Have you had manna from God today? When God sent the Israelites food in the wilderness, they said “What is it”? They were blessed to receive the food they needed every single day while wandering in the wilderness. And although they didn’t know what it was, God told them what it was. It was there provision and they were to gather enough for themselves each day except the Sabbath in which case, God made sure the manna carried over for that day. It was their daily portion that would give them complete satisfaction.
God gives me “Manna” every day too!
God’s Word is His Manna to us. Oh how precious and wonderful to have this daily food for our soul right at our fingertips every single day. Growing up in America and having so many Bibles readily available is such a huge blessing and one that is easily taken for granted. Why or why do I act ungrateful so much of the time?
There have been times I felt as though my life was mundane. I had forgotten the “Manna” that God had given me. Shame on me! How often I am like these Israelites, complaining, and whining to God almighty who has supplied my every need from day to day and even way more than I ever could have imagined! Yet, I have presumed upon His grace and griped and complained because I wanted something different or was tired with the way things were at the moment.
Lessons I’ve learned from Manna
Manna (my daily provisions) are enough and even more than enough from God. God provides my Spiritual, my physical, my emotional, needs from day to day. Nehemiah 9:15 And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.
Manna is priceless! Where would we be without daily provisions? No amount of money can pay for the good things that God gives us. The greatest thing He has given us is the sacrifice of His own dear Son. Have you tasted of this manna? Jesus said “I AM the BREAD OF LIFE” John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Manna was fresh every single day. God’s mercy to us is fresh every day. His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23 and His faithfulness reaches to the clouds. (Psalm 36:5) Every single day God fed the children of Israel and every single day He will feed us from His Word.
Manna from God fills us up. Blessed are those that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.(Matthew 5:6) Fill yourself up with God’s Word first before thinking about all the physical needs. Not only does it fill you up, but it can keep you filled up all throughout the day. Keep His word stored in your heart and meditate on it. He’ll give it to you as you need it and call to remembrance what you need at just the right time.
Manna from God is my daily portion. Just as I am served a portion of food each day to feed my hungry body, I need God’s portion every single day or my soul is going to starve, shrivel up, and die. I can’t and I shouldn’t try to live on yesterday’s soul food. Psalm 119:57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Manna from God strengthens us for the day. All I have needed they hand hath provided. Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me. No food=No strength, No Spiritual Food = No Spiritual Strength Psalm 119:28 …strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
Manna won’t be needed one day Just as the Israelites finally reached the promised land and God stopped the provisions of Manna, one day we will reach the promised land of eternity and will no longer need that daily portion. The Lord is our portion forever and we will be with Him for all eternity. We will be complete in Him. (Philippians 1:6) Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Next time your tired and want to complain, look to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. (Hebrews 12:2) Remember what He endured for you so that you could have Salvation and His daily provisions. Remember, that one day you will be forever with the Lord.
I heard a saying recently, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough” (aff. link), but I like to say it as Gratitude turns what we have into more than enough. Just as His mercies were new every morning to the Israelites in supplying them a fresh supply of Manna for the day, so is His mercy toward us.
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