I will Rise!

Manna For Today: Saturday, December 8, 2018

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!

Overcoming Grace

Manna For Today: Friday, December 7, 2018

I Corinthians 10:13No 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.

The tests that God allows in our lives are all predetermined for our success. None, according to scripture, is beyond our capacity; all are under His supervisorial purview.

God is not banking on our faithfulness but upon His own. He has already determined what He will and will not allow in your lives and He’s determined your ability to overcome the same.

The ‘icing on the cake’ is that He’s prepares a way out so that you can endure. So you say, you’re stuck where? I don’t think so, ask God!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

His Joy, My Strength!

Manna For Today: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Nehemiah 8:10Then He said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

The reason the enemy of our soul attacks our joy in Him so viciously is that he knows our strength is connected to it. If he can sever our source, he can sabotage our future. Thank God, he can’t!

God has so uniquely integrated His joy with us that while we may not be experiencing it at any particular time just one turn of our faces to His generates enough joy for ourselves and all those who are around us. He makes us instant reservoirs of His joy.

So, go forward today! Eat well, give to those who are hungry, remember this is the day the Lord has made, push beyond grief and be filled with the unspeakable joy of God that is your strength.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Peace

Manna For Today: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Romans 5:1Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

Peace for the believer is the result of what faith in Christ has appropriated. It’s ours for the taking. The enemy of your soul doesn’t want you to know or believe that, that’s why he fights so hard to disturb your peace. For us it’s a choice; will you choose peace today or anxiety?

I’ve experienced them both and found peace to be the better of the two. They are both caused by the same thing; what I see. Choose peace today!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Get Up, My Friend!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Things happen in our lives that can bring us to our knees. We spend days in pain, crying, depressed, broken and just out of it. There comes a time when what’s needed is for us to get up. To rise above our pain, disappointment, above our shame and humiliation; above our fear and failure. It will not be until then that we see His victory even in that despicable set of circumstances.

Get up today, my friend, dry your tears, wash your face and step into the light of His Son. God is not done with you, He’s waiting to continue supporting your life. He’s never left you or never will. Get up, stand up on the inside first; get up! You can and He’s waiting!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Who Can Stand Against The Lord?

Manna For Today: Monday, December 3, 2018

Job 38:8-11“…Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth and issued from the womb; when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band; when I fixed My limit for it, and set bars and doors; when I said, ‘this far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!’”

I don’t know what you are going through right now or what lie the enemy is trying to get you to buy into. What I do know is that no one can stand against the Lord; no challenge you may be facing, no diagnosis you may have gotten, no failure you have experienced or mistake you may have made or loss you may have experienced, nothing can and nothing will stand against our King.

Position yourself with God’s power and authority surrounding you. You don’t have to get the victory because Christ already has it and you have it in Him. Meditate on and rest in the Truth. You are victorious right now in Him, no matter what the situation. Just believe!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings

The Secret To Fruitfulness!

Manna For Today: Sunday, December 2, 2018

John 15:5 – [Jesus speaking] “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

We spend a lot of time discovering who we are and not enough time on who we are not. They are both equally important and connect to our success, particularly as they relate to our ‘in-Christ-ness.’

The text could not be more clear “He who abides in Me and I in him…” The only thing we need to know is, “Are we abiding?” If we are, we are automatically in the family of “whoever” that “bears much fruit.”

Practice remaining in Him in every detail of your life. If you call Him and are unable to hear, it’s because you’ve gone too far. Stop, go back and continue calling Him until you can hear His voice. Stay there and don’t leave without Him.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!