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  In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos' (matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos' which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain theme over a period of time, say a fortnight have richly edified me. In fact, both styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground' a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.

In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style than the 'Varying topics' one.

For starters in the first month of January I would be dwelling on the theme of the "Christian Journey", with the material being arranged in a Book-like format under which the pages would be opened ( i,e..displayed on-line) on each succeeding day.

So here's wishing you a happy & an edifying read....

Suresh Manoharan

January 6th

Heavenly Manna

…and he rained down on them manna to eat and gave them the grain of heaven. Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance. Psalm 78:24-25
  Yet another amazing similarity that emerges between the ‘redeemed lot’ of the Old Testament & the New Testament is the God’s provisions for the journey. If the physical tiresomeness & hunger of the ‘on the move’ Jews was satiated by an ethereal food, then spiritual exhaustion of a Christian is always taken care of by the renewing & the re-energizing presence of God’s own Spirit within us (Eph 3:16). No wonder, our bodies are called His temple, even as His Spirit indwells us (I Cor 3:16)! WHAT A PRIVILEGE!

  How often, in my walk with the Lord I had apparently reached, the ‘end of the rope’, when I would receive a timely outpouring of His power on my flagging spirit … to carry on…forward. That would be the experience of every Christian, worth his ‘walking’ salt.
  So, let’s learn to draw richly from His inexhaustible source of love & power, as we march forward towards our ‘promised land’ (Col 2:7).

Father, tired, as I am, I often turn to Thee in my exhaustion. Strengthen me in the only way, You can. In Jesus Name.
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