Manna Moment: 05/30/2020
Time: 1:35pm – 2:20pm
Lord, I just want to say, I thank You for this space! I honor You; I love You for this place! If it had not been for You, really, truly, and exactly, where would I be!?
Momma, I woke up this morning and I told you and Allen, “Good Morning!” I said, “Hey Momma, and sighed….Hey Allen, and sighed.”
I got up out of the bed….and stretched. Got ready to start my day. I’m not sad. I’m O.K.A.Y!!! I want ya’ll to know that I’m really good.
I don’t know what prompted me to think of the book. The story, our story! But I got up, got the keys to unlock the closet, and got the box I’d placed in there almost 2 years ago. I got a copy of one of them, got back in the bed and I read it. I read it from the front cover to the back. I remembered! I cried! I smiled, and I felt a sense of relieve and believe in those very words I wrote in the dedication, the very last page, and the back cover!
When I was done reading Momma, I said, “I love you Momma, I love you Allen! I love you Daddy! I sighed…I smiled….and I dried my face!!
Then a thought came up…scratch that…then the Lord said, “Psalm 1.18”….me, and how my mind works, I got the Bible and I searched. I said, “okay Lord is it an 18th verse of Psalm 1, do you mean Psalm 18, or Lord, is it actually Psalm 118?
As I looked at Psalm 1 for an 18th verse, there wasn’t one, but I noticed the entire chapter was for me, from verse 1 through 3, and all the way to the last one…verse 6.
It all began at “Blessed is the man….” I said, Thank You Lord…Thank You Father!”
Then I went to Psalm 18 “The Lord Is My STRENGTH!” This entire chapter was for me. Verses 1, 2, 34-36, 46, and 49-50 all stood out to me like LIGHTS…
Verse 1: I will Love You, O Lord, my strength.
Verse 2: The Lord is my rock and my fortress and deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Verse 34: He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Verse 35: You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.
Verse 36: You enlarged my path under me, “So my feet did not slip.
Verse 46: The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Verse 49: Therefore I will give thanks to You. O Lord, among the Gentiles And sing praises to Your name.
Verse 50: Great deliverance He gives to His Kings, And shows mercy to His anointed To David and his descendants forevermore
After I read this, all I could say…is…”Thank you Lord, Thank you Father!…”
Then I went to Psalm 118”God’s Mercy Endures Forever”…had me in complete awe! The entire chapter again was for me….
Thank You Lord! He knows exactly what we need when we need it. I thank you Momma, Allen, and Daddy for being with me this day…allowing me to feel your comfort and Lord I thank you for being that comfort, allowing me to hear so that I could receive comfort.
Ya’ll, I’m okay….Momma and Allen…I’m strong…I don’t hurt…I’m Loved!!!