Christ Prayed For You!

Manna For Today: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Christ Prayed For You!

John 17:15“I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.”

Quiet yourself and hear Christ praying for you! Ask yourself one question, did God answer His prayer?

Peace and blessings!

The Power Of Words!

Manna For Today: Friday, August 26, 2016

The Power Of Words!3

Psalm 141:3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.

Ask God today to enable you to speak in a way that will build and bless people. Practice today being mindful of His presence and surrender your tongue to His authority.

Peace and Blessings!

We Are God’s Masterpiece!

Manna For Today: Thursday, August 25, 2016

You Are A Masterpiece!2

Ephesians 2:10For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

The word ‘masterpiece’ means an artist’s or a craftsman’s best piece of work. Paul speaks to us boldly in the text above reminding us that we are God’s masterpiece. He created us to do good things in our lives and the lives of others.

Be encouraged today, my friend, that God is mindful of every detail of your lives. He chose you and created you as a masterpiece.

Jeremiah 1:6Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Walk in this confidence today, knowing that all that you are becoming is in the mighty hands of our Craftsman.

Peace and Blessings!

Human Arrogance: The Enemy Of Growth And Progress

Manna For Today: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Human Arrogance- The Enemy Of Growth And Progress

Romans 12:3For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

God has a remedy for arrogance; it is called divine restraint. Consider the following example of the same:

1. It kept David from avenging himself.

I Samuel 25:39So when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept His servant from evil! For the LORD has returned the wickedness of Nabal on his own head.” And David sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife.

2. It kept Jabez in God’s favor and blessings.

I Chronicles 4:10And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

3. It has kept us in our everyday lives.

Psalm 19:13Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

4. It keeps our hearts and lips.

Psalm 141:3Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.

5. It keeps us from our enemies.

John 17:15I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

Pray today that God’s divine restraint will be active in your life to the end that your growth and progress is not negatively impacted.

Peace and blessings!

Contentment!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Contentment!

Hebrews 13:5Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He [God] Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

We must constantly check our motivation, particularly as it relates to acquisitions, to ensure we are not motivated by the ‘Jones.’ The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but you don’t know what the water bill is. There is nothing at all wrong with acquiring nice things and enjoying them.

There is something right about being contented with what you have; the emphasis on the ‘being’ part. God helps with that and is always with us. This we desperately need!

Peace and blessings!

Less Is More In God!

Manna For Today: Monday, August 22, 2016

Less Is More In God!

Proverbs 15:16Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure with trouble.

Practice gratitude today! Think of all the ways your loving, kind and generous Heavenly Father continues to bless you. Make gratefulness not just something you do but something you are.

BE GRATEFUL!! Share your gratitude to God with someone today!

Peace and blessings!