Tuesday, March 2, 2021
To start out I want to say this episode has nothing to do with wearing masks due to the pandemic but it does present the temptation due to hypocrisy, to wear a mask. Masks were really popular in the early days of dramas and stage productions... like the ones I use for today's graphic. It's so easy to wear a mask to hide our struggles or to give a false perception to those around us. Let's talk about it on today's Morning Manna.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Well it is March 1st and we start a brand new week and a brand new month. As I thought about March, my mind went to our marching orders. In military terms, marching orders are instructions for action. Jesus gave us our marching orders before ascending into Heaven in Matthew 28:19-20 - Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Friday, February 26, 2021
Proverbs 27:17 says; "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." You need good friends, and you need to be a good friend. Iron can sharpen iron, and a good friend can sharpen a friend. The iron of a file can make a blade sharper, and a good friend can make his friend better. Are you a good friend? Do you have good friends?
Thursday, February 25, 2021
In military operations, reconnaissance or scouting is the exploration outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and other activities in the area. One of my favorite Bible stories has a great illustration of God knowing everything and giving us heavenly recon. It's critical for us to remember that God knows everything that is happening in our lives and our world. Psalm 56:3 says; "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You."
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
I drive a white Kia Soul and let me tell you... it shows dirt quickly. With all the ice, snow and chemicals on the road, Miss Daisy gets dirty. I have a monthly subscription at the Zips Car Wash here in Lynchburg and I can and do, go as many times in the month to keep Daise sparkling. In the same way, in the process of life, we too pick up a lot of dirt and grime. But we don't need a car wash subscription because we have the Word of God.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
I love the encouragement of Psalm 23:4 - "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." Valley trips are certainly challenging but we don't face them alone. God is with us every step of the way. Let's talk about it on today's Morning Manna.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Today's episode come from the YouVersion verse of the day... "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19. It so easy to focus on the wilderness and wasteland experience and miss the new thing that God is bringing forth in the midst of all the chaos. Let's talk about it on today's Morning Manna.