Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 8 Apriil 2020


Temper Tantrum
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28)

Today’s Morsel:  I’m sure most of you, like me, have been out shopping when all of a sudden you hear this loud screaming and scrawling coming from somewhere in the store, and you notice this young tot having a temper-tantrum because he isn’t getting his way.  And I know, you like me thinks that kid needs a good spanking.  Or as I heard one mother tell her kids, you show out on me, I’ll show out on you!  Temper tantrums are a natural part of growing up, but when they happen, there needs to be a time for education.  And the education should happen early on, with the first display of the tantrums.  Usually by the the time a child is four years old, they should have learned the lesson, if they are having temper tantrums after that, Houston we’ve got a problem.  You see, our temper is like a fire.  It gets very destructive when it gets out of control.  Solomon states that he that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.  If we do not put some restraint to restrain our wrath and anger to keep us within due bounds; we become exposed to the enemy of souls, Satan, and we are liable to every sin, snare, and temptation that he sends our way.  The earlier a person learns to control anger, the earlier they learn how to have peace.

Sing: Take the name of Jesus with you, child of sorrow and of woe; It will joy and comfort give you, take it then wherever you go.
Precious name, O how sweet!  Hope of earth and joy of heaven.  Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

Thought For Today: The earlier one learns to control anger, the earlier one learns how to have peace (Parker)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 7 April 2020


Foolishness
“Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left. Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.” (Ecclesiastes 10:1-3)

Today’s Morsel:  I’m sure you’ve probably heard the old saying, “It is better to be silent and be considered a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”  Some folks think that they are wise and smart because they have a secular education or have a good job and income.  But according to scripture, without Christ they are nothing.  Solomon states, “Riches profit not in the day of wrath.(Proverbs 11:4)  In other words,  among men they may be able to do all things; but they cannot purchase the remission of sins, nor turn aside the wrath of God when it is poured out on them for transgressions.  Solomon continues by saying that dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor.  And so does a little stupidity, foolishness, and recklessness by the one that is in standing for wisdom and honor.  He says that when dead flies get into perfume it can spoil its smell; and so a foolish act can ruin the character of a person who has the reputation of being wise and good. In an unguarded moment, many folks have tarnished their reputation which took them many years to acquire.  Therefore, no one can be said to be safe until we are taken to be with Jesus.  Once saved always saved is a myth.  Guard your heart and your actions, and stay close to Jesus.  

Sing: Hold to God’s unchanging hand.  Hold to God’s unchanging hand.  Build your hopes on things eternal.  Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Thought For Today: It’s better to be silent and be considered a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 6 April 2020


Time
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” 
(Ephesians 5:14-16)

Today’s Morsel: Someone said that we all are given the same amount of time each day.  No matter a person's age, race, country, status, or national origin, God gives to us all twenty-four hours or 1440 minutes each day.  And yet some folks say that they don’t have time for church, fellowship, vacation, or time to spend with their family.  How is it that one can and another can’t?  If we work 8 hours a day, sleep 8 hours a day, what are we doing with the other 8 hours in the day?  Do we have a problem with time management?  Or have we allowed the devil to put us in a place that we are slaving for him instead of God.  Time is more valuable than money because time is irreplaceable.  And the quicker we figure it out the better off we will be.  Paul said that we need to redeem the time because the days are evil. Knowing this, how much of your time are you using to prepare yourself against the evils that will come?  How much of your time are you using to prepare yourself for eternity?  Eternity is coming you know!

Sing:  Time is filled with swift transition, naught of earth unmoved can stand.  Build your hopes on things eternal, hold to God’s unchanging hand.
Hold to God’s unchanging hand!  Hold to God’s unchanging hand!  Build your hopes on things eternal.  Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Thought For Today: Time is more valuable then money, because time is irreplaceable.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 4 April 2020


Patience
“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” (Proverbs 16:32)

Today’s Morsel:  Probably of all the Fruits of the Spirit, patience is the least spoken of.  But it is a virtue that must be developed within us.  Peter tells us that we should add it to our faith so that we do not fall (2 Peter 1:5-11).  Jesus tells us to maintain it so we don’t lose our souls (Luke 21:19).  And Paul relates it as a manifestation of one’s true love when dealing with others.  Patience is having the ability to keep yourself under control when you feel like being Ma-Bell and you want to reach out and touch someone.  Isaiah admonishes us, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)  You must learn how to take control of you, or you will self-destruct.  If you faint in the day of adversity your strength is small.  So let nothing disturb or distress you; possess that peace and joy in your souls.  Possess that peace that the world cannot take away.  Remember, patience came with the Holy Ghost.

Sing:  They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint.  Teach me, Lord, teach me Lord to wait.

Thought For Today: “Let nothing disturb or distress you; possess that peace and joy in your souls, which the world cannot take away.”


Friday, April 3, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 3 April 2020


Discontentment

Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.(Hebrews 13:1-5)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things that the enemy of our soul likes to do is to cause us to become discontent with who we are and what we have.  Television ads, magazines, billboards, and many other periodicals are pushed on us to get more or to change what we have. Cosmetic companies tell women and men that they are getting old and ugly and that their products will make them look younger again and prettier or more handsome (my wording).  Companies play on one’s conscience of discontentment.  There is a strong push and pull on the conscience for you to keep up with the Joneses and stay young, to get more, to get the latest and greatest.  Satan and his demonic forces are doing everything in their power to keep us discontented.  But Paul admonishes us, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  Jesus says that He already knows the things that we have need of.  Therefore, He tells us to seek first the Kingdom of God and what we have need of will be added to us.  The grass may look greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed.

Sing:  I lean on You Lord, I lean on You Lord, for the things that I need I lean on You.  When I don’t know just what to do, I’ve got the faith You’re going to see me through.  You supply my every need and I lean on You.

Thought For Today: “The grass may look greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed. “

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2 April 2020


Marriage Maintenance

“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.” (Ephesians 5:21-33)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things I learned in the Army was how to perform “Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)”.  No matter if it was a vehicle, a weapon, a protective mask, or the barracks room, we had to know how to do it by the book.  This procedure helped us to see and identify shortcomings and problems with our equipment before they happened.  When it comes to marriages, most couples do not realize that it takes maintenance to ensure their relationship continues to work.  In many cases, because they do not keep a check on it, they end up with problems and then, in some cases, must spend a lot of money trying to fix it.  Paul cautions husbands and wives to submit to each other in respect for the Lord.  A marriage between a man and a woman, done God's way reflects God intended purpose at creation and keeps the home in perfect peace.  Paul relates marriage to Christ and His church.  He says that Christ gave Himself for the church and that a husband and wife should give themselves to each other (my wording).  When is the last time you pulled some PMCS on your marriage?  A marriage may be made in heaven, but the maintenance must be done on earth.  

Sing:  I love you; I love you; I love you.  What more can I say, but then I truly love you.  And I'll try to live my life so that it says it too.  I love you; I love you; I truly love you.

Thought For Today:  “A marriage may be made in heaven, but the maintenance must be done on earth.”  

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 1 April 2020


Unemployed
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things that I have heard nearly all my life is, “Working for the Lord doesn’t pay much but the retirement benefits are out of this world.”  Paul tells the church at Colossi that whatever they do, do it heartily unto the Lord and not unto men.  In other words, do things without murmuring and complaining, because they love God.  Throughout scripture, in the book of Proverbs, Solomon consistently cautions against slothfulness and laziness.  And yet many do not see the reason to work.  Paul told the church at Thessalonica,  “For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.(2 Thessalonians 3:7-11)  Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4)  There is a name for people who are not excited about work … Unemployed.

Sing:  When He calls me, I will answer.  When He calls me, I will hear.  When He calls me, I will answer, I’ll be somewhere working for my Lord.
 I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working for my Lord; I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working for my Lord.

Thought For Today:  There is a name for people who are not excited about work … Unemployed.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 31 March 2020


Disappointed People

“A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.”  (Proverbs 19:3 NLT)

Today’s Morsel:  Every so often, I like to get another translation of the Bible out for clarity of scripture and its meaning.  In the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, today's passage states, “The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.(Proverbs 19:3)  In other words, the foolish, having brought about disasters by their own perverseness, turns around and angrily complains against God.  They fail to realize that you reap what you sow.  The Nearly Inspired Version (NIV) (humor) states, he ruins his own life and then blames God. People like to blame God for their calamities and dilemmas, but what I have found is that 99.9% of the time it is of their own doing.  “Wisdom crieth without;" Solomon said, "she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.” (Proverbs 1:20-30)  If you ever notice, the most disappointed people in the world are those who get what is coming to them.

Sing:  Aren’t you getting just a bit tired of fooling around?  You try to laugh your way through life, but you’re not gaining ground.  Why not try the Lord today, just asked Him in your heart to stay; and you’ll find Jesus love to be the greatest give that you've ever found?
 Jesus got ahold of my life and He won’t let me go.  Jesus got into my heart He got into my soul.  I use to be oh so sad, but now I’m happy free and glad; cause Jesus got ahold of my life and He won’t let me go.

Thought For Today: The most disappointed people in the world are those who get what is coming to them.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 30 March 2020


The Next Generation

Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.(Deuteronomy 11:16-23)

Today’s Morsel:  Life affords us no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.  Scripture tells us, “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.” (Psalms 145:4)  The history of the church is so important to our children.  If the history of the church is lost, the next generation will have no hope. The book of Deuteronomy is a book of remembrance. Moses wanted this new generation of the children of Israel to know who they were and how they had gotten to where they were.  Deuteronomy chapter 11, is somewhat a repeat of Deuteronomy chapter 6.  As stated, it’s a book of reeducation.  What are you doing to teach your children about what God has done for you?  Are you opening the book before them and showing them who they are and where they came from? Maybe the reason we are having so much role reversal, disrespect for authority, perversion, divorce, and incarceration, and rebellion is the opportunity to educate the next generation is being missed.

Sing:  Tell me the story of Jesus, write on my heart every word; tell me the story most precious, sweetest that ever was heard.  Tell how the angels in chorus, Sang as they welcomed His birth, Glory to God in the highest!  Peace and good tidings on earth.

Thought For Today: Life affords us no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 28 March 2020


Convictions

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.(Proverbs 3:1-4)

Today’s Morsel:  What are your convictions.  How deep do they run?  Are they personal, church, or biblical?  Some folks think that church convictions are personal convictions, and personal convictions are biblical convictions.  As a Christian, all three should be prevalent in your life and you should know the difference between them.  Once you have this understanding deep within you and you have a clear knowledge as to why you have each, people will be more impressed by the depth of your convictions than they are by the height of your logic.  Remember, if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.

Sing:  Though all hell assails me, I shall not be moved.  Jesus will not fail me, I shall not be moved.  Just like a tree planted by the waters, I shall not be moved.

Thought For Today: If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 27 March 2020


Kindness

O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.(Psalms 117:1-2)

Today’s Morsel:  Kindness is one of those traits that came with the Holy Ghost.  It is listed as one of the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).  It is an attribute of Christ.  Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  Psalms 117 is the shortest psalm of the 150 Psalms written in the book of the Psalms, and it calls for us all to praise God for his merciful kindness.  When we think of God’s kindness, we think of His compassion, benevolence, thoughtfulness, and gentleness.  Jeremiah realized God's kindness when he wrote that God’s compassion fails not, it is new every morning (Lamentations 3:22). Paul, wanting the church at Ephesus to know of God's kindness, informed them, “ And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:1-8)  If you want to speak God's language, then learn to be kind to others.

Sing:  Thy lovingkindness is better than life.  Thy lovingkindness is better than life.  My lips shall praise Thee, thus will I bless Thee.  I will lift up my hands unto thy name.

Thought For Today:  Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 26 March 2020


Obedience

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
(Romans 16:17-20)

Today’s Morsel:  They say that if you want to be a leader with a large following, just obey the speed limit on a winding, two-lane road.  I keep trying to figure out why so many who say that they are born-again will obey the secular but not the spiritual.  I wonder why they will obey secular leaders and not spiritual leaders.  Maybe they forgot that disobedience did not come with the Holy Ghost in their New Birth process.  Paul told the church at Rome that their obedience has come abroad to all men.  He begins the Book of Romans by telling them that First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.(Romans 1:8); and now their obedience. First faith and then obedience.  What lessons do we learn here?  It is this:  That our faith in Christ should produce obedience to know and to learn more about Christ, and our obedience to know more should increase our faith to live the way that He desires us to live.  Obedience is better than sacrifice.

Sing:  I want to live the way that He wants me to live.  I want to give until there’s just no more to give.  I want to love, love till there’s just no more love, I could never, never out love the Lord.

Thought For Today:  To be a leader with a large following, just obey the speed limit on a winding, two-lane road.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 25 March 2020


Helping Others

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.” (Romans 15:1-2)

Today’s Morsel:  When I first entered the army for my basic training, I was motivated, energetic, could run long distances, and do the physical fitness test without any problem.  Not much seemed to hinder me.  But I found myself doing lots of push ups and being chewed out by my Drill Instructors because I was not helping my weaker team members.  And so I quickly learned to help my team members who were weak and needed encouragement so we could all graduate together and they, too, could reach their full potential.  Paul said that we then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves.  There are many weak Christians in the church today.  Some of their own doing and some not of there doing.  However, those of us who are strong in the Lord and know the truth of the Gospel must help those who are weak.  Again, Paul admonishes, “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14); “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself… As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.(Galatians 6:1-3, 10)  No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of someone else.  As a matter of fact, Jesus said that when you have done it to the least of these you have done it unto Him.

Sing: You’re my bother your sister, so take me by the hand; together we will work until He comes.  There’s no foe that can defeat us when we are walking side by side, as long as there is love we can stand.

Thought For Today:  If you see a turtle on a fence post, know that he didn’t get there by himself. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 24 March 2020


Anger

“Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.” (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things that I learned at an early age living on the farm was to not disturb a wasp nest when there are hundreds of them on it.  Some of them serve as guards.  And when you anger them, look out, as they have no problem defending themselves and the others in that nest.  There seems to be a lot of anger arising in the world today.  I know that much of it has always been around ever since Satan was kicked out of heaven.  But now it’s starting to surface its ugly head in the church.  Many scriptures caution us to not allow it to get into our hearts.  Anger, like castor oil, is not an easy dose of medicine to swallow.  It’s bitter and nasty. And if you do not control it, it will destroy you or cause you to hurt someone else.  Solomon states, "Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools."  If you allow anger to get into your heart, it can destroy you.  Be careful.

Sing:  Jesus keep me near the cross, there  a precious fountain; free to all a healing stream, Flows from Calvary’s mountain.

Thought For Today:  Anger is a stone thrown at a wasps nest. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 23 March 2020


Instruction

“Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.” (Proverbs 4:13)

Today’s Morsel:  A few days ago, I saw a police officer who had rescued a dog from the floodwaters of the Mississippi.  When he brought the dog to safety, he needed someone to hold the pole and lasso so it would not get away until those who would take it to safety arrived.  And so, a gentleman volunteered to do it.  The officer began by giving him clear instructions on how to hold the pole and lasso so that the dog would not hurt itself or him.  When we turn to the word of God, we must take ahold of it and not let it go as it is our lifeline.  The instructions help us by showing us how to put our lives together correctly.  If you feel that your life is turned upside down, go back and check the instructions, the Bible.  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”(2 Timothy 3:16-17)  If at first you don’t succeed, try reading the instructions. It usually works every time.

Sing: Hold to God’s unchanging hand.  Hold to God’s unchanging hand.  Build your hopes on things eternal.  Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Thought For Today:  If at first you don’t succeed, try reading the instructions.