] weakness.” … Forgive us Lord, for doubting that You care. Thank You Your Holy Spirit’s communication line, just as Jesus promised. Help us to always keep the line open, not just in times of need, but to continually praise You and thank You for Your care and Your blessings. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Live as Citizens of Heaven

Philippians 1:27-30

27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.

28 Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.

29 For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him.

30 We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

Quote of the Day

Let us learn this lesson from Nehemiah: you never lighten the load unless first you have felt the pressure in your own soul. You are never used of God to bring blessing until God has opened your eyes and made you see things as they are.

Alan Redpath





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

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