Our Thinking Shapes Our Lives

Manna For Today: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Proverbs 4:23Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.

We are thinking our lives into shape this very moment. If we rather a different outcome we must think different thoughts. Our lives really do take the shape our thought-lives provide. Don’t despair, instead rejoice in that you have an opportunity to start reshaping your life into the shape you would love it to have today; this very moment.

Let’s not complain or contemplate the very real or painful realities that we’re confronted with. Let’s be proactive and find in God’s Word what He thinks about our circumstances and practice thinking those thoughts. Start everyday with His thoughts and persist in maintaining them throughout the day.

Remember, you are loved by the greatest LOVE EVER!

Peace and blessings!

Become One With God

Manna For Today: Friday, March 27, 2020

Genesis 11:6And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.”

Unity requires like-thinking; like-thinking always includes cooperation, communication and imagination. What would happen if we set a goal of being one with God? If we would cooperate with Him, communicate with Him and imagine the possibilities available to us that He desires for our lives.

I can tell you what would happen; we’d be the best we could be in every aspect of our lives. Pray right now and ask God to guide you in setting and maintaining a goal of oneness with Him. Enjoy the journey!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Change Your Lens

Manna For Today: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hebrews 11: 1-3Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. 2 Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past. 3 It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen.

In life we can sometimes seem unable to see the things we hope for. Our marriage may not be where we want it to be; our children may be a challenge; health, finances, career and a host of other things just appear to be out of focus.

So what do we do? We change our lens! When things seem out of focus we change our lens. We look through the lens of faith and there we see things as they really are.

Our faith gives us the ability to see the unseen, to speak what has been unspoken and to possess the unpossessed.

Begin today with a faith focus and bring into view what has not been seen; declare what has not been declared in Jesus’ name.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Fix Your Thoughts Today!

Manna For Today: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Philippians 4:8Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Today, we fix our thoughts on what’s “admirable.” This means we give attention to that which is worthy of praise and adoration. Let’s focus on all that God has done in our lives and the lives of those around us.

Find opportunities today to see and embrace ways in which you can bring glory to God as you fix your thought on that which is admirable!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

We Have Divine Protection!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

It is almost inconceivable that we would not view our God as a God of war. In fact, the only way possible to think that way of Him is to have not read the Bible. The Bible is replete with examples of God warring and winning on behalf of His children.

What parent wouldn’t fight for their children in a number of ways; the Bible clearly establishes God as One who will fight for you.

1. He fights and we hold our peace.

Exodus 14:14The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

2. He goes before us and confuses our enemies.

Exodus 23:27I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

3. He gives us proper perspective and helps in our battles.

2 Chronicles 32:8With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles. And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

4. He causes our enemies to stop their pursuit of us.

Genesis 35:5And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

5. He places His Presence between us and our enemies and enables us to see what appears to be darkness to them.

Exodus 14:20 So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.

6. He sends His angels to protect us from that which devours.

Daniel 6:22My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Right Word At The Right Time!

Manna For Today: Monday, March 23, 2020

Proverbs 25:11-12A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. 12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Sometimes in life the need for the right word at the right time can be analogous to the need for water in dry desert. If you have not experienced this need yet, you will during your journey at some point; a word of encouragement after a failure, a word of hope after a diagnosis, a word of comfort after a loss or a word of wisdom when making tough decision.

Whatever the situation, that right word at the right time can have tremendous impact. It can be the difference between moving forward or giving up. How many destinies have been negatively impacted, if not lost, because of the lack of a simple word of encouragement during a down time!

On the other hand, think about the number of people who are walking in their destinies because someone gave a word of hope, comfort or wisdom just at the right time. We never know when we are the person at that time in someone’s life.

So what do we do?

We pray and ask God to give us a daily Word in season to whomever He has to cross our path. We ask also that He would season our words with His grace to the end that they accomplish His purpose in that person’s life.

A word I’d like to leave with you today in addition to Proverbs 25:11-12 [A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. 12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear] is Isaiah 41:10 [Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand].

Be encouraged in your King!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Being Present

Manna For Today: Sunday, March 22, 2020

God calls us to be present not just being there. When we are present, He is able to use us in extraordinary ways.

The lack of being present in our lives creates lost opportunity. Today, be present and allow God to use you.

1. Value before you add value.

II Thessalonians 1:3Dear brothers and sisters, we can’t help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing.

2. The daily disciplines of the right heart and words of worth.

Hebrews 3:13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.

3. Determine to aid someone in moving forward in Him today!

Hebrews 10:24Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

4. Be accounted for.

Hebrews 10:25And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!