Written during a time when the author faced a great health challenge, Morning Manna offers 365 days of readings reflecting on Bible verses that will feed your heart and soul. Taken from sermon notes and personal study Steve Gaines' meditations on the Word will bless you on your journey.
These devotionals were written during the weariest, most difficult days of my life. As the song says, "Life is hard, but God is good." Some of these devotionals are synopses of sermons I have preached over the years. Others are simple thoughts I have entertained and enjoyed as I reviewed and meditated upon various Scripture Memory verses. There is at least one devotional based on a text from every book of the Bible. The reader will find almost as many entries written from Old Testament texts as from the New Testament. This book has been demanding, but it has also been a labor of love. A great missionary once said, "I'm just a beggar, telling other beggars where to find bread." That is exactly how I feel as I share this work with you. I am on the way to heaven and offering hope to others on the journey. May these devotionals bless your heart, feed your soul, and nourish your thoughts. Jesus has set a table for two. He invites you to dine with Him (Revelation 3:20). Pull away, weary pilgrim. Hunger no longer. His morning manna awaits you. "O taste and see the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8). As they say at the Mexican restaurant, "Enjoy!"
Dr. Steve Gaines officially became the seventh pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church on August 1, 2005. Dr. Gaines was ordained to the Gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church, Dyersburg, Tennessee, in 1980, and he received a master of divinity and doctor of philosophy from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Gaines and his wife, Donna, have four children and nine grandchildren.