Daily Bread

“Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.’” Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. “For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” — John 6:31-34 (Found in Ex. 16)

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. — John 6:35

‘Give us this day our daily bread. — Matthew 6:11

Are you hungry and/or thirsty? Are you getting your daily dose of Jesus? We need to gather (manna) it just as the Israelites gathered the manna everyday.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Accepted!!!

‘Now when you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted. — Leviticus 19:5

Results of Justification
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, — Romans 5:1

Thank you God for sending Jesus, the ultimate peace offering, that I may be accepted. What love to send Your Son as justification that through Him I may be acceptable in Your sight. What peace is mine.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

I Never Knew You

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ — Matthew 7:21-23

The reality of this verse breaks my heart. I wonder how many who believe they are Christians will hear these words of our Lord when the day comes and they stand before Jesus.

Jesus states here that the one who does the will of the Father will enter heaven. Jesus did the will of the Father. Jesus is our example. Are you practicing the will of the Father or still seeking after your own will and desires? Have you surrendered your life to live for Jesus or are you living for yourself? Are you seeking the will of the Father by searching the scriptures to know His will?

Many who call themselves Christian are hard workers in the church. Some do good to others for the betterment of all. Some are nice, lovely people but are simply playing the game, the Christian game. If I do this or do that I will make it to heaven. But do you seek the Lord? Do you walk minute by minute with Him? Is He your all in all, your everything? Do you know Him?

Are you calling yourself a Christian but still living a sinful life? Do you use the excuse that you are a sinner saved by grace? Christ paid the price so you could be a saint, a saint because of the price Christ paid. Are you still practicing lawlessness? Did Jesus practice lawlessness? NO. We are to strive to be like Jesus and yes because of our sinful nature there will be times when we will fail and sin. But walking closely, obeying the will of God and trusting Him minute by minute we can keep ourselves away from the power of sin over us. So walk in the grace of God as you obey the law and do the will of the Father for His glory.

I really hope you will evaluate your walk with Jesus. Do you know Him? Are you going to hear those dreadful words? I hope not.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Where’s Your Focus?

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. — Matthew 6:33

Jesus’ own words say to seek His kingdom and His righteousness first. He wants the best for us and seeking after Him and His righteousness makes all the difference in our lives.

Why do we struggle, work exhaustively, stress out, worry and fret to feed ourselves and clothe ourselves? Why don’t we use that worthless energy more productively by seeking what is beneficial, eternal and worthy?

Jesus allows us to focus on the important things in life — His kingdom and righteousness — while He provides for the temporal needs — clothing and food.

So where is your heart and focus today? Are you trusting God to provide your needs and seeking Jesus?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

I Will Dwell

. . . “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word. — Isaiah 66:2

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite. — Isaiah 57:15

O how I long to dwell with “the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy”. O Lord revive my spirit when I come with a repenting heart. Keep me humble in all my comings and goings. I tremble at Your word because it is truth and convicts my soul. I tremble when I see Your majesty and glory and realize I am not worthy to stand before Your throne. But I rejoice because You do allow it and desire to dwell with me.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Your Confidece

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36

Life changes. Your routine, well managed life is turned upside down. New events challenge your routine. The hours of your day seem to have gotten shorter, demands on your time come from all directions and your peaceful, close encounter life with Christ seems to be fading in the stress of this overwhelming turn of events.

Do you ever miss Jesus? Is your relationship with Him so close that when you start drifting away you miss Him and yearn for His presence?

No matter what happens in life “do not throw away your confidence”. Our confidence is found through the blood of Jesus allowing us entrance to the holy place*. We need that holy time with Jesus. It has a great reward. We need endurance to fulfill the will of God. That endurance comes from our time in the holy place with Jesus. For by our endurance we will gain our lives^. Jesus is our life and without Him our lives are filled with disappointment, weakness, lack of confidence and stress.

Don’t throw away your confidence to approach the throne of God. For therein lies God’s promises.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

* Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, — Hebrews 10:19
^ By your endurance you will gain your lives. — Luke 21:19