I will Rise!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tap into God_s glory today, my friend. Rise above whatever may be confronting you, speak those words inspired by none other than Him,

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!

Stay Focused!

Manna For Today: Monday, December 4, 2017

The secret to our productivity is to simply stay focused on and in Him; focused not just on what He_s said but what He is sayin

Matthew 6:32-33These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.

What we run after could be a statement of what we have prioritized in our lives. The secret to our productivity is to simply stay focused on and in Him; focused not just on what He’s said but what He is saying now.

The real question in our lives is, “Can we hear Him now?” You will when you stop listening to everything else.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Weapons For Our Warfare

Manna For Today: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Weapons are critical to success in warfare. Our weapons include the following_ 1. The Name of Jesus 2. The Word of God 3. Our pra

Weapons are critical to success in warfare. It will not suffice to just have a weapon, but the right weapon, for the context you are warring in, can assure your success.

On one occasion Jesus tells Satan “it is written” while on another Jesus says “this kind only can be moved through fasting and prayer.”

The devil uses weapons in an attempt to defeat believers. His arsenal includes sin, sickness, poverty, divorce, doubt, accidents, fear, worry, apathy, offense, depression to name a few.

Our weapons include the following:

1. The Name of Jesus

Mark 16:17-18And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Philippians 2:9-11Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

2. The Word of God

Ephesians 6:17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Matthew 4:1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

3. Our prayer

Ephesians 6:18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…

Matthew 18:18-19Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

4. Our confession

Mark 11:23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

II Corinthians 4:13And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.

5. Our worship

Luke 4:18“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.”

Matthew 18:20For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.

Psalm 22:3But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.

We must not become:

a. Complacent

I Peter 5:8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

b. Religious

II Timothy 3:5…having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

c. Deceived

John 8:31-32Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

I Pray For Your Increase…

Manna For Today: Saturday, December 2, 2017

My friend, ask God to reveal to you planting opportunities that will serve His purpose in your life.

Genesis 26:12When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him.

I’m praying this will be your reality as we close out the year! That your increase will be tremendous. “He harvested a hundred times more than he planted.”

The temptation is to focus on the harvesting; in doing that we miss the planting he did. In fact, there can be no harvest without someone planting. Note further that if God doesn’t bless our planting our harvest will reflect the same; “for the Lord blessed him.”

My friend, ask God to reveal to you planting opportunities that will serve His purpose in your life. There are many and those are the ones God will bless.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Know That This Too Will Pass

Manna For Today: Friday, December 1, 2017

when we take a moment to contemplate the many ways in which God has blessed us we quickly realize we have had more blessings than

Isn’t it interesting that our current challenge can cause us to forget all the trouble God has already brought us through?

There is something about the “now” of our experience in life that causes us, on occasion, to suffer from memory loss. However, when we take a moment to contemplate the many ways in which God has blessed us we quickly realize we have had more blessings than trouble.

God has put our problems to work for us causing them to work for our good.

1 Peter 5:10 says, “In his kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation.”

So what do we do when faced with trouble that looms larger than life itself?

• We don’t get stuck to the end we become problem-minded.

• We realize that change is inevitable and that the inevitability of change will not escape our problem; it’s changing right now!

• We make the needed adjustments and choose moving forward over complaining!

Spend a moment right now remembering all the trouble God has brought you through.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Dress For Your Success Today!

Manna For Today: Thursday, November 30, 2017

These are times that try a person_s soul; how we fare in these times is corollary to what we wear.

I Samuel 30:7Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David.

The Bible is replete with scriptures encouraging believers to Dress for Success; metaphorically speaking. We are to put on forgiveness, peace, kindness, humility, compassion, patience, joy, meekness, etc.

David ensured he was dressed for success before he inquired of the Lord. He asked for the ephod, which is a type of garment of worship or praise.

We must determine whether we are putting on the garment of praise or some earthly garment when we approach God. God is calling us to strip the temporal and put on the eternal.

Too much of our time is spent ensuring we have on clothing that won’t make a significant difference in our temporal or eternal life.

These are times that try a person’s soul; how we fare in these times is corollary to what we wear.

Consider the following recommended garments to put on:

Put on the garment of praise.

• Put on the garment of salvation.

• Put on the robe of righteousness.

• Put on love.

• Put on holiness.

• Put on the whole armor of God.

Let this mind be in you today as you “dress for success” in Christ.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Put Your Faith To Work Today!

Manna For Today: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Put your faith to work today!

James 2:17So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Faith by it’s very nature demands company; alone it cannot affect or impact. In concert with someone it has no limit. Our Heavenly Father desires us to be difference makers, world changers and trendsetters.

So what is it that keeps us from accomplishing God’s goals for us? It’s our failure to give God something to bless. We don’t move our inspiration to realization by taking actions based on our faith.

David gave God a sling shot to bless, Noah his carpenter skill, Moses a rod, Paul a life and Mary a womb. What is it in your life that you can give God to bless that might change your destiny beginning today?

Don’t try and figure out what it is on your own; go to God today and ask Him to lead you through the process of discovery that will reveal to you what you can give Him to bless today.

Like David you may already have it but are unaware. Find your stones and get ready to slay your giants. Put your faith to work today!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!