God, My Super-Parent!

Manna For Today: Monday, June 19, 2017

Psalm 27:10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take care of me.

We are sometimes unable to get the kind of approval or support from our parents that we think we need. The inability to provide that needed support could be for any number of reasons. The truth is, we may not ever get the kind of approval we would like from our parents no matter how long we wait, but there is something you can do.

Begin the process of re-parenting yourself. How? By taking the scripture above, placing it in your heart and mind and walk in all the nurturing it provides.

Start right now by accepting God as your father or mother and allow Him to love you into wholeness.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God’s View Of You…

 

Manna For Today: Sunday, June 18, 2017

 

Ephesians 1: 4-6How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

See yourself the way God sees you and relieve yourself of the pressure of attempting to be good enough in any area of your life. God is saying to us, that because of Christ, and in Him, we are more than enough; try, “holy in His eyes, without a single fault and covered with His love.”

Bask in that for the rest of the day, week or month!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

You Have No Need To Fear!

Manna For Today: Friday, June 16, 2017

Anxieties, worries, trials and tribulations are a difficult part of life. Thank God He gives us scriptures that help us put them in perspective and, more importantly, to overcome them in every detail of our lives.

Consider the following words from God as antidotes to whatever you may be confronted with today:

1. I have no need to fear anyone or anything.

Psalm 27:1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2. I listen carefully to His direction and correction.

Isaiah 41:13For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

3. I am settled in my heart in Him.

Ecclesiastes 7:9Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

4. I live in an anxiety-free zone because of Him.

I Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

5. I am well-equipped and capable in Him.

Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Take these resources our Father has made available to us and use them to His Glory!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God, My Keeper!

Manna For Today: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Among the many things we learn about our God is that He is a keeping God. God does and will keep you!

Sometimes our circumstances can seem to challenge this idea but the Bible says, “Let God be true and every human a liar [Romans 3:4].”

No matter who is speaking in tension with the Word of your God, choose to believe your God and not people.

Note how God keeps us:

1. We are kept in the Father’s name.

John 17:11“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”

2. We are kept in safety.

John 17:12“While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.”

3. We are kept in joyfulness.

John 17:13“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.”

4. We are kept in purity.

John 17:15I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

Dear friend, we are kept by an unfailing God. It is no coincidence that the Word of God says, “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world [I John 4:4].”

Let us meditate on the keeping graces of our God and rejoice today in His loving kindness toward us.

Be kept by your God today! Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

You Win!

Manna For Today: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Romans 8:31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Knowing how much God loves you enables you to do extraordinary things. People’s opinion will always affect us especially those closest to us but we don’t have to be inappropriately influenced by them. People can say awful things about you but it doesn’t have to overtake or direct you.

Embrace the fact that you cannot please everyone and focus on pleasing God instead. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” The answer is no one!

Practice that mindset daily and remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Allow God’s Light To Dispel Your Darkness

Manna For Today: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Psalm 27:1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Light is always luminescent, protective and energizing; because of it we are able to see and be more than we would in the darkness of fear. It is the light of God’s presence that causes David to walk in courage in Psalm 23, where he reports a capacity to ‘fear no evil’ because of an awareness of God’s presence.

Today, practice an awareness of God’s presence especially in moments where you are tempted to fear people.

Memorize Psalm 27:1 and rehearse it at those times. Say it out of your mouth, under your breath or in your heart if you need to. Watch the light of our Lord dispel all fears in your life.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Slaying Your Giants: Trust God

Manna For Today: Saturday, June 3, 2017

I Samuel 17:38-40So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. 39 David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine.

Know that when you’re confronting your giant, don’t change or allow others to change your strategy. If you have put on the unfamiliar, take it off. Work with what’s been working for you; it may appear to be less than what you need but in God’s purpose it is more than enough.

Trust God not your resources!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!