The “manna” story has been on my heart the last several days, and how living in the day only, with thanksgiving for that day…
Exodus 16:4 – Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you. The people can go out each day and pick up as much food as they need for that day. I will test them in this to see whether they will follow my instructions.”
Then the folks tried to gather tomorrow’s portion for that day, which is what many of us would most likely do, especially “Type A” people like me! LOL
Exodus 16:19-20 – Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it for tomorrow. But some of them did not listen to Moses and saved part of it.” The next morning it was full of worms and smelt rotten, and Moses was angry with them.
Hmmmm, so how many times do I have to remember this lesson?
God gives us what we need for TODAY!
So yesterday for the first time in a while, we went out in the Jeep, and just enjoyed the beauty of His creation and existed on the day’s manna, and a little bbque!
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
When I look at pictures of past visits to the ocean I am speechless. The blue skies, white ocean caps, red flowers, beautiful seagulls, clouds, the golden moon…need I say more?
And I still gaze in awe.
My Father created it all. It will never cease to amaze me. I am absolutely breathless when I see a line of clouds form over the gulf and deliver rain and gusts of wind. My eyes literally tear up when I sit on the edge of the beach and watch dolphins play in the currents. My heart swells at the mere thought of the expansive nature of the ocean in front of me. I reach out my hand to touch the moon, as if I can.
We have so much to see on our earth. Whether it is the ocean, mountains, or even the annoying snow that sometimes seems to bury us…we have a beautiful world. We have misused it and polluted it…..and yet creation continues to cry out!
So I guess today I would suggest that you stop. Stop and look around. What do you see in God’s creation that simply takes your breath away? Don’t let life preoccupy so much that you miss those things of beauty all around. He created it for you in His love and He wants you to enjoy it.