Love One Another 01-08-20

Good day everyone and rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. As I sit here this morning I think about the people that receive this message everyday. My hope is that each of you is passing it along to at least one person in order to spread the good news. Let the message of the day bless you real good.

Today’s Prayer

Father, forgive us all for letting our pride in our nation’s achievements, our economic problems and our material possessions cloud our thinking. Help us not to be too quick to discard all of the wisdom of former leaders and concerned citizens. Forgive us for our arrogance. Let us consider these words of William Penn: “All men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants!” And also those of President Woodrow Wilson: “The sum of the whole matter is this – that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it can be redeemed spiritually. Only then can discontent be driven out and all of the shadows lifted from the road ahead.” Oh Lord, help us to learn from those before us who have accepted You and tried to live out Your will in their lives. Help us to want that as well, for ourselves and our children, and for all citizens of our nation. We pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Loving One Another

1 John 4:7-21 

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God–for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. All who proclaim that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in him. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we are like Christ here in this world. Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment, and this shows that his love has not been perfected in us. We love each other as a result of his loving us first. If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we have not seen? And God himself has commanded that we must love not only him but our Christian brothers and sisters, too.

Quote of the Day

The stars are God’s fingerprints. The sun is a mere smidgen of his radiance. The moon is to remind us that he doesn’t sleep at night. The vastness of space proclaims the infinity of his wisdom, while the sand pebble indicates his thoroughness with the puniest details. The lion hints at his fearlessness, the bear at his power, the hawk at his keen insight. And yet, those possess only a tidbit of God’s omnipotence and omnipresence. Every tree points toward heaven; every bird has a song to sing; even every moment of wind goes in some direction. There is nothing chaotic about our beautiful designed world. All creation has a message to tell. It says, “Listen, there is a God. There is a God!”

Brent D. Earles





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

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