Friday, 2 July 2010

Fresh Manna

This morning I was meditating on Exodus 16 about how God gave fresh manna in the desert to the moaney cry babies of Israel. My, my, how we as humans forget so easily how much God has freely given us. There are so many things for us to be thankful to God for, yet many times we moan and complain because we do not have what we want. When we want it. We, or at least I can many times be like the Israelites wanting the comfort food. The stew with the leeks and onions for a bit of flavour. The instant fast food of self gratification. Not the food from heaven. Yes it is hard to give God his portion first. To daily seek God's face and lay down our own will and emotions to be the living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. Yes, being that living sacrifice can be a rather scary thing. In fact I guarantee that the flesh has no desire to be put on the barby. Like the Israelite people many times we would rather eat (consume it on our own lusts) the sacrifice rather than "Be the sacrifice". The carnal personality struggles to enter into God's rest, instead of just chillin out and resting on His breast listening to the sound of His heart beat. Waiting to find out what it is that our Lord wants for us each new day. More times than I want, I can be like the farmer who wants a crop but doesn't want to plant any seed. So for dinner he serves up the seed on a plate for him and his family and then moans because it is not satisfying. I don't know about you but I want the fresh manna every morning. The kind that comes only from communing with God. It is in that time of getting with God and resting in His presence that we are given the fresh manna for each new day.
Manna means "What is it?" So if we are to be sustained in the heat of every day living. We have to gather our answers from God in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8) That is the Kiros time not the chronos time. It is when we cease from our own labor and simply rest in our Lord that He gives us the answers to face each new day and all the challenges it may bring.
So go for it, gather your fresh manna but only enough for today because each day has it's own new challenges. (Matthew 6:34)

1 comment:

  1. Each day I know that I should come before the lord and seek His sustenance for the day. But how easy it is to be side tracked. How easy to run into the day without waiting upon the one who has all the answers. Lord this day I lay the peices of my life before you and wait for your fire to fall. Come burn up all the dross. Refine me like gold, take away all that is not of you. May I not moan and groan in dissatisfaction over the things I long for. The unfulfilled desires of my heart. But may I know my true satisfaction in the here and now. In that which you feed me this day. I know that my times are in your hands. I know that you are my constant companion and there is no need that you cannot fulfill. So I choose to rest in you to take with both hands your more than enough for every day, for every hour, every minute, every second, every breath.
    'You may not know what it is I give you each day. You may not understand it, but each morning I impart something new to your spirit. Something unique to that day. I fill your hunger, I satisfy the deepest ache of your heart. know that my food is good, that it brings strength and health to your bones, joy to your spirit. I AM. I AM more than enough, I see it all, I know it all. How can you say that I am not enough to fulfill your needs. Did I not make you? Do I not count the very hairs upon your head? Do I not know your thoughts before you even think them? My love is higher than the highest mountain, deeper than the deepest sea. It never fails, it never ends, it sent my son to calvary.. ...For you and only you I would have done it. Nothing can remove the love in my heart that I have for you. Your name is engraved, carved upon my hand. Nothing, no noone can take you out of my remembrance. Each and every way I turn I am reminded of you. You are my creation the delight, and love of my heart. A reflection of my glory, my arms and legs to those around you. How I long for your heart to beat at one with mine. How I long to see my heart, my desires reflected in you. I see you, I know you, I love you, I hold you and I'm never going to let you go. I can and I will sustain you with my more than enough. Let the truth that I know what you need sink into your spirit. Do I not, as a father who loves you, desire to give you good things? Yes my heart is that you would know life to the full, life in abundance that you would taste the good fruit of the land into which I lead you. I call you into freedom. I lead you through the desert place, ministering to your needs and then I bring you forth into the land of plenty. A land that flows with milk and honey. Do not despise the small stuff along the way. It is a small taste of the good things which are to come. By pillar of smoke and fire I lead you protected from all that would harm you. be not afraid that you are not enough. I have chosen you and called you by name and I AM will lead you on. No striving no struggling I have it all in hand. Rest dear one, rest dear heart and know that I give you mannah for the day. I give you this day your daily bread, I give you this day all that you need. Put your hand in mine and let us walk forward. Put your hand in mine and let us step towards your promised land. Let us dance together in freedom, of the new joy, the new song I put within your heart."
    Mannah grace from heaven...


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Please know that I pray for you all by name and take the time to ask God to bless you and speak directly to your heart as you read the words I write.
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