Believe and Receive…

Manna For Today: Monday, September 28, 2020

Dear friend, there are numerous benefits available to us when we believe without wavering in our Heavenly Father.

1. Joy and peace

Romans 15:13I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

2. Salvation for me and my house

Acts 16:31They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”

3. A sense of well-being no matter what comes

Psalm 112:7They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.

4. Ability to not take sides but to take over

Mark 5:36 – But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”

5. God as my strength and shield

Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

6. Enables us to please God

Hebrews 11:6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek him.

7. A weapon protection plan

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

You Are Not Forgotten…

Manna For Today: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Matthew 10:30“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”

How can we believe that our God is omniscient and at the same time unaware of some detail of our lives? If indeed our Heavenly Father is all-knowing (and He is) and if He is concerned (and He is), we may often entertain fear needlessly.

Matthew 10:30 indicates a level of awareness and concern that is unprecedented. We love our children but have no idea of how many hairs are on their heads. When we are convinced of the love God has for us fear has to release its grip on our thinking.

Meditate on the following scriptures, commit them to memory and watch an awareness of God’s love for you grow.

Romans 8:37-39 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).

Romans 5:8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

The Lord Is…

Manna For Today: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and the One Who saves me. Whom should I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom should I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1 frames our meditation and thoughts for today.

Today the Lord is my:

• Sunlight

• Illumination

• Enlightenment

• Happiness

• Cheerfulness

• Liberty

• Deliverance

• Help

• Freedom

• Prosperity

There is no one that I need to fear!

Today the Lord also is my:

• Fortified place

• Defense

• Force

• Stronghold

Nothing can compare to Him or threaten me!

This is a good place to be. I must make this my way of living.

Memorize this verse today and meditate on these thoughts about the God in you!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Think About God’s Goodness

Manna For Today: Friday, September 25, 2020

Psalm 25:1-5 O LORD, I give my life to you. 2 I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. 3 No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. 4 Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. 5 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

This Psalm echoes the sentiment of all hearts who long for God and know the deep dark abyss of trouble. I appreciate that in its instruction to us, it begins with what we should always begin with; that is, giving ourselves to God.

What good purpose does our lives serve if they are not in the hands of God and at His service? Psalm 25:2 reveals another truth; we will not give our lives to God if we do not trust Him.

We have all felt the sting of disgrace and hear the cheers of some at our own peril. Yet Psalm 25:3 suggests that there is a sense in which our trust in our God elevates us above the possibility of disgrace and that the deceitful among us are the ones who will experience the same.

Psalm 25:4-5 shows us how to go forward in treacherous times. I need God to direct my steps to the “right path.” He alone can tell me which decision I should make and what position I should take.

His truth is my leader, therefore, I surrender to it. He is my master instructor and the horn of my salvation. That is all I need in every detail of my life.

Finally, He is the only reason I have an expectation of any good in my life. My constant friend is He; my refuge from what troubles me; my on time God!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Trust and Believe God!

Manna For Today: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Trust God and believe that He would do what He said for us in every channel of our lives.

In a world filled with chaos of every kind and News systems which bring the very worst of mankind into our home 24/7, it is difficult to avoid becoming callous or anxious while living in an environment of threats.

But the Bible says, in Romans 5:20, “Where sin abound, grace much more abounds.”

In II Corinthians 4, we learn from Paul that God has placed a treasure in our earthen vessels. This treasure is of great value because it enables us to successfully endure every manner of challenge we may encounter; be it hard pressure, crushing circumstances, perplexity, despair, persecution, rejection, beat downs, and even death [II Corinthians 4:7-9 ].

It is as it were our peacekeeper. Thank God the Bible says in Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.”

So what do we do to activate the treasure of God’s peacekeeping grace in our lives?

We simply trust God and believe that He would do what He said for us in every channel of our lives.

My friend, guard your heart with all diligence because out of it will flow the sustenance of life!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Our Walk In Christ…

Manna For Today: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

God has magnificently designed our Christian life and has graciously given us the pleasure of living it out.

It is important to note that it is not a sprint or a jog but a walk. Let’s go a little further together:

1. Walk with purpose.

Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.

• Consistency in our walk produces greater results.

2. Walk with gravity.

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise.

• Walk on land; Christ walked on water.

3. Walk in light of His light.

I John 1:7But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

• Illumination is invaluable moving forward.

4. Walk like Him.

I John 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

• He has given us an example that we can follow.

Today, stroll down the picturesque trails of God’s goodness and take in all He, through His precious Spirit, makes available.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God’s Love For Us…

Manna For Today: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Worship is our response to God’s love; a love that is the basis of our relationship with God.

This is a love that is everlasting according to Jeremiah 31:3 [The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you”].

It is a love that has no limitation. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” That is certainly a love that defies limits!

It is also a love that doesn’t keep score;  Romans 5:8[But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us].

It is a love that is merciful according to Ephesians 2:4 [But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us].

Can you imagine where we would be if God’s love kept score and had no mercy? But we can’t stop there because God’s love is beyond human’s comprehension.

Ephesians 3:17-19 says, “…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

God’s love for us is the result of His Divine choice according to Ephesians 1:5-6 [Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved].

Finally, God’s love is inseparable! Romans 8:38-39 says, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

My friend, how can we resist a love like that? Let’s choose not to, instead, let’s embrace it and receive His Love even when we think we don’t deserve it.

God doesn’t love us because we deserve it, He loves us because He chooses to.

Show God that you can love Him back by worshipping Him at every opportunity.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Manage Your Mind…

Manna For Today: Monday, September 21, 2020

Dear friend, no matter what confronts you today, manage your mind through God’s Word and watch Him work things out in your favor.

1. Don’t accept your thinking without proper vetting.

Jeremiah 17:9The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

II Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.

2. Protect your head from the enemy’s assault.

Psalm 101:3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.

3. Make learning a priority.

Proverbs 18:15Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge.

4. Allow God to change your thinking daily.

Romans 12:2Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

5. Dream big dreams and have a great vision.

Ephesians 3:20-21Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. 21 May he be given glory forever and ever through endless ages because of his master plan of salvation for the Church through Jesus Christ.

Practice these biblical principles to manage your mind and walk in the grace and favor of God.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

My Strength Comes From My God!

Manna For Today: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Psalm 46:1God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

As my refuge, God is:

• My comfort – I find great solace in Him.

• My relief – He lifts my burdens.

• My help – Nothing is too big or small for Him.

• My hope – My mind is set at peace knowing that God is working on my behalf.

Lord, you are the strength of my life. I can face any trouble with you!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Commit Today…

Manna For Today: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established.

Commitment can be the currency of success in many of the endeavors we embark upon. Countless wonderful ideas have died on the bed of lack of commitment or failure to commit. God models commitment from the beginning of the Bible to the end. Our Heavenly Father also gives us guidance on what we should commit to.

Consider the following scriptures:

1. I must commit my strategy to the Lord.

Psalm 37:5Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

2. I must commit my work to the Lord.

Proverbs 16:3Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established.

3. I must commit my heart to the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-8Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.

4. I must commit my faith to the Lord.

II Timothy 4:7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

5. I must commit my love to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!