Jesus said, “I AM the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry.”
Today I am hungry!
We had our inspection yesterday, which uncovered an electrical problem, some dry rot, and possible foundation problems. None of which are a big deal in the grand scheme of life. Let’s not forget that thousands are dying everyday due to illnesses caused by the consumption of dirty water. But, last week I was enjoying a God moment after our house was sold for asking price within four hours.
For a few days Anna and I were excited about a debt free life and the possibility, for the first time, of being able to put a down payment on our next house. We even began to dream of some fun things to do with money in the bank, like a vacation to visit family in England, or a new truck. Today, however, we are praying that God will make a way for us to break even.
I woke up this morning to reflect on Deuteronomy 8:3. “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”
The beauty of knowing that God provided the Israelites manna for 40 years while they wondered in the desert and that Jesus was able to feed the 5000 with two small fish and five loaves of bread is that there is no doubt in my mind that God can take care of all of our physical needs. But there is a deeper truth that God is teaching me in these scriptures. Manna is only good for one day. It is an exercise in faith. God will give us everything we need for today; any leftovers would mold and need to be thrown away. Jesus also instructed that when we pray we should ask our heavenly Father to, “Give us TODAY our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11)”
As I adjust my dreams to our new reality I am so thankful that Jesus is what I truly desire and need more than money in the bank, a vacation, or even a new truck. God will take care of the details. I on the other hand will focus on Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”