“Dear Lord, provide the manna we need to make it through our trials today. In Jesus Name, AMEN.”
And there in the center of the table, bread appeared. We couldn’t believe it. After our small group Bible study prayed for God to give us our daily bread, we opened our eyes and saw strawberry bread before us.
That was fast service. 🙂
Our Bible study met at a new café in the area and it was actually a sweet gesture by the manager to bless us with complimentary bread, but we also saw it as God’s reminder that he hears our prayers and sometimes, he gives us a quick answer.
God never intended for us to take life more than one day at a time.
When the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, God fed them with flakes of manna from the sky but they were instructed to gather only what they needed for the day because it would spoil at night.
In the same way, the Lord wants us to come to him every day with our prayers and needs because he wants to spend time with us every day and knows life can be overwhelming if we don’t.
I find my most anxious days are when I am more concerned about the future than the present. When I worry about next year rather than today. When my brain fills up with a truckload of scenarios rather than the reality of this day.
In Lamentations 3:23-24 it says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
It’s important to surrender our hopes and dreams to the Lord each day so we can receive his new mercies.
A daily dose of Jesus.
When we turn over all our concerns to the Lord before we ever start our day, the anxiety about the day calms down.
In Matthew 6:34 Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
That’s not in the Bible by accident. Jesus knew we needed to be reminded not to dwell in the future.
This Lenten season I am going to ask God to help me, a girl who has a propensity to worry about what’s down the road, to make the present my home. I am going to ask for daily manna from God and let that be enough for 24 hours.
Does anyone want to join me?
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