Strength Through Weakness

Manna For Today: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Wake up every morning, look at yourself in the mirror and know that because of Jesus, you are looking at a winner!

II Corinthians 12:7-10Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

What issue in your life could be viewed as a gift that you may have felt was a burden?

Practice the following:

Know that wherever you may be in life, His grace is enough.

• Allow Christ’s strength to come into its own in your weakness.

• No longer allow yourself to focus on any handicap.

• Take your limitations in stride.

• Let Christ take over.

Practice these things and experience His grace!

Peace and blessings!

The Battle Is Not Yours To Fight!

Manna For Today: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

My friend, drop your rocks, stand at ease, God is fighting for you.

II Chronicles 20:15And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’”

Every believer faces challenges, some of which are the result of enemies who attempt to hurt or harm us. What is critical to your overcoming these and other issues in life is what you see and how you hear.

Listen intently as God, your Heavenly Father, admonishes you to “not be afraid” and “don’t be dismayed” because of what you see or hear. Why? Because you won’t have to fight this battle, “for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

My friend, drop your rocks, stand at ease, God is fighting for you. He’s never lost a battle and He won’t start with you. Give Him glory and praise for the victory now!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Praise God In Advance!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Make me know Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.

Philippians 4:6-7Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Thank and praise God in advance for all of the wonderful things He has done in your life. Get ready for your next blessings! His love and concern for you never cease.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

What You Think, You Become!

Manna For Today: Monday, August 6, 2018
I have no reason to fear for God is with me.

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 4:23Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your 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 101:3 I 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!

Your Thoughts Define You…

Manna For Today: Sunday, August 5, 2018
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.

My friend, your thoughts are defining the outcome in your life right now. Take a moment to examine how you are thinking about the issues confronting you. Is fear, doubt, insecurity, denial, confusion or failure playing a role in shaping how you think about those issues? If so, take authority over your thoughts and begin to think within the confines of God’s plan and purpose for you.

We do that by thinking what God’s Word says about us.

The Bible says:

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 2:5

“You have the mind of Christ.”I Corinthians 2:16

“Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.”I John 4:4

“You are more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthens you.”Romans 8:37

Further, read Psalm 27:1-13 and underline the verses that speak to you today; write out those special verses and place them somewhere you can see them.

Psalm 27:13 says, “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.” That speaks volume to all of us!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Above All Things…

Manna For Today: Friday, August, 3, 2018
So whether you are in a season of soaring, a season of running or a season of walking, be encouraged to soar, run or walk inProverbs 4:23Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

Overcoming in any detail of our lives cannot be accomplished without believing. It is probably one of the most important variables determining outcome in all our pursuits.

What we believe determines what we think; what we think determines our action and how we respond to life’s issues determine what we will receive in life.

It all begins with belief. That’s why Proverbs warns us to guard or protect our heart for it determines the course of your life.

My friend, if your current life course is an unacceptable one, the correction needed is not external but internal.

Go to your Father now and ask Him, like David in Psalm 51:10, to create in you a clean heart and renew a right spirit within you. When you do this, know that God is your comfort, relief, help and hope according to Psalm 91:1-16.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!