Allow God To Live Big In You!

Manna For Today: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

The opening statement in the text can cause us to assess the level at which God’s Word is living and active in our own lives. Its efficacy is without question; there is nothing that can be hidden from it and no thinking or core position that can manipulate it.

The only thing that can stop the work of God’s Word in you is you!

It may be a great idea for you to ask God to, by His Word, reveal to you any thought or intent of your heart that may be in tension with His Plan and Purpose for you. Ask also for courage to accept His critique and wisdom to make the needed corrections.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Preparing For Your Breakthrough!

Manna For Today: Friday, February 8, 2019

One of the many names of God is Jehovah Baal Perazim, the Lord of the Breakthrough. Thank God, He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore according to Hebrews 13:8. That means, just like He broke through for David, He will breakthrough for you.

So what do I do in preparation for my breakthrough? Take your mind off your needs and place it on your God.

Think on these three (3) things and meditate on these scriptures.

1. Think about the greatness of your God.

Jeremiah 10:6LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.

Isaiah 55:9For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

I Chronicles 29:11Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.

2. Think about the limitless power of your God.

Psalm 79:11Listen to the moaning of the prisoners. Demonstrate your great power by saving those condemned to die.

I Corinthians 6:14And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just as he raised our Lord from the dead.

3. Think about all the promises your God has made to you.

Psalm 30:5For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 34:19-20The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time. For the LORD protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!

Psalm 41:3The LORD nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health.

Romans 8:28And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Meditate, pray and read His Word and get ready for your breakthrough.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Our God’s Amazing Grace!

Manna For Today: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ephesians 2:8-9For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

God’s bountiful Grace is simply amazing. Take a moment today to think and write down the many ways in which you have experienced God’s wonderful Grace.

Make that a list you can add to daily and remind yourself frequently of how amazing His Grace really is. Be sure to share your discoveries with someone.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Build Relationships That Last!

Manna For Today: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Psalm 25:14The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.

Good friendship is the basis of great relationship; in great relationship respect is a critical element. God is not interested in our being afraid of Him but in our reverencing Him.

Reverencing one another is the way in which we give to each other the kind of validation and encouragement needed to grow into every detail of God’s plan and purpose for us.

As we develop the skills of building relationship we are enabled by God to share our faith with others and bring them to the saving knowledge of Christ.

Today, think about who is it that God has brought into your sphere of influence that you can build a relationship with that will allow you to participate with God in expanding His Kingdom. Someone needs your friendship for eternal purposes.

You will not relate well with people for God if you do not relate well with God.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

How is Your Faith?

Manna For Today: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Mark 4:35-41On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

The text opens with a statement of divine intent to get to the other side. While trouble may, and in this instance does, intersect with the direction we are travelling, it is never able to derail or off put God’s original design for our day.

Storms are a part of life, no matter how we try, we will never be able to avoid them; they sometimes just happen. Critical to our success is who we have allowed into our personal space. Be certain that Jesus is your travelling companion.

While finding Christ in a storm is the right thing to do, asking God the right questions is especially important. It may be useful to know God cares prior to your need for His intervention.

My friend, God rises to the occasion in every crisis when called upon. The question of our faith and its role in a crisis are always appropriate and instructive. The last question ask in this text must be the one we answer daily for the rest of our lives.

How is it that you have no faith?

How would you answer this question today?

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Be Confident In Christ Today!

Manna For Today: Monday, February 4, 2019

Philippians 1:6Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Among the many things we learn in life is that confidence in the things and stuff of the world is not sustainable. What we are assured of in this scripture is that the work that Jesus has begun in us will endure to completion.

So what do we do?

We find a way to go forward everyday with the knowledge that God is working daily to accomplish His good work in us!

Ask Him today how you might partner with Him!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Embracing God’s Peace!

Manna For Today: Sunday, February 3, 2019

One of the results of a life lived by faith will be peace but, like faith, peace must be appropriated to be realized or experienced.

Understanding what God’s Word says about peace will enhance your capacity to appropriate peace in your life.

Consider the following observations from God’s Word concerning peace:

1. It is the gift of God.

Psalm 29:11The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.

2. It is powerful in its impact.

Psalm 119:165Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.

Proverbs 16:7When people’s lives please the LORD, even their enemies are at peace with them.

3. It is perfect.

Isaiah 26:3You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

4. It results from adherence to God’s Word.

Isaiah 48:18Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like waves in the sea.

Isaiah 54:13I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.

5. It is Christ’s legacy.

John 14:27I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

John 16:33I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

6. It’s beyond our ability to comprehend.

Philippians 4:7Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

God’s peace in our lives has immeasurable value. In the midst of your demand-filled day, ask God to help you get in touch with His peace that is incomprehensible.

When you experience it, pass it on! Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!