(CLICK THE PICTURE) Good morning and praise the Lord for another day. What a friend we have in Jesus. It is so wonderful to think that He calls us His Friends. We need to really put some deep thought to what it means to be a friend.

Today’s Prayer

“Jesus loves the little children; all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

Father, what a special song that I remember from a ways back in time. Yes, I know that Jesus loves ALL the children of the world. He loves all mankind, though He hates our sin. I pray that every child will have the opportunity to learn of Your love and come to know Jesus as their Savior. I pray that Your people will show Your love by not being intolerant of different races of people. We were created in Your image, by Your hands and Your breath. Every person is special and has a purpose. Help us to understand our purpose and do Your will today and every day. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Overcoming All Odds

…”Because you have prayed to Me….” – Isaiah 37:21

Here I am again in my journey through the Old Testament, gaining a new revelation. I was thinking about times in my life when I was backed into a corner and my prayers and the prayers of others brought me out. On this journey I rediscovered the story of King Hezekiah. The bible tells us that King Hezekiah was one of Israel’s greatest Godly kings. One of the greatest challenges to his reign came when the king of Assyria threatened to attack Israel and wipe them out. The Assyrians were the local bullies of the region and had wiped out all other enemies in their region. They mocked the idea of Israel having a God who could save them.

Do not let Hezekiah deceive you. He cannot deliver you! Do not let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the Lord when he says, “The Lord will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria” (Isaiah 36:14b-15).

The world is full of “Assyrian kings” who mock the idea of a living God who delivers. Without God’s help, Israel would not overcome. Their backs were against the wall. They would be destroyed. Hezekiah saved Israel because of one act. He prayed; and because he prayed, God moved on his behalf. In fact, God moved so powerfully that Hezekiah didn’t even have to fight the battle.

Then the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning, there were all the dead bodies! (Isaiah 37:36)

The king of Assyria was even murdered by his own sons. Imagine seeing your enemy totally destroyed without one hand raised in battle!

God wants to act on behalf of His children if they will call on Him. One of the motives Hezekiah had in seeking God’s help was “so that all kingdoms on earth may know that You alone, O Lord, are God” (Isaiah 37:20).

This is what happened; God was glorified. God wants to let the world know that He is a living God. He can deliver. Seek Him today for the crisis in your life. Keep your motives pure and God will surely answer.

Quote of the Day

The church is never a place, but always a people; never a fold but always a flock; never a building but always a believing assembly. The church is you who pray, not where you pray.


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

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