Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good yes he is good and He is worthy of all the praise that we can give plus more. The question of the day is, what will you do to grow your relationship with God today?


Today’s Prayer

Father, You never promised that life would be easy, or that patience in parenting would be a “natural.” In fact, You never implied that parents and their offspring would always live in harmony, did You?  But You did promise to be with us and to hear our prayers. Teach us, Lord, to pray together daily, both as a family and separately. Help us each to learn to start the day with prayer, to seek Your guidance, and to sense Your leading, for fear that we run ahead of You, and bring on our own problems. Each day, let us find some blessings to count. Open our eyes to sense Your protection and care. Then when we gather together at night as a family, let us share our experiences of the day, and the many evidences of Your care and kindness. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ holy name we pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.


Living for a Cause Greater Than Yourself

He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done. – Proverbs 19:17

The lord has equipped each of us with gifts to be shared with others. Some of us share those gifts freely with others that are less fortunate than we are but there are others that hoard their material and spiritual gifts.

My life started with the lesson of sharing what I had with others at a very young age. We lived on a farm and no one really had anything other than what they grew from the ground or from animals that they raised. If your neighbor had a need we were taught to share what we had in order to help meet that need. It seemed like the more we shared the more we had. Sharing is a Kingdom principal. Here are other scriptures that let you know how the Lord feels about helping the poor:

Exodus 23:6 

 “In a lawsuit, you must not deny justice to the poor.

Exodus 23:11 

but let the land be renewed and lie uncultivated during the seventh year. Then let the poor among you harvest whatever grows on its own. Leave the rest for wild animals to eat. The same applies to your vineyards and olive groves.

Leviticus 19:10 

It is the same with your grape crop—do not strip every last bunch of grapes from the vines, and do not pick up the grapes that fall to the ground. Leave them for the poor and the foreigners living among you. I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 15:10 

Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

God has called each of us to live for a cause greater than ourselves. If God asked you what you had done for the poor, what would you say? Jesus had a special place in His heart for the poor. Ask God how you might use your gifts and talents to improve the plight of the poor in your community.

Quote of the Day

The sovereign God wants to be loved for Himself and honored for Himself, but that is only part of what He wants. The other part is that He wants us to know that when we have Him we have everything – we have all the rest. ~A. W. Tozer~





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

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