Put Your Faith To Work!

Manna For Today: Saturday, May 30, 2020

James 2:17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Faith by it’s very nature demands company; alone it cannot affect or impact. In concert with someone it has no limit. Our Heavenly Father desires us to be difference makers, world changers and trendsetters.

So what is it that keeps us from accomplishing God’s goals for us? It’s our failure to give God something to bless. We don’t move our inspiration to realization by taking actions based on our faith.

David gave God a sling shot to bless, Noah his carpenter skill, Moses a rod, Paul a life and Mary a womb. What is it in your life that you can give God to bless that might change your destiny starting today?

Don’t try and figure out what it is on your own; go to God and ask Him to lead you through the process of discovery that will reveal to you what you can give Him to bless today.

Like David you may already have it but are unaware. Find your stones and get ready to slay your giants.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Hear God Calling You!

Manna For Today: Friday, May 29, 2020

Joshua 1:9This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

What a great benefit to live life in the assurance of God’s presence, power and provision!

Today, hear God calling you once again (He never gets tired) to a place of courage and strength; be strong and have courage. You can do it because He said you can!

Command fear and discouragement to leave and invite the peace of God in.

Today, know that wherever you go your awesome God is with you!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Will Finish What He Started In You!

Manna For Today: Thursday, May 28, 2020

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!

Hello Peace Of God!

Manna For Today, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

What a wonderful opportunity presented here for us! No matter what my present reality, the peace of God is available to me right now. I have but to exchange my anxiety for prayer and petition; adding gratitude and presenting all of this to God.

Verse 7 assures me that God’s very own peace will be mine, transcending my comprehension and it (“the peace of God”) will protect my heart and mind which are now in Christ.

I don’t need a weapon, I need God! It just doesn’t get better than this, my friend!

Follow the template today:

1. Quiet yourself.

2. Exchange anxiety for prayer with a request.

3. Present your anxiety to God.

4. Experience sweet peace and release as you take the limits off God by trusting Him.

Feel the burden lifting, sense freedom from the bondage, and walk in your new heart and mind in Christ! Share your discovery with someone who may benefit from it.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

You Are God’s Choice!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Very early in life we learn the sting of being alienated. It happens as children decide they no longer want to play with us or as we get older we may not be selected to be a part of something our peers are engaged in; sports, cheerleading, various groups and activities.

Some people, as adults, still suffer from wounds received in childhood related to others overlooking them as their choice. It doesn’t stop when we become adults; we are rejected in many ways and we can allow that rejection to shape our lives and livelihood.

In the midst of all this potential rejection rises SOMEONE who chooses you when He has not been your choice.

John 15:16 says (Jesus speaking), “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”

Friend, if no one else in life ever chooses you, if you are a believer, you have been chosen by Jesus Christ, Himself. I don’t know about you but for me, it just doesn’t get any better than that.

I begin to understand David’s question, “What is man that you are mindful of him?” A loose translation would be, “Why do you have any interest in me at all?”

Not only has Christ made us His specific choice but He has also appointed us to the ministry of productivity and that with sustainability. If that is not enough, He then invites us to ask the Father for whatever we need in His name and assures us that the Heavenly Father will give it to us based on our use of His name.

What a privilege and opportunity being His choice has afforded us!

My friend, think on these things today. You are God’s choice and nothing and no one can ever change that. Say it with me now, “GOD CHOSE ME!”

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

You And God Are A Majority!

Manna For Today: Monday, May 25, 2020

I Samuel 17: 26David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

Today, we are going to look at the second of seven (7) observations we will make from I Samuel 17 as we develop a strategy for slaying the giants in our lives.

• Know that the giant taunting you has rebelled against God.

David calls our God the “living God.” He’s not a statue or concept. He requires action on our part before He moves on our behalf. The action we must take to slay the giants in our lives is to place the living God first in our lives.

What are your thirsting for?

Psalm 42:2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Whatever you are thirsting for you will obey. Thirst for God today; obey your thirst and slay your giants. Your problems have not just come against you but against your God.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

No Reward Without The Work

Manna For Today: Sunday, May 24, 2020

I Samuel 17:8-10Goliath stood and shouted a taunt across to the Israelites. “Why are you all coming out to fight?” he called. “I am the Philistine champion, but you are only the servants of Saul. Choose one man to come down here and fight me! 9 If he kills me, then we will be your slaves. But if I kill him, you will be our slaves! 10 I defy the armies of Israel today! Send me a man who will fight me!”

We all know the story of the nine-foot giant that taunted the Israelites. This was a critical juncture in their history as a people. The reality is, each one of us has a giant or giants to slay in our lives today.

It may be a career or a relationship; a health issue, economic issue, hope, dreams or aspirations that are threatened; parenting, marriage or something emotional (fear, anger, depression, hopelessness or failure). Whatever it is, all giants ask us the same thing they asked the Israelites; “who dare defeat me?” Most people have the same reaction that the Israelites had; fear and hiding [I Samuel 17:11,24].

I am going to help you to develop a strategy for slaying your giants. There are seven (7) observations we will make together from I Samuel 17. Today, we will look at the first one.

• Know that there is a reward that awaits you for every giant you slay.

I Samuel 17:25-26 “Have you seen the giant?” the men asked. “He comes out each day to defy Israel. The king has offered a huge reward to anyone who kills him. He will give that man one of his daughters for a wife, and the man’s entire family will be exempted from paying taxes!” 26 David asked the soldiers standing nearby, “What will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel? Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?”

My friend, God has a great reward awaiting your victory; He will give you after you slay the giants in your life with His enablement. The Bible says, “Christ for the [reward] set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

You must know that your reward awaits you. Think on these things and set your heart to receive your reward.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!