Surrendering To Our God…

Manna For Today: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Psalm 25:1-5O LORD, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

This Psalm echoes the sentiment of all hearts who long for God and know the deep dark abyss of trouble. I appreciate that in its instruction to us, it begins with what we should always begin with; that is, giving ourselves to God.

What good purpose does our lives serve if they are not in the hands of God and at His service? Psalm 25:2 reveals another truth; we will not give our lives to God if we do not trust Him.

We have all felt the sting of disgrace and hear the cheers of some at our own peril. Yet Psalm 25:3 suggests that there is a sense in which our trust in our God elevates us above the possibility of disgrace and that the deceitful among us are the ones who will experience the same.

Psalm 25:4-5 shows us how to go forward in treacherous times. I need God to direct my steps to the “right path.” He alone can tell me which decision I should make and what position I should take.

His truth is my leader, therefore, I surrender to it. He is my master instructor and the horn of my salvation. That is all I need in every detail of my life.

Finally, He is the only reason I have an expectation of any good in my life. My constant friend is He; my refuge from what troubles me; my on time God!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

No Reason To Fear!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Matthew 10:30“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”

How can we believe that our God is omniscient and at the same time unaware of some detail of our lives? If indeed our Heavenly Father is all-knowing (and He is) and if He is concerned (and He is), we may often entertain fear needlessly.

Matthew 10:30 indicates a level of awareness and concern that is unprecedented. We love our children but have no idea of how many hairs are on their heads. When we are convinced of the love God has for us fear has to release its grip on our thinking.

Meditate on the following scriptures, commit them to memory and watch an awareness of God’s love for you grow.

Romans 8:37-39Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:4-5But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).

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

Zephaniah 3:17The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Walk Into The Impossible!

Manna For Today: Monday, April 8, 2019

The Bible says in Luke 18:27, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”

If we believe the Word of God, we must believe then, based on this scripture, it is possible for the believer to walk in the possibility of the impossible. God’s power is manifested when we move beyond our possibilities.

When facing the door of impossibility, we can:

• Refuse to go through and return to that which is familiar.

• Just stand there and do nothing.

• Move forward by the Power, Presence and Purpose of God.

Walking forward is a decision we have to make; no one can make it for us. Sometimes, the beginning can look like the end but God is always there to lead and guide us through our moving-forward decision.

God wants to do something extraordinary in all of our lives and the only thing that can stop that is us. You can stop the move of God in your life but no one else can.

My friend, don’t run from your impossibility. Run to it knowing God’s Provision will be manifested as you move beyond your possibilities!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Practice An Attitude of Gratitude!

Manna For Today: Sunday, April 7, 2019

I Chronicles 29:14Everything we have has come from You, and we give You only what You first gave us!

Think about it! Everything we have comes from God; every heartbeat, every breath, everything! Perhaps we might reevaluate our thinking about the time we give to God in service of various types. Every minute we give, we are able to do so because He gave it to us first.

Practice today and every day having an attitude of gratitude for the many ways in which God blesses us!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Go Forward…

Manna For Today: Saturday, April 6, 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!

It Won’t Be Long…

Manna For Today: Friday, April 5, 2019

I Peter 5:10And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

My friend, if you are going through a difficult patch right now, let me encourage you; “it won’t be long.” Help is on its way. Soon you’ll experience God’s sweet restoration, His sustainable support and His incredible strength as He places you on the foundation He has prepared for you.

Remember you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

You Are Closer Than You Think…

Manna For Today: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Galatians 6:9So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

The story is told of a woman swimming from Catalina to the shore of Los Angeles who quit just a mile away from her destination. She swam for fifteen (15) hours when a thick fog set in. After swimming an additional hour she gave up. When asked why she stopped so close to the end, she said, “When I could no longer see the coastline, I lost hope and loosing hope I lost energy and could go no further.”

Two months later, she tried again and the same fog set in as before but this time she succeeded. She said that she kept a mental image of the shoreline in her mind while she swam. She later successfully swam the Catalina Channel two additional times as well as other amazing swimming feats prior to her Catalina swims and after.

What fog has set in on your life that blurs the vision of your goals or objectives? Let me encourage you; you’re “too close to quit.” Find a way to move forward every day and never give up. You are going to get there. Get a vision of your goal and keep that in mind especially in the difficult times.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!