My daily bread

In the desert (wilderness) , God  provided manna every morning . The Israelites were instructed to take a daily portion and at week’s end, enough for the Sabbath. To ensure compliance, any excess manna would become infested with worms and stink. 021126_0007_0202.wbc

In their place of preparation for the Promise Land, God was asking the Israelites to change the way they shopped for groceries.  No  more trips to the farmer’s market .   In stead, an abundant supply of flaky food from heaven lay on the ground.  Even their water came from a rock.  The wilderness was a hard place _____but God was with there with them.  He provided  a completely nourishing food because of his love and in daily increments because of His wisdom.

Recently, I heard  and read a sermon about the Israelites that was written over twenty years ago, but  its truth was to me– a timely word. The principles were  the same in Exodus  to the writings of  Isaiah to records of the Garden of Gethsemane– learned dependence on and obedience to the Father.   From that sermon I have one “take away” that caused me to rest and remember that God has a plan:    “God’s place at God’s pace.” 

I have an opportunity to daily practice the nearness of God and seek His counsel . . . on the way to the promise. 021126_0006_0273.wbc

Grace and Peace,030208_0025_0246.wbcCheryl

Related Scripture

Exodus 16:17-20

And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.  And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.

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