Go Forward Daily!

Manna For Today: Friday, August 18, 2017

Go Forward Daily!

Philippians 1:6Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Among the many things we learn in life is that confidence in the things and stuff of the world is not sustainable. What we are assured of in this scripture is that the work that Jesus has begun in us will endure to completion.

So what do we do?

We find a way to go forward everyday with the knowledge that God is working daily to accomplish His good work in us!

Ask Him today how you might partner with Him!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Is Working It Out…

Manna For Today: Thursday, August 17, 2017

God Is Working It Out...

Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.

Find God’s good in every experience you have by finding God’s purpose in each detail.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Press… No Matter What!

Manna For Today: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Press... No Matter What!

Philippians 3:12b – …but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Learning to press is a part of our Christian maturation. Most believers have many stories that include pressing to overcome any number of challenges life will offer us. Paul gives us insight to this growth process in the believer’s life by showing us what we press toward.

My press is to become what Christ intended me to become, which is more like Him. So no matter the circumstance, I find myself in my goal in that situation to be like Christ. Certainly Christ offers us an example and or instruction for what it means to be like Him in every detail of our lives.

Could there be an area in your life today that is in need of more Christ-likeness? Ask God to reveal that to you today and when He has, write down what you learn and share it with someone that may benefit from your discovery.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Is With You Always!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Among the many things I love about God is His ability to use every detail of my life in fulfillment of His Plan. You see, in the mind of the architect, the difficult parts have purpose too!

Every day of our lives begins with the favor of our Heavenly Father. When things happen in our lives that may be wonderful to us but generate negative response from others, it doesn’t mean that we are off point.

Some of the trouble we are going through are a necessary part of God’s Plan. Sometimes, down is going to be the way up for us; your failures and stumbles are as much a part of your development and growth as your successes. Sometimes they are more important than your successes.

I Peter 2:5 says, “And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.”

Friend, we must remind ourselves daily that no matter what it is, no matter how it feels, no matter how difficult the task, God is with us right now and always. When we allow God into the challenges of life, the result will be favor, success and prosperity. God will not waste one detail of our lives but will use them all for His Plan and our good.

Jeremiah 29:11“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Romans 8:28And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

It’s not that God causes it but I’m sure glad that He uses it. You can do the same thing, my friend; get determined right now to get blessed in your mess. Thank God we don’t have to be in a perfect situation to be blessed.

Today, reconnect with God in a new way and be mindful that He is at work in your life right now.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God’s Favor Is For Life!

Manna For Today: Monday, August 14, 2017

God's Favor Is For Life!

1 Peter 5:10In His kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation.

One’s emotional footprint can be a statement of how well we navigate turbulent waters. All too often we allow the emotions of a moment or season to define us, sometimes for life. Scripture indicates that God’s emotional footprint, as it relates to anger, is far outweighed by the footprint of love, favor, grace, mercy or forgiveness.

Psalm 30:5 speaks to this point: “For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

So how do we shrink our negative emotional footprint?

•We don’t allow short-term setbacks to blur long-term vision.

•We remain motivated even through tough times.

•We never ever give up.

•We learn from our mistakes and reference those lessons frequently.

•We don’t allow falls to turn into chronic fails.

Dear friend, know that you are making progress and are one step closer to your victory.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Cares!

Manna For Today: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Dear friend, no matter what you are going through right now, God can and will protect you.

Meditate on the following verses and be encouraged today.

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.

I Samuel 2:9He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail.

Hebrews 13:6So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

Proverbs 2:7-10He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path. When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul.

Psalm 16:8-9I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.

I am safe in Him because I’m protected by Him.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Exchange Your Weariness…

Manna For Today: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Exchange Your Weariness...

Matthew 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

This text reminds me of the sweet repose a child finds on the lap of a mom or dad. It’s just not a break from the interest or demand of the day, it’s a refuge (comfort, relief, help and hope). It is the kind of rejuvenation that can only come from divine inspiration.

If you are tired, weary or weighed down by the heaviness of your circumstances, go to your Heavenly Father now. He is waiting for you, ready to relieve your weariness and lift your burden.

Exchange your weariness for God’s rest today!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!