Understanding Who God Is…

Manna For Today: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Friend, if no one else in life ever chooses you, if you are a believer, you have been chosen by Jesus Christ, Himself.

Living in the blessings and benefits of God requires us to understand His role versus our own role in our lives. Another way of saying this is, understanding who He is must coexist with understanding who I am not. When David says in Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd,” he lifts up these two ideas.

Note the following implications:

As my Shepherd:
• He is in control; I am not.
• He is Lord and Master; I am not.
• He is the Supplier of all my needs; I am not.
• He is the good, great and chief Shepherd; I am not.
• He is in charge of my care and keeping; I am not.
• He is the Executor of my life and death; I am not.

My care and keeping are corollary to the resources of my Caretaker. Understanding who I am not enables me to embrace who God is and positions me to live in His blessings and benefits.

Say out loud with the above in mind, “The Lord is my Shepherd.”

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Allow God’s Light To Dispel Your Darkness

Manna For Today: Saturday, May 19, 2018

My heart is open and welcomes Christ_s peace. I hear and respond to His call to peace with great gratitude.222

Psalm 27:1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Light is always luminescent, protective and energizing; because of it we are able to see and be more than we would in the darkness of fear. It is the light of God’s presence that causes David to walk in courage in Psalm 23, where he reports a capacity to ‘fear no evil’ because of an awareness of God’s presence.

Today, practice an awareness of God’s presence especially in moments where you are tempted to fear people.

Memorize Psalm 27:1 and rehearse it at those times. Say it out of your mouth, under your breath or in your heart if you need to. Watch the light of our Lord dispel all fears in your life.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Come And Rest

Manna For Today: Friday, May 18, 2018

The peace we enjoy is the peace God has given us.22

Matthew 11:28-30“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

What a wonderful invitation! When Jesus invites you to come to Him, nothing but good can result from that if we go. So the question becomes, who do we go to when we are exhausted or weighed down with the stuff of our lives?

Take a moment right now to determine where your default is; has it shifted to strategies of your past, convenience or that which pushes you further in the wrong direction? Reset it right now to Christ and accept His invitation to come. Come hurting, weak, struggling, beat down, broken, confused or depressed. If you want rest He is your resource.

Go now, He’s waiting and willing. You may have made mistakes but He will never see you as a mistake!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Faith That Inspires!

Manna For Today: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Be Alert to opportunities God gives you to connect with people.2

James 2:17So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

Omnipresence is a state of being everywhere. Unlike God, we are unable to be everywhere at once but what we can do is go as He leads us through our faith. It is impossible to be a believer and not be compelled to do something for the cause of Christ.

Keep it simple, my friend. You don’t get extra points with God for extra-complicated tasks. During the course of your everyday life with God, listen to Him talk to you about the needs of people around you and how you can be legs to His love for them. Let Him speak to you about elderly people in your neighborhood who would enjoy a visit, a homeless person who would appreciate your attention and resource, giving a ride to someone without transportation or a utility bill to be paid.

If you listen, God is always speaking in ways He can show people He loves them through us. Listen intently then go where He leads you. This is not an event, it’s the way He wants us to live the life He gave us.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Your Victory Is Sure…

Manna For Today: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

every action of the enemy in our lives there is a more powerful reaction of God designed to ensure our victory in every detail of

II Corinthians 4:8-9 – We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…

My friend, this scripture assures us that for every action of the enemy in our lives there is a more powerful reaction of God designed to ensure our victory in every detail of our lives.

Walk in this confidence today; don’t be distracted by what you feel or see, instead, see yourself coming out with praises of thanksgiving.

Philippians 1:6Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Be Strong And Courageous Today!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joshua 1:9 – [God speaking] This is My command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

What a great benefit to live life in the assurance of God’s presence, power and provision!

Today, hear God calling you once again (He never gets tired) to a place of courage or strength and be strong and have courage. You can do it because He said you can!

Command fear and discouragement to leave you today and invite the peace of God in.

Today, know that wherever you go your awesome God is with you!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Is With You Today!

Manna For Today: Monday, May 14, 2018

Isaiah 43

Isaiah 43:2When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

Wake up; God has you!

Genesis 28:15-16“What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you.” Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!”

No need for panic; God will not fail you!

Deuteronomy 31:6So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

Meditate on these concepts and corresponding scriptures today and know that you are never alone!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!