Above All Things…

Manna For Today: Wednesday, July, 17, 2019

 

Proverbs 4:23 Guard 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!

Do Not Lose Heart!

Manna For Today: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

II Corinthians 4:16-18Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Each day we are encumbered with a myriad of issues vying for our attention. Some of these issues come with stress, uncertainty and can be overwhelming at times. As you go through the day today embrace the words of Paul to us; “do not lose heart.” God is mindful of you! He has placed in our ordinary lives treasures of riches and well-being that will help us to rise above our circumstances.

Be encouraged today, my friend, as our God is using our “light affliction” to work for us in every detail of our lives. See yourself on the other side of your struggles right now. See victory in your life as you look beyond the things that you currently see to the things that are unseen; look through the eyes of faith. Your victory is in Jesus Christ!

Find a way to encourage someone today and encourage yourself in the Lord!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

God Has You Covered!

Manna For Today: Monday, July 15, 2019

Psalm 91:1-4He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge.

Deuteronomy 31:6“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

No matter where you are or what you are facing, know that right now you are under God’s great covering. Today, rest under His shelter, embrace His promise and trust His protection.

Share this word with someone today who needs it; God may use you to save a life!

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Your Victory Is Sure!

Manna For Today: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Friend, as you are confronted with any number of issues in your day to day life, I want to offer for your consideration some rules for engaging the enemy on the battlefield of life.

As you think through these ideals, do so knowing you have already won in Christ. Even though you may be troubled on every side, the Spirit of God in you is greater than anything confronting you.

I Corinthians 10:13 gives us resources in our arsenal of weapons that destroy the enemy’s strategy related to our lives.

I Corinthians 10:13No 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.

1. Maintain proper perspective in your challenge.

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man.”

• While your challenge may seem larger than life, God has assured you, through His Word, it’s not; it simply “is common to man.”

2. Know that your victory is built on the foundation of God’s faithfulness.

“But God is faithful…”

• God does what He says He will do.

• Anyone who has ever tried Him has to say, He’s never failed them.

3. He knows precisely how much you can take.

“…who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able.”

• God knows your capacity and is your strength in weakness.

4. God has and is your way out.

“But with the temptation will also make the way of escape….”

• Trust God to the degree that you begin to confess your escape before you are actually out.

• Say it now, “I’m coming out in Jesus’ name.”

5. You are going to make it and God will get you through.

“…that you may be able to bear it.”

• Your victory is intact.

Meditate on these principles and ask God to help you employ them in your life.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Commit Today…

Manna For Today: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Commitment can be the currency of success in many of the endeavors we embark upon. Countless wonderful ideas have died on the bed of lack of commitment or failure to commit. God models commitment from the beginning of the Bible to the end. Our Heavenly Father also gives us guidance on what we should commit to.

Consider the following scriptures:

1. I must commit my strategy to the Lord.

Psalm 37:5Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

2. I must commit my work to the Lord.

Proverbs 16:3Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established.

3. I must commit my heart to the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-8Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.

4. I must commit my faith to the Lord.

II Timothy 4:7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

5. I must commit my love to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

Look Through The Eyes Of Faith Today!

Manna For Today: Friday, July 12, 2019

Faith sees through the eyes of hope; hope that is less associated with anemic desire and more associated with passion and expectation.

Faith envisions the goal and expects to attain it. It does that following these principles:

1. Faith engages God in every situation.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

2. Faith is a believer’s reality.

Mark 11:23-24 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.

3. Faith sees challenges in proper perspective.

II Corinthians 4:18So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

4. Faith always sees need as God’s responsibility.

Philippians 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

5. Faith is my connection to stability.

Psalm 62:2He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.

Matthew 7:24-27“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

II Corinthians 5:7 For we live by believing and not by seeing.

6. Faith is the key that opens God’s reservoir of resources.

II Corinthians 1:20For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.

My friend, pray today that God will help you see in the same way that faith sees. Begin to see yourself in the same way that God sees you and enlarge upon that in every detail of your life.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!