More God Focus 05-16-19

Today I’m sharing from a place of a failed test on my part and the lesson learned from failing the test but the grace of God guided me through with reminders to my spirit. Be blessed by this information.

Today’s Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, Today I want to pray for those people who minister to children: pastors, teachers, assistants, counselors, child care providers, parents…any who look after, care for, and provide spiritual nourishment and protection to young ones. I pray that You will anoint them with wisdom and knowledge, with a special touch for ministering to children. I pray that You will love children through them, that lives will be influenced for good and that souls will be brought into Your kingdom through children’s ministry. I thank You for people who have tender hearts and loving concern for the future of children. I pray for safety for them and for the children. Thank You in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Remaining Vertical With God

When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly. – 1 Peter 2:23

This message is coming from a place that I have just gotten out of not too long ago and I was prompted by the spirit to share with all of you. Have you ever been wrongfully accused? Oh how the need to defend yourself and justify your actions becomes so great. “What will people think if they believe these things are true?” we reason. Imagine what Jesus thought as they hurled insults and threats upon Him. The God of the universe had visited planet earth only to be slandered and accused of blasphemy.

Jesus could have done two things in response. He could have used His power to put the people in their place. He could have responded “horizontally.” He could have fixed the problem right then. However, He chose to respond in a different way. He chose to “entrust Himself to Him who judges justly.” It requires great faith to entrust ourselves to God in the midst of personal assault. However, if we can do this, we will discover a level of grace and wisdom that will be birthed from this experience that we never thought possible. We will discover a freedom in God we never knew before. Whenever we suffer for righteousness without seeking to protect our reputation and rights, we are placing our total faith in the one who can redeem us. This activates God’s grace in our lives and enables us to experience God’s presence like never before.

Ask God to give you the grace to stay vertical with Him. Avoid the temptation of responding horizontally each time some event comes into your life that you want to “fix.” Entrust yourself to the one who judges justly. It may be a divine appointment for your growth to another level in grace.

Quote of the Day

Many people dread death, and lament that they have not “dying grace.” Of course, they will not have dying grace when they are in good health, in the midst of life’s duties, with death far in advance. Why should they have it then? Grace for duty is what they need then, living grace; then dying grace when they come to die.






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

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