Stand On The Word 06-19-20

I awoke today with a song of praise in my heart. With today being two days before Father’s Day, I was blessed with the beginning of cards and phone calls from young men around the country, who’s lives God allowed me to be a small part of. They called like they do every year just to say happy Father’s Day to me and to thank me for the assistance I have given them over the years. Now that’s the power of God in full effect. So I say a early Happy Father’s Day to all the men reading this message who nurture young lives.

Today’s Prayer

Father, You are great and You are good! Beautiful, worshipful songs are in my thoughts right now. I’m just singing along about how great You are, my God. “How great, how great is my God!” “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee, How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art.” Thank You for the opportunities in my life to hear these and other inspirational songs. I love praising You. It brings joy and excitement to my heart. For You are worthy of love, praise, honor, and glory. Thank You for reaching out and reconciling me to You, blotting out my sin, saving my soul. You truly are great, good, and merciful. I love You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Learning To Stand As Christians Should

“Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. Exodus 14:13

As I was doing some reflecting on things that have taken place in the past few weeks that required me to stand my ground on the word of God. It also brought to mind times when things have gone wrong in situations where I felt the Lord had sent me to do a work or to help someone, my spirit was reminded of timing, God’s timing. The bible gives us a great lesson on this topic as it states that the Israelites had just left 400 years of slavery in Egypt. They had fled to the desert, but they had come to a dead end at the Red Sea. Word reached them that Pharaoh had changed his mind. He was sending his troops to recapture the Israelites. They cried out to their leader Moses, complaining that he had brought them that far only to die in the desert.

Learning when to move and when to stand is the greatest challenge for us as believers. We are trained for action. We are not trained to sit idly and wait. We are trained to solve problems, not wait for them to resolve themselves. However, God says there are times to wait. We are to wait until He says go. If we go before He says go, we likely will make our situation worse. If the Israelites had attempted to cross the Red Sea before it parted, they would have drowned. If they had fled north to try to avoid the Egyptians, God would not have moved in a miraculous way. God can’t work on our behalf if we continually try to solve our problem when He has instructed us to stand still. Standing still is sometimes the greatest action we can do, although it is the most difficult thing to do in the Christian walk. Stand still when He says stand and see the deliverance of the Lord.

Quote of the Day

Cultivate peace; be deaf to your too prolific imagination; its great activity not only injures the health of your body, but introduces aridity into your soul. You consume yourself to no purpose; peace and interior sweetness are destroyed by your restlessness. Think you God can speak in those soft and tender accents that melt the soul, in the midst of such a tumult as you excite by your incessant hurry of thought? Be quiet, and He will soon be heard. Indulge but a single scruple; to be scrupulously obedient.

Francois Fenelon






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

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