Fear Not!

Manna For Today: Monday, August 12, 2019

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!

I will Rise!

Manna For Today: Sunday, August 11, 2019

II Corinthians 4:7-9But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 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…

I’m so glad that God chose to put the precious gift of the Spirit in our frail jars. It serves as a constant reminder of who He is and who we are not. The power is His and the victory is His, yet in ‘His-God-Like’ way, He uses those tools to enable us.

When we are afflicted in so many ways, crushed by life’s circumstances, confused, threatened by despair, wrongly mistreated or even struck down, in us is a superior response of God that pushes back to the end that, what should have or could have taken us out is unable to and we rise!

Tap into God’s glory today, my friend. Rise above whatever may be confronting you, speak those words inspired by none other than Him, “I will rise,” then do it. Get up, stand up and go forward in Him.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Christ’s Provision, Your Blessing!

Manna For Today: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Meditate today on what Christ has done for you!

1. The debt He paid.

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

2. The sacrifice He made.

John 15:13-14Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

3. The table He laid.

I Corinthians 11:23-26For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Think on these things and be eternally grateful.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Live Your Now!

Manna For Today: Friday, August 9, 2019

Matthew 6:34So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

The only time we really have is that second we call NOW! What we do with that is in our control. Choose to be present with God in the moments of your life.

That’s where real living begins. We can’t live a life of the past or future but we can live NOW!

Allow God to free you from concerns that rob you of your life by casting them all on Him. Get free and live your NOW!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Will Finish What He Started In You!

Manna For Today: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Philippians 1:6Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

This scripture reminds us that the good work being done in our lives was started by God, will be continued by God and will be finished by Him. It is God all the way, from beginning to end; growing, developing and enabling us.

Quiet yourself today and ask God to show the work going on in you now and how you can partner with Him in it.

When you discover God’s work and your opportunity for partnership, share it with someone.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Lord, I Give Myself To You…

Manna For Today: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Psalm 25:1-5LORD, I give myself to you; my God, I trust you. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies laugh at me. No one who trusts you will be disgraced, but those who sin without excuse will be disgraced. LORD, tell me your ways. Show me how to live. Guide me in your truth, and teach me, my God, my Savior. I trust you all day long.

Today, lift up your soul to your God, trust Him to come to your aid, ask Him to show you His way, to teach you His path and to enable you to walk in His truth! Wait patiently all day today on Him!

Ask God to show you someone who would be encouraged by this word and share it with them today!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Get Better Not Bitter

Manna For Today: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

David, in a season of major crisis, took specific steps to avoid getting bitter and assured that he got better. Consider the following principles for your own reference:

1. Be honest and confess your anguish.

I Samuel 30:4-6They wept until they could weep no more. David’s two wives, Ahinoam from Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal from Carmel, were among those captured. David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

• Don’t lie to yourself or others.

• The secrets we keep can trap us emotionally.

• Be self-revealing and not self-concealing.

2. Learn to encourage yourself in your God.

I Samuel 30:6David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

• Remember what God has done in your life.

• Review what God said and did in the Bible.

• Regard God as bigger than your problems.

• Repeat what God says.

• Relationship; spend time with God and courageous people.

3. Focus on God’s answers to your dilemma.

I Samuel 30:8Then David asked the LORD, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the LORD told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”

• Deepen through prayer and meditation.

Joshua 1:8Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

• Discern; listen to your spirit.

John 16:13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.

• Depend on God’s Word.

Psalm 19:10They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.

• Dismiss all unbelief in any form.

II Corinthians 6:14Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!