Good morning everyone and thank God for another day and another chance to move forward with the word. There is a sense of something in my spirit today that leans me toward repentance so I spent a few minutes doing just that. In doing so I got the inspiration for the message this morning. The Lord has really put Simon Peter in my spirit a lot in the past few days So get ready. I see myself and the way I used to operate in some parts of this message.

Today’s Prayer

Father, Today, I pray for all single parents who are raising children by themselves, that the power of the Holy Spirit and the Blood of Jesus will fall upon their children. I pray for the daily walk and life of the children, that they will be delivered from evil spirits and set free from the world; that they will feel your power upon them today and that the parents will see miracles today. I pray for the single parents who are fighting for child support of the absent parent, that they will have favor in the people, courts, and the absent parent. I pray that You will work in the hearts of both parents, that the needs of the children will be met. God, be the mother or father that they may lack and provide Your love, peace, and comfort in their lives. In the name of Jesus I pray and give You thanks. Amen.

Let’s eat.

Power of Repentance

“When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!‘” (Luke 5:8-9).

The following question may make a lot of you reading this message uncomfortable as it should. Are you playing Christianity or are you having an encounter daily with the living Christ? In the book of Luke the bible tells us that Peter was going about his work-day trying to earn a day’s wage in his fishing business. Jesus showed up on the shoreline after they’d had a bad day. They had caught no fish.

Jesus asked to use his boat by casting off the shoreline in order to teach the people. After Jesus used Peter’s business for His purposes, He turned to Peter and suggested he throw his nets out again. Peter, somewhat reluctant and argumentative, said in his hallmark attitude, “Been there, done that Master … you don’t know what you’re talking about.” (my paraphrase). How many times do you and I do the same thing? “Jesus doesn’t care about my work life. He only cares about the orphans and the poor,” we say to ourselves.

When Peter’s nets are filled with fish—a strange awareness comes over him. “When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!'” Peter was overwhelmed at the personal love and power that was directed specifically at his need at the moment—his ailing business. It was more than he could handle. “God even cares about the condition of my business,” Peter must have thought.

Whenever we move from playing Christianity to having a genuine encounter with the living Christ, we are confronted with our own humanity and sin compared to the unmerited love and power of Jesus Christ that is personally directed to us. It should bring us to our knees. It is an awesome experience to transition from religion to relationship. Life is never the same when you have a personal encounter with our Savior.

How about you? Do you need a personal encounter with Jesus today? Ask Him to reveal His power in your work today.

Quote of the Day

Every time a thought of superiority or vanity moves you, examine your conscience to see if you have kept all the commandments.







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

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