Excerpted from Your Daily Cup of Inspiration by Dianna Hobbs (EEW President & CEO)
Exodus 16 when the children of Israel were in the wilderness. Do you remember when God fed them “manna” which, in Hebrew means, “What is it?” That manna was literally bread from heaven God had rained down for His people to eat. But there was one stipulation: they could only gather up enough for a one-day supply.
Moses instructed each family to collect as much as they needed for that day, but not to try to hoard or store any until morning.
But inevitably, there were some hardheaded people (like we all can be sometimes) who disregarded the instructions God sent through His servant Moses.
The Bible says in Exodus 16:20 that some of them kept part of the manna until morning.
You know what happened to it?
The next day, they discovered it was full of maggots and stinking!
You see, God had them on a day-to-day diet, which likely went against the preference of those “planning types” who just had to know what the future held. They didn’t like the idea of thanking God for the meal in front of them and trusting Him to provide for the future with no savings, nothing stored up, and no nest egg.
We all like to have some idea of how things will come together and what the future holds. But in order to teach us to trust Him, God sometimes takes us through our “manna seasons” when we have nothing stored up except faith and confidence in God’s faithfulness to provide.
And He’ll do it every time!
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