I have been camped out in the story of Moses leading the Israelites
out of Egypt and towards the Promised Land for a few weeks now.
This part of the story is found in Exodus 16.
So it's about thirty days into the journey
and the Isrealites begin to complain.
They are hungry and begin to discuss all the foods
they had when they were back in Egypt.
Then the Lord said to Moses,
“Look, I’m going to rain down
food from heaven for you.
Each day the people can go out
and pick up as much food
as they need for that day."
I love that God answered their complaints with a blessing.
He didn't give them a lecture on all He had done for them.
He just blessed them.
How about some heaven sent food?
What really struck me about this part of their story is...
"...as much food as they need for that day."
It reminded me of this part of The Lord's Prayer:
Give us this day our daily bread.
He was providing food for the Israelites for each day.
Not an overabundance, but enough.
Then when Jesus was asked how we should pray,
He said to ask for our daily bread.
Not for tomorrow, but for today.
This promise wasn't just for them.
The promise of enough for today is for us as well.
If we concentrate of being thankful for what He provides for today,
then we are less apt to worry about the provision for tomorrow.
We can stand on the promise of
enough for today.