Keep Your Focus!

Manna For Today: Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Hebrews 12:2…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus.” Why? Because He alone is the author and perfecter of faith. Consider further what He endured to earn that title; the cross, shame and what about His current position?

Isn’t it wonderful to know someone in the highest of places! Keep your focus on where your help comes from; focus on Jesus. Call His name throughout your day and especially when your faith is being tested.

Jesus… Jesus… Jesus… Jesus… Jesus

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

End Your Faith Drought

Manna For Today: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

End Your Faith Drought

Romans 10:17Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

Whenever you find yourself in a season of faith drought or dryness, pour the Word of God on it until you see faith’s lush green vegetation once again appearing. Watch for the grass of hope and expectancy to appear. Watch the blooming flowers sprout up or the trees of God’s promises beginning to produce fruit. Flood your dry season with God’s power of life giving Word and enjoy the production that will result internally and externally for you.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Be Courageous Today!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Be Courageous Today!

Deuteronomy 31:6Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

The goodness of God cannot be measured, His mercy and grace have no boundary.

He encourages us to become what He enables us to be; ‘strong and courageous.’

He gives us a sense of freedom and well-being no matter who they are who threaten us; ‘do not be afraid or terrified because of them.’

He’s there with us when we need Him; ‘for the Lord your God goes with you.’

He doubles down on His commitment to us; ‘He will never leave you nor forsake you.’

How wonderful is our God! Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Plan With God!

Manna For Today: Monday, July 17, 2017

Plan With God!

James 4:13-16Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.

It’s a wonderful thing to make and have a plan but never do it without God. The Bible tells us that our lives are but a mist when compared to eternity; that’s very little time. Place an ‘if’ in the plans for your life and in doing so allow God to direct your plans via His purpose for your life.

When we fail to include God in our plans we suggest to Him and others we are in charge of our future. God refers to our empty boasting as evil. Involve God in your plans today and whatever He has told you to do, do it now!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Secure In His Authority

Manna For Today: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Secure In His Authority

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

We can find great assurance in the authority Christ declares is His in heaven and on earth if we are in fact in Him. In Him our perspectives must change to reflect our new status.

The Bible says in Colossians 3:2-3, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”

Our thoughts are on another level and our position is secure. What a blessing to be “hidden with Christ in God.” There is nothing that can get to you that He is not aware of and doesn’t have authority over. So as we face adversity, do so with this thought in mind, ‘my life is secured by His authority in heaven and on earth.’

I am His and He is mine; my comfort, my relief, my help and my hope! Thank you Father for all the ways in which you have secured me.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

The Good Shepherd

Manna For Today: Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Good Shepherd

John 10:11 – [Jesus speaking] “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”

Having been an equestrian enthusiast, I relate to this scripture from my experience of caring for my horses. The same can be said of those who have other types of animals for which they are responsible. The condition of the animal reflects the care given by the responsible party. I could walk from stall to stall and learn much about the owner of the animal.

The Bible’s reference to Christ as the “Good Shepherd” is not a part from the above mentioned observation. Christ cares for His sheep is beyond compare. David opens the famous 23rd Psalm with, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” He says, in essence, “I have everything I need because of His careful attention to the every detail of my life.”

He goes on to enumerate a number of benefits that result from the Good Shepherd’s care. Near the end of the Psalm, David places even his death under the management of his Shepherd. God is indeed our Good Shepherd, our Great Shepherd and our Chief Shepherd. Yield to His tender care today and embrace the new found freedom and confidence.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Favor For Life!

Manna For Today: Friday, July 14, 2017Favor For Life!

Psalm 30:5For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

His anger may be the result of any number of things including our failure. Thank God it last only for a moment. No matter what triggers His anger, turn to Him, not from Him. The reason we turn to Him is because we are promised a lifetime of His favor.

What a wonderful thought; favor from God cannot be exhausted. We may cry sometimes through the night because we are not exempt from problems but the problems and the tears will not last. They hurt, stress us, tempt us to fear and bring us to our knees but that’s the place when we realize that joy is soon to follow.

After the shock and after-shock there will be joy. Your morning is coming so don’t give up. Keep moving forward remembering His favor is greater than His anger.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!