God Is Working In You…

Manna For Today: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

please

Philippians 2:13For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

What a wonderful and passionate Heavenly Father! His desire to aid our success is so great that He employs Himself to work in and for us to the end that His desire becomes our desire, His power becomes our power and His purpose becomes our purpose.

Pleasing God must be the end goal of every believer. Ask Him to reveal to you today His desire, power and purpose for you. Write down what He reveals, share it with someone and get busy practicing it.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

When Your Faith Is Tested…

Manna For Today: Monday, July 16, 2018

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James 1:3-4For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

Growth is God’s goal for His children and He uses everything in our lives to accomplish His goal, including struggles. Tested faith is the womb of growth that is sustainable. As you, through Him, endure the difficulties we find ourselves confronted with, your getting through is producing a better you; a stronger and ‘ready for everything’ you.

Pray now and ask God to give you what He promised; I Corinthians 10:13 [No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it].

No matter what you are facing, God has already provided you with a way out. Say it with me, “I’m coming out in Jesus’ name.” Repeat that every time the enemy tempts you to think differently and begin to rejoice for your miracle.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God’s Grace Abounds…

Manna For Today: Sunday, July 15, 2018

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II Corinthians 9:8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

Note God’s ability in this text; He is “able to make all grace abound to you.” “All grace” includes the grace you need right now. This unmerited favor of God is available to all who would trust and depend on Him.

Lay every concern at the cross and let God’s grace envelope you and yours today! Thank Him for the many ways in which He loves and cares for you!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Delights In You!

Manna For Today: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Delight

Zephaniah 3:17“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

The value and impact of a song is determined largely by the one singing. The text opens with His resume, “The Lord your God is with you…” That’s beyond great company but it doesn’t stop there. “…the Mighty Warrior who saves.” It’s getting better all the time.

A part of what is detailed is His thought or feeling about us; “He will take delight in you.” God takes delight in us! What a wonderful thought to think! The text goes on to reveal His mercy and grace shown to us. “In His love He will no longer rebuke you.”

What a needed reprieve in a season of struggle. Now His song – hear Him today singing songs of love and triumph over you. Listen intently and experience the power, delight and loving kindness of our God.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Will Fight For You!

Manna For Today: Friday, July 13, 2018

Fight

It is almost inconceivable that we would not view our God as a God of war. In fact, the only way possible to think that way of Him is to have not read the Bible. The Bible is replete with examples of God warring and winning on behalf of His children.

What parent wouldn’t fight for their children in a number of ways. The Bible clearly establishes God as One who will fight for you.

1. He fights and we hold our peace.

Exodus 14:14The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

2. He goes before us and confuses our enemies.

Exodus 23:27I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

3. He gives us proper perspective and helps in our battles.

2 Chronicles 32:8With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles. And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

4. He causes our enemies to stop their pursuit of us.

Genesis 35:5And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

5. He places His Presence between us and our enemies and enables us to see what appears to be darkness to them.

Exodus 14:20So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.

6. He sends His angels to protect us from that which devours.

Daniel 6:22My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Exchange Your Weariness…

Manna For Today: Thursday, July 12, 2018

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!

God Cares!

Manna For Today: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Protect

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!