DAILY MANNA TUESDAY 4 MAY, 2021

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DAILY MANNA TUESDAY 4 MAY, 2021 was created by FemiClef
  _It is advisable that you prayerfully and meditatively read the text first_  *REASONS FOR CONFIDENCE* *TEXT:* PSALMS 118:5-14_*KEY VERSE* "The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" (PSALMS 118:6)._  Every day we make journeys using planes, trains, buses, cars or boats. We trust these vessels to take us to our destinations. As we journey through life, we are faced with trials and troubles which often make us to trust someone or something for help. Who or what we trust in life determines our success or failure, progress or retrogression, victory or defeat. We must trust God to guide us on earth and to our eternal destination. The writer of this Psalm shows how much he trusted in God's ability to guide him through the vicissitudes of life. He has the testimony of answer to prayer. Every answer to our prayer is an evidence that God is with us and we need not fear what man can do to us. He also recognised that God was fighting his every day battles so much that he needed not worry about the foes that surrounded him. Unfortunately, there are those who magnify enemies and minimise God in their hearts. They are more conscious of their enemies than God. The psalmist in his experiences realised that "it is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes (man)". No doubt, he had skills, courage, and strength but he did not rely on any of these for his victory. He had confidence in God's eternal love. God's love is unchanging in spite of changing circumstances. Like the psalmist, no matter the challenges or battles, we should trust God for help and strength. Because of His name, love and power in our lives, we have enough reasons to go through life assured of deliverance and victory over sworn enemies. *THOUGHT FOR THE DAY* Trust in God guarantees irreversible triumphs.  *BIBLE IN ONE YEAR* JUDGES 5-7. *MEDITATION* Tackling life battles *1. The call*I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place, v5. *Q* How do you handle your own distress? It is not the distress that matters but how you handle it*2. Your confession*The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?, v6.*Q* What is your usual confession? If God is not with His children, is it the children of the devil will he protect?*3. The conclusion*The Lord takes my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me, v7. *Q* What is your desire towards your enemy? "The desire of the righteous shall be granted*4. The comparism*It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man (princes), vv8,9.*Q* How do you compare trusting in the Lord to putting your confidence in man? The psalmist knows what he is saying from experience*5. Conqueror mentality*All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them, vv10,11.*Q* Do you have a conqueror's mentality based on the word of God or a defeatist mentality? "As a man thinks of himself, so is he".*6. Their capacity*They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them, v12.*Q* Are you frightened by their number and power? The number of the adversary does not matter to God but your faith*7. The challenge*Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me, v13.*Q* How challenging is the attack? You will not fall if you believe that "greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world*8. The chorus*The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation, v14.*Q* Do you sing? What type of songs fill your mouth? Learn from the psalmist. *Prayer points*Pray for power to be a victor and not a victim in life Ask for grace to exhibit the right attitude that will always make you a conquerorAsk that your faith and confidence will be rooted in the unfailing word of GodIntercede for all brethren that their faith in God will not fail during difficult times *HYMN* Trusting everyday. (GHS 22)

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