Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 19 January 2021



For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.(Proverbs 23:7)


Today’s Morsel:  In his book, “As A Man Thinketh” James Allen states, “ Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts.”  Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; therefore, they remain bound.  If you want to improve your circumstances, then you must change the way you think.  As the apostle Paul admonishes, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.(Romans 12:1-2)  David realized that his circumstance was caused by his impure heart, and so he prayed, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.(Psalms 51:10)  If you want to change your circumstance, change the way that you think.


Sing: Change my heart, O’ God, make it ever new.  Change my heart, O’ God, may I be like You.


Thought For Today:  Circumstances are usually controlled by the way we think.


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