Monday, June 18, 2018
Exodus 16:4-5 – Then the Lord said to Moses, "I will
rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and
gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether
they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what
they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other
The other night as I lay in bed contemplating
the day's finished work and what needed to be done on the morrow, once
again, I felt somewhat overwhelmed: so much to do, so little time to do it
in. It was then that the story of God feeding His people with manna came to
my mind. Every day, God rained down bread from heaven, that His people
would be well nourished during their trek through the desert. Each day,
except the Sabbath, they were to go out and collect the manna. The manna,
other than when God so ordained it, did not keep for the next day. Picking
it up was a daily task.
Then it came to me: God is still
providing daily manna for me each and every day, if only I will take the
time to collect it. Through the disciplines of prayer, meditation, and
fellowshipping with Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit within, my
spiritual basket collects the manna of His guidance, strength, wisdom, and
anything else that I might need for my day.
Wow, spiritual manna
from heaven — what an amazing thought! — available daily to
each and every one of us, if only we will make and take the time to collect
and feed upon it.
What are you collecting in your spiritual
basket today: worldly junk food or manna from heaven?
Prayer: Father God, thank You for spiritual manna, available to us
daily. May we choose to collect it through the disciplines of prayer,
meditation, and fellowship with Christ through Your Holy Spirit, that we
might be nourished and strengthened for the tasks of the day. In
Christ's name, we ask. Amen.
Lynne Phipps <email@example.com>
Atlin, British Columbia, Canada
for Today: The closest some people ever come to perfection is when they fill out a job application.
for Today: Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (NIV)
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Father, grandson T once again needs your help in acquiring a full time dependable job. He put his notice in on part time to quit before receiving word if he was accepted at the full time job. So now once again he is jobless and blames everyone but himself for his problems. He needs a softened repentant heart Lord. He needs You to rise above all the deceit and darkness in his life. In Jesus name remind him of the love he held for you as a little boy. He is now a 24 year old man with two children and is not being responsible for his obligations as a man! In Jesus name, Lord, bring him to his knees with heart and soul focused on You so that he will clearly see the light of truth. Amen
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