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Welcome to Fresh Manna! My prayer is that this devotional post is a blessing to you in your walk with the Lord! My email is stndn4jesuschrist@gmail.com if you wish to contact me! May the Lord bless you for taking the time to read it!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Giving of Thanks For ALL He Has Done


Happy Thanksgiving!! That is EXACTLY what we need to do today: GIVE THANKS unto the LORD for all He has done! He has let us LIVE to see another Thanksgiving, and for that alone, we should be grateful. SURE: this has been a VERY HARD year for my family and there are MANY things I could complain about. But, the Lord convicted me when I read Ephesians 5:20"..nor FOOLISH talking, nor jesting, which are NOT CONVENIENT: but rather GIVING OF THANKS." It's easy for our flesh to complain, BUT as children of the Lord, it should be even EASIER, OR MORE convenient, to THANK the Lord for ALL that He has done for us!! The Lord gave us a list of some of them in Ephesians. 
1st: He PROVIDED a Way of Salvation:  Eph.1:4&5 "..He hath chosen US in Him BEFORE the foundation of the world.....Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ Himself...". The Lord gave us a predetermined WAY to become His children and redeem us THROUGH Jesus Christ! "...I am THE WAY the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh to the Father, but by ME." John 14:6. He knew Adam would fall and STILL loved us ANYWAY to make way to restore us BEFORE He ever created us!
2nd: He PAID THE PRICE and took our PUNISHMENT and PAIN:  Isaiah 53 gives us a detailed account of the awful price of the price, punishment, and pain that our Lord took and suffered FOR us. He knew the price of our ransom was HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD (I Peter 19). He WILLINGLY laid down His life for us, shed His Blood, and endured the agony of the cross. "SURELY He hath borne our grief and carried our sorrows:yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. BUT He was wounded for OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, he was bruised for OUR INIQUITIES: the chastisement of OUR PEACE was upon Him; and with HIS STRIPES, WE ARE HEALED." (Ish. 53:5&6). 
3rd: He gave us PEACE:   "For HE is our PEACE...." (Eph. 2:14). Jesus Christ Himself IS our peace. We have peace, being the children of God, because Jesus reconciled us and restored us, giving us ACCESS by one Spirit unto the Father (Eph. 16-18). There is NO MORE SEPARATION from a loving relationship with our Heavenly Father. We can come to Him with HOLY BOLDNESS (Heb. 4:16), at ANY TIME we need to or want to!! 
4th: He gave us His PROMISE of the Holy Spirit:  "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also that ye believed, ye were sealed with that HOLY SPIRIT of PROMISE,"( Eph 1:13). The Holy Spirit was given to us to be our Comforter while here on this earth. Our Heavenly Father uses Him to guide us and comfort us while we are PILGRIMS in this strange land. The Holy Spirit also instructs us in prayer and guides us into all truth (John 16:13). He WANTS us to know His Will and how we are to serve Him (John 15:15 & 16). He has promised also to NEVER leave us nor forsake us ( Heb. 13:5). And Lastly, 
5th: He gave us PROVISION until PROMOTION  Along with the promise of the Holy Spirit, the Lord promised to PROVIDE for us while we wait to be PROMOTED to Heaven with Him!! "Blessed be the Lord, who DAILY LOADETH us with benefits..." Ps. 68:19. He DAILY gives us what we need to make it! Whether it be spiritual or physical; the LORD doesn't want us to be without! He has promised His goodness and mercy ALL THE DAYS of our lives! (Ps. 23:6). 

This Thanksgiving Day, let US be PROMPTED as PILGRIMS to "Enter into His gates with THANKSGIVING, and into His courts with PRAISE: be THANKFUL unto HIM, and bless His name."( Ps.100:4). Let us GIVE THANKS to the LORD for ALL HE HAS DONE!! 



Thursday, September 27, 2018

Patience Please!







First of all THANK YOU to ALL of my readers! I TRULY APPRECIATE ya'll more than you know!! It still amazes me that people take the time to read my devotionals!!

I know I haven't written but a few posts this year. This is because of my health. I was in the hospital for a week in January, very, very sick with 5 issues at one time. It took me months to recover. My body is still very weak from it, and I have had several relapses as well. So, I appreciate your PATIENCE as I am NOW endeavoring to start back with my blog.

 Please keep me in your prayers. I want to serve the Lord from home, by doing what I can while I can for Him. So again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!! I love and appreciate all of the comments I receive and the encouragement! It definitely helps keep me going! If you would, please share my blog with a friend. My goal is NOT to uplift myself, but the NAME OF THE LORD JESUS! I want to try to reach as many people for the Lord as I can! Be on the look out for a new devotional soon!!!

In His Service,
Marcie

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Come and See (Part 1)




The first thing we usually say when we see something that amazes us or we find very interesting is " You've GOT to Come and See This!!" The Bible is FULL of examples where people used these same words, including the LORD HIMSELF! So... "COME AND SEE the works of God;.." Psalm 66:5!

1) Come and See Salvation!  The LORD Jesus was the FIRST to use this term to 2 of John the Baptist's disciples. He had preached "Behold (or look to) the LAMB of GOD!" John 1:36. Now that Jesus was there, Andrew and one other disciple looked and left John to follow Jesus! Verse 38 says Jesus turned  and saw them following Him, and asked them what they were seeking. They said Rabbi, or Master, where dwellest Thou? They wanted to know where the Lord lived. Why? They wanted to know where they could learn from Him, where they could meet with Him, and spend time with the Great Master, Saviour, and Teacher, JESUS!! The Lord's reply was simply , "COME AND SEE." vs.39. The LORD Himself wants to us to COME to HIM FIRST in FAITH, as these men did, believing He IS THE LAMB OF GOD! He turns NO ONE away! He WANTS us to COME to Him. The action of coming to Him is NOT what saves us, but the FAITH that produced the action IS what saves us!! "For by grace are ye saved through FAITH..." Eph. 2:8. Jesus WANTS to restore us to Himself and to have sweet FELLOWSHIP with Him after He saves us!
These 2 disciples went home with the Lord and stayed with Him all day, until around 4pm. They answered Jesus' call to COME AND SEE and were filling themselves with every word He spoke and was spending time with Him in private. They WANTED to get to know their new Master and learn of Him. They didn't want to leave! Christian friend, WHAT are we desiring? Do we want to spend that same time of fellowship in private prayer and Bible reading, so He can teach US one on one?? Are we more amazed by what the world has to offer instead of the ONE that CREATED the world?? What has caught our attention the most THIS DAY????

This CALL to "COME AND SEE" from the Lord Jesus is still open to ALL today!! Have you answered it to COME AND SEE Him as the Saviour?? If not, He is STILL WAITING for YOU to COME AND SEE HIM TODAY! Christian friend: the Lord leaves the invitation for us to "COME AND SEE" Him daily! He has something NEW He WANTS to teach us daily! He wants us to visit with Him and have that sweet one on one time with Him. One day, Praise God, it will be FACE TO FACE!! What will you "COME AND SEE" today?????

(Part 2 soon coming)