Good morning everyone. This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Regardless of what is going on around us, no matter what is written by those that are trying to get you to see things their way, I’m tired of all the background noise from people trying dispense evil and call it right and just. The one thing that keeps me moving forward is My relationship with God through Jesus. Everything else pales in comparison. So I ask this morning, how is your relationship?

Today’s Prayer

(This is personal today)

Dear Father in Heaven, my hope is in Your unfailing love. I acknowledge that You are the source of all that I am. You are the one who gives me the ability to work, plan, and execute. Help me to keep my mind on Your abilities, not my abilities. Please show me how to maintain this balance of Your abilities and desire to do for me and through me and the abilities that You have given me to use in work and ministry. I pray that, with Your guidance, I will use my abilities to the fullest at home, work, and play, and that You will get the glory for all the good that is done. Thank You in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Oneness and Peace in Christ

Ephesians 2:11-18

Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope. But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death. He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.

Quote of the Day

The habit of judging is so nearly incurable, and its cure is such an almost interminable process, that we must concentrate ourselves for a long while on keeping it in check, and this check is to be found in kind interpretations. We must come to esteem very lightly our sharp eye for evil, on which perhaps we once prided ourselves as cleverness. We must look at our talent for analysis of character as a dreadful possibility of huge uncharitableness. We are sure to continue to say clever things, so long as we continue to indulge in this analysis; and clever things are equally sure to be sharp and acid. We must grow to something higher, and something truer, than a quickness in detecting evil.

Frederick W. Faber





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

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