“Give us this day our daily bread.”
– Matthew 6:11
The Children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness without food. God told Moses not to worry. There would be bread from heaven every morning and quail for meat every night. The next morning, they woke, looked out on the fields and exclaimed, “What is it?” (Manna in Hebrew literally means “What is it?”) Manna was the daily gift God sent—the first bread from heaven. God gave them just enough for each day. If they collected too much and tried to hoard the manna, it became wormy, rotted and started to smell. The Provider was training them to literally trust in God one day at a time. God gives life one day at a time. The joys, pains, challenges and struggles all come in bite-size chunks. Don’t spend your time worrying about tomorrow. You will miss out on today. Let tomorrow’s worries be tomorrow’s worries. Today is all you have. Don’t waste it. It is too precious a gift to lose.
Terms of the Week!
Daily Bread: All of our needs: physical, mental, and spiritual.
Manna: The bread God gave the children of Israel in the wilderness. In Hebrew, manna literally means “What is it?”
Need: The essentials for survival. Food, clothing, shelter, etc.
Providence: A term sometimes used for God acknowledging God as our provider.
Want: The non-essentials that you’d like to have but can live without.
Remember One Thing
God gives life one day at a time. The joys, pains, challenges and struggles all come in bite-size chunks. Don’t spend your time worrying about tomorrow. You’ll miss out on today. Don’t waste it—it’s too precious a gift to lose!
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