Prepare for God’s Favor…

Manna For Today: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Joshua 1:8This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Often the difference in our success and failure is the degree to which we adhere to God’s easy-to-follow roadmap to success. The pace of our lives can lead us away from God’s simple plan into a complex maze of turns and dead ends that take us nowhere.

Stop for a moment and reboot God’s plan for your success. Ask where you got off and simply restart following His order. Remember you may be miles away but one step can bring you back.

Here’s His order in this text:

1. Keep His Word in your mouth.

2. Be Word-minded; think about the Word both night and day.

3. Be a doer of His Word in every detail of your life.

4. Prepare for His favor and blessings in your life.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Even Though…

Manna For Today: Friday, November 16, 2018

Judges 13:3The angel of the LORD appeared to Manoah’s wife and said, “Even though you have been unable to have children, you will soon become pregnant and give birth to a son.”

God often uses our inabilities to display His sovereignty and our necessity for the Divine in our lives. Friend, I don’t know what challenges you are facing right now or where you seem to be incapable of overcoming, don’t quit on God! Wherever you are falling short, His plan has always been to make up the difference.

• Even though you don’t have the finance…

• Even though you’ve received a negative medical report…

• Even though you can’t see what in the future is worth living for…

Hang on to the ‘soon’ God has for you and embrace the fullness of His sovereignty in your emptiness.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessing!

Seed Your God-Given Purpose Today!

Manna For Today: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Judges 13:15-16Then Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, “Please stay here until we can prepare a young goat for you to eat.” “I will stay,” the angel of the LORD replied, “but I will not eat anything. However, you may prepare a burnt offering as a sacrifice to the LORD.” (Manoah didn’t realize it was the angel of the LORD.)

Sometimes our lives can be so filled with activities that we mistake our busyness for God’s purpose and plan for us. We can appear to be ‘pregnant’ with purpose but our bellies are just ‘bloated’ with the cares of this world.

Take a moment today to consider ways in which you can release the air of busyness and get back to God’s purpose in and for your life. True pregnancy requires a seed. Find a way to seed your God-given purpose. Ask God what He would have you to sow as seed.

Manoah offered an offering of gratitude for the wonderful things God told him and his wife.

Have you sown seed for the things that God has revealed to you? If not, determine how and what you can sow to fertilize your God-given purpose.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

What You Think, You Become

Manna For Today: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What I think determines what I believe. What I believe determines what I say. What I say determines what I receive. What I receive determines the quality of my life.

Consider the following observations for ensuring a thought-life that will produce the results we desire:

1. Take responsibility for what you allow yourself to think.

Proverbs 4:23Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

2. Actively reject thoughts from the enemy.

II Corinthians 10:5Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

3. Practice and develop a focus on the presence of God.

Psalm 101:3I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.

4. Develop a ‘whatever’ strategy.

Philippians 4:8Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

5. Learn to fight the right battles.

II Corinthians 10:3-6For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

6. Walk in what God has given you.

II Timothy 1:7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Lord, I Give Myself To You…

Manna For Today: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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!

Our Trust In God Is Not Wasted!

Manna For Today: Monday, November 12, 2018

As you begin your week, you will be confronted with many issues vying for your energy, peace of mind and time. Know that our trust in our God related to every detail of our lives is not wasted; not because of what we see or have as outcome or result but because of who He is!

1. Our God is great, faithful, just and upright.

Deuteronomy 32:4He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.

2. Our God does what He says.

Numbers 23:19God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

3. Our God is our solid rock foundation.

Psalm 18:2The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 62:6He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.

4. Our God does not change; what He is today, He will be tomorrow.

James 1:17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

You really can trust our Heavenly Father. What have you held back that you need to give Him now?

Meditate on these scriptures that speak to His nature and character and take that secret thing to Him today!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

 

I Am Never Alone!

Manna For Today: Sunday, November 11, 2018

One of the ways the enemy attempts to deceive and defeat us is to cause us to improperly manage feelings of loneliness. We all have seasons when we feel lonely; what’s important is how we choose to manage them.

There is no greater antidote to loneliness than the presence of God. Practicing God’s presence bridges an abiding awareness that expels any sense of loneliness.

Allow the following verses to bring to you the comfort of His presence as you contemplate them.

1. On life’s journey

Genesis 28:15Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.

2. When rest is needed

Exodus 33:14And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

3. Gives courage for life’s battles

Deuteronomy 20:1When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.

4. In tough times

Isaiah 43:2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.

Friend, you can defeat the bitter bite of loneliness! Meditate on these verses until you are convinced that God is there. Place them where you’ll see them frequently and commit them to memory.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!