As I was sitting and thinking of the direction my life is going at the present time, I know I am not straying from the path that God wants me to follow because I don’t want to make a move without Him. I thought about the task that Moses had in leading the people through the wilderness and decided that it would be a good topic for the meal today.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Father in Heaven, I am so moved by the realization that there are people, babies through adults, whose parents abandoned them or who have lost their parents for one reason or another, maybe prison or death has taken them. I pray for a comfort, peace, love, and presence that only YOU can provide them. I pray that YOU will fill that void they have in their hearts and homes. I pray that someone will go and tell them, even more SHOW them your love, and that they will be complete. Please heal their hearts and let them know that they are precious. They are not castaways. They have value in your sight and in this world. Please send devoted Christian friends to surround them and encourage them, and great Christian leaders to guide them. Please meet their every need–spiritual, emotional, and physical. I pray that each one will recognize their special place in the world and your divine purpose for their life. May your blessings abound as they look to you, our Father and Maker. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Unless the Lord Goes With Us

Then Moses said to him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” – Exodus 33:15

    The bible tells us that Moses was in the middle of his journey through the wilderness, leading the people of Israel out of Egypt. The people had just sinned by worshiping the golden calf. Moses interceded for them and God spared them their lives. Moses then talked one on one with the Lord. He knew he couldn’t lead this stubborn group of people without God’s presence. He had come to realize that without God’s presence, he could not do anything.

How will anyone know that You are pleased with me and with Your people unless You go with us? What else will distinguish me and Your people from all the other people on the face of the earth? (Exodus 33:16)

    Moses didn’t want to move farther without the assurance that God was moving with him. He knew it was a life-and-death situation. He sought the Lord with his whole heart on this one matter.

    What I’m about to say next is so very important for all of us that call ourselves children of God. If we are to be effective in anything we do for the Lord, the Lord must be in the midst of it. Unless the Lord’s power is seen among us, we will be just another person who has religion. Unless we manifest His life to others, they will see only good behavior.

    Moving out in presumption will end in failure and frustration. Ask the Lord today to assure you of His presence and power in your activities. Then you will be assured that you will be distinguished among all the other people on the face of the earth.

Quote of the Day

My dear Jesus, my Savoir, is so deeply written in my heart, that I feel confident, that if my heart were to be cut open and chopped to pieces, the name of Jesus would be found written on every piece. ~Ignatius~





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

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