Our Walk In Christ…

Manna For Today: Saturday, September 23, 2017

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

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 4:1I, 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 5:15See 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 2:6He 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: Friday, September 22, 2017

God doesn_t love us because we deserve it, He loves us because He chooses to.

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: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Manage your mind through God's Word.

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

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

Psalm 101:3I 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: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

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: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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!

Reach Out To Someone In Need Today!

Manna For Today: Monday, September 18, 2017

Today, let_s turn our attention away from ourselves and toward those God would bring to our attention and let_s do acts of Christian%

It is easy for us to become consumed with our own interests in a way that causes us to neglect our Christian humanity to others.

Might I suggest to you that helping someone in need can be helpful to you? Not only is the principle of sowing and reaping involved but God has wired us with the need to contribute constructively and in turn benefit from all the “feel-goods” that result.

The Bible is filled with encouragements toward our Christian duty to others.

Consider the following:

1. To be tilted in the direction of benevolence.

Isaiah 58:7Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?

• You will need someone to lean your way.

2. To be inclined to be helpful.

Acts 20:35…have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.

• “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not have lived in vain. If I can ease one life the aching or cool one pain or help one fainted Robin in his nest again, I shall not have lived in vain.”Emily Dickinson

3. To be willing to bear burdens.

Romans 15:1We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Galatians 6:2Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

• Compassion expressed lightens the load.

4. To be unhardened so that one can feel for the unfortunate.

Hebrews 13:3Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

I Peter 3:8Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.

Today, let’s turn our attention away from ourselves and toward those God would bring to our attention and let’s do acts of Christian humanity.

Always give God the glory! Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

What Problem?

Manna For Today: Sunday, September 17, 2017

the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking no

James 1:2-4My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Among the many discoveries we make as believers is that challenges in life are plentiful. God’s Word gives us the needed perspective in facing every one of them. He simply says to do it with joy. The reason for that is, He’s given your problem a job; it is to grow you in your faith. This produces perseverance, resulting in maturation that causes you to lack nothing.

So, what did you say the problem was?

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!