Good morning people who are grateful for what sustains you on your journey.
Exodus 16:35 NIV The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.
Manna was a small thing, but it sustained the Israelites forty years. This is incredible!
Here’s what I hear Father saying, “Don’t despise the small provision that is enough for the journey.”
Sometimes we question God’s provision because we are looking at our wants, not at our needs.
These following two scriptures are insightful:
Philippians 4:19 NIV And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 23:1 NIV The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
It’s interesting that Psalms 23:1 in the NKJV says ‘I shall not want’. This is talking about not lacking anything that we need. Yet to often people reduce this to their wants. We must handle the Word of God correctly.
Father’s promise of provision is in relation to our true needs, and it is released through our full obedience.
Maybe it’s time to look at provision differently.
Paul’s words to young Timothy are worthy of meditation:
1 Timothy 6:6-10 NIV But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
May we truly be content with what God provides.