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Friday, October 28, 2011

Destined for Great things? Who Me?

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 teaches us that God will reveal things to His own - Christians, that the rest of the world will never really know or understand. He says, "No mere man has ever seen, heard, or even imagined what wonderful things God has ready for those who love the Lord. But we (Christians – those who have committed their life to Christ) know about these things because God has sent His Spirit to tell us, and His Spirit searches out and shows us all of God's deepest secrets."

Part of God's phenomenal plan and one of His great secrets that He reveals to us is that He takes ordinary people like you and me and calls us kings and priests in the earth. Rev. 5:10 says, “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth." “Reign on earth.” Doesn’t that sound powerful? But what does it mean?

Look around you. Is it difficult to see the demonic forces of Satan working in the earth? Can’t you see the greed, destruction, corruption, and evil that has invaded this earth? There will be a time where God will deal with these demonic forces once for all. But at this time, as a king you take authority in prayer over these invading forces. You cast down evil imaginations. You cast out fear. You know who you are in Christ. You pray in faith knowing that God is working on your behalf. As a priest, you are able to learn, know, and discern God’s will and be the priest of encouragement to your family and the world around you. That has everything to do with your destiny.

It is easy for you to look in the mirror, see your own shortcoming, be aware of your sins and failings, and think, “How could I ever be used of God?” The truth is, every person God ever used had major shortcomings and failings, all while they were being used by God. Your life is and will be a process of learning and practicing to become more Christ-like. But God has already received you and washed your sins away and made you righteous in His eyes. It can be so difficult to put your arms around that kind of love can’t it? Nonetheless, it’s true! Despite your shortcomings—it’s one of the secret truths of God—He’ll use you, even though you feel unworthy and inadequate. And if you will spend the time with Him, He’ll speak to you through His Word every day as His priest to give you a work of encouragement for yourself, and one that will also encourage someone who needs it in the course of your day. Be aware of that and you are walking in your destiny!

Isaiah 50:4 (NLT) “The Sovereign Lord has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know what to say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.”

In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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What People are Saying About Pastor Tim and Fresh Manna

I have received literally thousands of comments emailed to me regarding Fresh Manna and how it's helped people in their walk with God, and speak to their hearts that day. I want to thank all of the readers and their kind comments and Praise God for the privilege to touch people with His love.

Here is small sampling of what others are saying . . .

Dear Pastor Tim,
Your daily dose of Scripture and personal messages are just what I need and I have shared Fresh Manna with others. It really speaks to each one of us personally, no matter where we are in our walk of faith. THANK YOU!!

Dear Pastor Tim,
Just a note to say thank-you for your diligent work on " fresh Manna" It truly is a faith building message everyday. my wife and I both appreciate you and Renee. We would not be the people and Parents that we are today without the two of you! Have a blessed day.

Pastor Tim,
I just want to let you know how precious your words of Fresh Manna are to me. If I didn't know better, everyday this week I could believe that your words were directly aimed at me and the things going on in my life. It's very evident that the Holy Spirit is working in your life. Thank you for your faithfulness in all that you do - the time you spend on Fresh Manna touches my life and so many others in a wonderful way!

Pastor Tim:
Thanks for taking the time to send us messages each day. I have benefited greatly from several of your messages which God has used to speak to me about a particular concern that I had been praying about at exactly that time. In addition to God's direct speaking to me, I love to be able to simply spend a few short minutes in the Word every morning and you have made this so very convenient for all of us, thank you for your ministry.

Pastor Tim,
Your Fresh Manna today was awesome.Thank you, Pastor Tim, for faithfulness to God through this ministry.

Pastor Tim,
I sincerely appreciate your obedience to God in walking out the Fresh Manna path he is leading you on. Every day is blessed when the Word has first place in my life, and your obedience to the call He's given you has been instrumental in planting the Word in my heart.

Dear Pastor Tim,
Thank you so much for today's Fresh Manna. I have really been feeling overwhelmed and overly busy lately. I felt the Lord speaking directly and clearly to me through today's Fresh Manna. I love waking up and reading Fresh Manna everyday. It really keeps me going (and gets me going). I'm so thankful for your obedience to the promptings and leadings of the Holy Spirit that we may be so blessed by your wonderful gifts, Pastor Tim. Thank you for ministering into mine and Jon's lives daily. God bless you!

Pastor Tim,
You don't know who I am but I thought you need to know that what you are doing is AWESOME! I am a busy teacher and I appreciate your efforts EVERYDAY to further my growth in the Lord. Thanks for your commitment and consistency. I hope you get as much out of it as I do . . .

Pastor Tim,
Again, this is an awesome teaching. It really ministered to me . . .

Pastor Tim,
Wow...excellent fresh manna....just wanted to let you know that I very much appreciate each day the fresh manna that you provide. It is amazing how when you are going through difficulty, how God speaks to your situation whether it be the Bible, the inward witness, an encouraging word from someone else, or a daily dose of fresh manna . . .

Pastor Tim,
Every time I read your Fresh Manna I receive direction from the Holy Spirit. I feel at times that the Holy Spirit has been working on me in a part of my life but my heart was not as open as it should be to hear clearly what He has for me. Your Fresh Manna helps to open my heart . . .

Pastor Burt,
I am once again amazed at your gift of speaking to my heart . . .

Pastor Tim,
Thanks for being so real with all of us Manna readers, it take guts to tell everyone how your really feeling . . .

Pastor Tim,
. . . as always you are so on with your manna & your timing is outstanding . . .

Pastor Tim,
I just wanted to thank you for Fresh Manna; I look forward to reading it every morning when I arrive at work. I also thank you for your dedication in writing and sending this to everyone 6 days a week! Your messages and insight give me encouragement as well as educate me . . .

Pastor Tim,
Thank You so much for all your wisdom. I feel very fortunate to be able to read your devotions each day, and I look forward to having them lift my spirit, if need be, and also, they help me learn the bible verses better. I have done limited bible study in my life, so far. I am happy to be a part of your list. Thank you so much . . .

Pastor Tim,
Speaking of giving honor to whom honor is due, thank you for your faithfulness in sharing your daily manna and everything else you do . . .

Pastor Tim,
Your ministry through Fresh Manna is one of the blessings that has touched my life this year. Thank you for your tireless effort. You remind of Dr. Tsion Ben-Judah in the Left Behind series. I look forward to your daily messages . . .

Pastor Burt,
I just wanted you to know how extremely timely your word from the Lord is. You are right on . . .

Pastor Tim,
. . . thank you for sharing such honest and compassionate feelings about your marriage to your lovely lady . . . it takes a lot love and guts to do that and I have the greatest love and respect for you in doing that . . . I know the LORD is there in your life . . . Praise God for People like you . . .

Pastor Tim,
I am really Blessed by reading Fresh Manna. It is amazing how I would be pondering stuff the night before, and Fresh Manna will give me the answer the following day . . .

Pastor Tim,
Just wanted to drop you a short eNote To say how much I enjoy receiving the ministry of Fresh Manna each day. Such a blessing to me. I appreciate your sharing personal experiences with the readers . . .

Pastor Tim,
Thank you so much! You helped answer many of the things that I have struggled with about faith . . .

Dear Pastor Tim,
I can't thank you enough for sending this manna today! It's exactly what I asked God for this morning! He is so faithful, and I'm so glad that you are, too . . .

Pastor Tim,
Thanks for being "radical" and continuing to inspire that radical active fire God baptized me/us into . . .

Pastor Tim,
Everyday I most look forward to your email. So do several people I fwd it to. Then we chat about it. You have no idea the number of people you touch - and the ways in which you touch them. The other interesting thing is - when we seem to be dealing with something - you end up writing on it in your manna. God is funny like that . . .


In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

Published by Pastor Tim Burt
Copyright© 2011 All rights reserved
http://readfreshmanna.blogspot.com/

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Published by Pastor Tim Burt
http://readfreshmanna.blogspot.com/