trying to save my manna

The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. And when they measured it by the omer, he who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little. Each one gathered as much as he needed. Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.” -Exodus 16:17-18

The hardest thing about God’s provision is that He only gives us enough for Today. Now, whether today means literally today…or this year…or this season in life, it depends I guess. At any rate, I understand the Isrealites’ struggle and I’m totally admitting that I am trying to be a manna-hoarder right now. I know, can you believe it? The Lord, in His kindness, has poured out to me blessings upon blessings…money, relationships, security, belonging, more “stuff” than I care to have…and here I am, trying to hide away my money in some bank account…and my relationships in some corner of my heart, hoping I can keep ’em for later…just in case.

I don’t know yet what God is calling me to do, or where He’s calling me to be. But I do know that He’s given me enough for Today…and when tomorrow becomes today, that will still hold true.

One thought on “trying to save my manna

  1. It's amazing how we are all guilty of this in some aspect of our lives. We are blessed with so much, and yet we long for so much more. At what point is enough…enough?

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