"This is the Bread which came down out of heaven. It is not like [the manna that] our fathers ate and they [eventually] died; the one who eats this Bread [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] will live forever."
John 6:58 AMP
Have you ever complained, or probably more accurately, heard your kids complain,
"There's nothing to eat in this house!"?
We often moan that we can't find anything to feed our tummies while all too often ignoring the hunger in our souls. We are just like the Israelites after God freed them from slavery in Egypt.
They witnessed miracle after powerful miracle yet soon forgot those miracles and God's power. They listened to their tummies over the state of their souls. They complained they had nothing to eat, lamenting that the food they had in Egypt was wonderful, even going as far as wanting to go back...back into slavery.
God's answer to their grumbling is found in Exodus 16:4:
"Look, I'm going to rain down food from heaven for you. Each day the people can go out and pick up as much food as they need for that day. I will test them in this to see whether or not they will follow My instructions."
For the next forty years God provided for their physical needs while cultivating their spiritual passion.
Exodus 16:17-18 says:
"So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, some only a little. But when they measured it out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what it needed."
Just as the Israelites had to trust God to provide and then be obedient to do the work of daily gathering manna; we must trust God and do the daily work of being in His Word. God desires to commune with us each day and His Word is His primary source of communicating. As we daily gather the manna of the Word our soul is nourished with the vitamins of wisdom and knowledge; the minerals of insight and discernment; the proteins of the Spirit. As we daily gather the manna of God's Word our souls are fed and satisfied with the richest of food and we begin growing spiritually strong as we learn God's ways. Daily manna gathering is the way we perceive God's will for our lives. His Word contains all we need for life.
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