A Masterpiece!

Manna For Today: Friday, August 11, 2017

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Ephesians 2:10For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

The word ‘masterpiece’ means an artist’s or a craftsman’s best piece of work. Paul speaks to us boldly in the text above reminding us that we are God’s masterpiece. He created us to do good things in our lives and the lives of others.

Be encouraged today, my friend, that God is mindful of every detail of your lives. He chose you and created you as a masterpiece.

Jeremiah 1:6“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Walk in this confidence today, knowing that all that you are becoming is in the mighty hands of our Craftsman.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Will Fight For You!

Manna For Today: Thursday, August 10, 2017

God Will Fight For You!

It is almost inconceivable that we would not view our God as a God of war. In fact, the only way possible to think that way of Him is to have not read the Bible. The Bible is replete with examples of God warring and winning on behalf of His children.

What parent wouldn’t fight for their children in a number of ways. The Bible clearly establishes God as One who will fight for you.

1. He fights and we hold our peace.

Exodus 14:14The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

2. He goes before us and confuses our enemies.

Exodus 23:27I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

3. He gives us proper perspective and helps in our battles.

2 Chronicles 32:8With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles. And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

4. He causes our enemies to stop their pursuit of us.

Genesis 35:5And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

5. He places His Presence between us and our enemies and enables us to see what appears to be darkness to them.

Exodus 14:20So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.

6. He sends His angels to protect us from that which devours.

Daniel 6:22My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Delights In You!

Manna For Today: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

God Delights In You!

Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

The value and impact of a song is determined largely by the one singing. The text opens with His resume, “The Lord your God is with you…” That’s beyond great company but it doesn’t stop there. “…the Mighty Warrior who saves.” It’s getting better all the time.

A part of what is detailed is His thought or feeling about us; “He will take delight in you.” God takes delight in us! What a wonderful thought to think! The text goes on to reveal His mercy and grace shown to us. “In His love He will no longer rebuke you.”

What a needed reprieve in a season of struggle. Now His song – hear Him today singing songs of love and triumph over you. Listen intently and experience the power, delight and loving kindness of our God.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God’s Grace Abounds…

Manna For Today: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

God's Grace Abounds...

II Corinthians 9:8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

Note God’s ability in this text; He is “able to make all grace abound to you.” “All grace” includes the grace you need right now. This unmerited favor of God is available to all who would trust and depend on Him.

Lay every concern at the cross and let God’s grace envelope you and yours today! Thank Him for the many ways in which He loves and cares for you!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

You Have Enduring Faith

Manna For Today: Monday, August 7, 2017

II Timothy 2:3 You therefore must endure suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

God doesn’t call us to worship suffering or to pursue it but to endure it as it occurs in our lives. The means by which we endure is none other than Christ Himself. God assures us that “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.”

The only question that remains is, will we trust His Word in this area of our lives? The temptation will be to avoid or somehow work around the suffering we experience but there will be that issue in life that you can’t ignore or cover artificially.

To identify with Christ in His suffering is to trust Him in yours and know what Christ knew. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

When Your Faith Is Tested…

Manna For Today: Sunday, August 6, 2017

When Your Faith Is Tested...

James 1:3-4For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

Growth is God’s goal for His children and He uses everything in our lives to accomplish His goal, including struggles. Tested faith is the womb of growth that is sustainable. As you, through Him, endure the difficulties we find ourselves confronted with, your getting through is producing a better you; a stronger and ‘ready for everything’ you.

Pray now and ask God to give you what He promised; I Corinthians 10:13 [No 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].

No matter what you are facing, God has already provided you with a way out. Say it with me, “I’m coming out in Jesus’ name.” Repeat that every time the enemy tempts you to think differently and begin to rejoice for your miracle.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Is Working In You…

Manna For Today: Saturday, August 5, 2017

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Philippians 2:13For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

What a wonderful and passionate Heavenly Father! His desire to aid our success is so great that He employs Himself to work in and for us to the end that His desire becomes our desire, His power becomes our power and His purpose becomes our purpose.

Pleasing God must be the end goal of every believer. Ask Him to reveal to you today His desire, power and purpose for you. Write down what He reveals, share it with someone and get busy practicing it.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!