His Joy, My Strength!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The joy of the LORD is your strength.

Nehemiah 8:10Then He said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

The reason the enemy of our soul attacks our joy in God so viciously is that he knows our strength is connected to it. If he can sever our source, he can sabotage our future. Thank God, he can’t!

God has so uniquely integrated His joy with us that while we may not be experiencing it at any particular time just one turn of our faces to His generates enough joy for ourselves and all those who are around us. He makes us instant reservoirs of His joy.

So, go forward today! Eat well, give to those who are hungry, remember this is the day the Lord has made, push beyond grief and be filled with the unspeakable joy of God that is your strength.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Fear Not!

Manna For Today: Monday, December 11, 2017

God is your strength in weakness.

The Bible is replete with scriptures related to fear. “Fear not” or “do not be afraid” is in the Bible at least 365 times; that’s one for every day of the year. Fear is learned behavior and unlearning to think fearfully is the way we can defeat it in our lives.

Here are four reasons not to fear:

1. God is your shield and great reward.

Genesis 15:1After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

2. God has made provision in and for your famine season.

I Kings 17:13And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son.

3. God will supply His gracious resources in ‘more than enough’ quantity in answer to your needs.

II Kings 6:16So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

4. God is your strength in weakness.

Isaiah 41:10“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Meditate on these four realities and receive a blessed assurance today!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God’s Got Me!

Manna For Today: Sunday, December 10, 2017

He_s aware of every detail of my life. His provision is without fault and we have no need to worry; any fear is needless.

Philippians 4:12I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

What was the secret Paul discovered that gave him the depth of resource in such a diverse set of circumstances? It’s simple; just three words tell the entire story, “God’s got me.”

He’s aware of every detail of my life. His provision is without fault and we have no need to worry; any fear is needless.

Allow this to be your thought for today; say it aloud five times right now.

God’s Got Me!
God’s Got Me!
God’s Got Me!
God’s Got Me!
God’s Got Me!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Take Cover In Him!

Manna For Today: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Take cover my friend, you have a refuge in your God. There you will find comfort, relief, help and hope.

Psalm 91:4He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

Life is such that we often feel exposed. The stuff of life has a way of agitating its debris, sometimes to the point of obscuring our view. In every direction we see evidence of life’s challenges and it seems there is no end.

Take cover my friend, you have a refuge in your God. There you will find comfort, relief, help and hope. Take cover, find rest in the sweet repose He gives you!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

We Have Peace

Manna For Today: Friday, December 8, 2017

Peace for the believer is the result of what faith in Christ has appropriated. It_s ours for the taking.

Romans 5:1Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

Peace for the believer is the result of what faith in Christ has appropriated. It’s ours for the taking. The enemy of your soul doesn’t want you to know or believe that, that’s why he fights so hard to disturb your peace. For us it’s a choice; will you choose peace today or anxiety?

I’ve experienced them both and found peace to be the better of the two. They are both caused by the same thing; what I see. Choose peace today!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Here’s What You Do!

Manna For Today: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Incorporate these three things in your living strategy_1. Do what is right or just.• 2. Love kindness.3. Walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Incorporate these three things in your living strategy:

1. Do what is right or just.

Dr. King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

2. Love kindness.

Mark Twain said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

3. Walk humbly with your God.

C.S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

I Can…

Manna For Today: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

You can do all things through Christ_s strength.

Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

What an encouraging thought for all believers at all times! We “can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” What adds greater veracity to the application of this text in our lives is understanding the context in which Paul wrote it. It was one of the lowest points of his life. It would be there that the strength of Christ would be tested in Paul’s life and found to be efficacious in the worst case scenarios.

We too will find the full benefit of Christ’s strength in our deep moments of struggle. It is where “deep calls to deep” and the answer is always, “yes, you can, just trust Me; I’m with you and will never leave you.”

Remember my friend, He prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. So get up, wash your face and hands, then come to the table He’s prepared for you and feast on His divine cuisine. Taste the sweetness of His grace and mercy, the savory peace He’s prepared, the wonderful comfort, relief, help and hope, fresh out of the oven of His love.

I can almost smell it baking right now! Come, eat and be merry. You can do all things through Christ’s strength.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!