In May of 2008, I was meditating on Psalm 34: 1-3, when I came across an unusual phrase. 'My soul shall make its boast in the LORD.' How do I do this? I wondered. Here is that line in context:: I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 … Continue reading Monday Manna – How Can our Soul Boast in the LORD?
In January 2008, our home in Missouri had been on the market for several months without a buyer. We were getting ready to move to California but frustrated and wondering if we'd missed God. One day while I spent time with Him, He spoke these words of reassurance. Since we are walking through a similar … Continue reading Monday Manna – Rest in the Waiting
All of us want to see God and know Him intimately. While I was wrestling with Him about this thirteen years ago, He shared these words of comfort and encouragement: My heart delights in your cries to know Me. For truly you shall know Me, more than you’ve ever known before. I’m taking off cataracts … Continue reading Monday Manna-Restoring Vision
One morning as I sat with the Lord He asked me, What is it that you want? How can I meet your need? Father, I want a greater awareness of Your nearness. I would love to see more in the spirit and discern Your activity in my life and in the lives of others. I … Continue reading Monday Manna – How to grow in the awareness of God
In our world of uncertainty, it is easy to slide into worry about provision. As I was praying for direction about a message to share back in 2012, Abba spoke these words of encouragement. Closer Beloved. Lean in closer. Let Me hold you. Don't worry, My love. I hold all things together with the Word … Continue reading Monday Manna – Ready Supply
In our American culture, stillness is often labeled boring or worthless. Yet, on May 1, 2009, Holy Spirit gave me heaven's perspective. I woke that morning with the chorus-- Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be the name of the Lord… ('Blessed be Your Name' - Matt Redman) "Truly Lord, You give and take … Continue reading Monday Manna – The Value of Stillness
One morning, as I lifted my heart in praise to Him, He said, Come and sit here beside Me. Look out over My creation, the mountains and the sea that you love so much. See the colors of Spring, Summer, and Fall. The crystal snow. There isn’t anything in all of creation that I love more … Continue reading Monday Manna – How He Loves Us