Good day everyone. First of all let’s give honor to the father for another day. I would also like to wish my brother Paul Carruthers a Happy Birthday. Today I am going to share with all of you something that has had me on my knees asking for forgiveness. May this meal do something to move you forward in your relationship with God.

Today’s Prayer

Father, Thank You for Your light, Your warm and loving touch, Your guidance. Thank You for the beautiful seasons. I love to see the bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds of summer; the crisp air and beautiful colors of fall; the solitude and beauty of winter’s chill; and the warmth and new life of spring. Lord, please carry me through the seasons of life. Please give me cheer in the sad and lonely times; give me hope when things seem hopeless; give me strength when I’m weak; give me grace as I move through the seasons of life and challenges of aging. I am thankful for the blessings You have bestowed upon me and for how You have always been there to pick me up, help me along, and send encouragement my way. Thank you. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Paul’s Personal Mission Statement

I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11 – Acts 21:11-12

In my study of this scripture above and looking into the depths of it, I came to the conclusion that Paul understood his personal mission, which should be the personal mission of every believer in Jesus Christ. It is the one summary statement that best describes the purpose of our existence on earth and the goal of our Christian experience. It can be reduced to three important characteristics;

To know Christ;

To know and experience His power;

To identify with His sufferings.

All that flows from these three objectives becomes a by-product. Salvation is a by-product. Miracles are a by-product. Christ likeness is a by-product. Paul’s focus was on relationship. He understood that the deeper the relationship, the more power he would experience. He also understood that as he grew in this relationship, there would be suffering. Whenever the Kingdom of Light confronts the kingdom of darkness, there is a battle, and this often results in casualties. Christ confronted these earthly kingdoms and suffered for it. If we are living at this level of obedience, we, too, will face similar battles; it simply comes with the territory.

Does this sound like your personal mission statement? Is your focus in life centered on knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection? If not, press into Him today in order to begin experiencing Christ more intimately.

Put It On Your To-Do List.

Quote of the Day

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.

Henry Ward Beecher





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

2 CommentsAdd Yours

  1. Joe Tschappat

    Thank you for your writings.

    • Glenn Sterrett

      You’re welcome.

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