A friend at church asked when my daughter is getting married. I said, May 25, and her eyes got big.
She said, Oh, that’s really soon. Like I should be scared.
So I was scared.
I had one of those talks with God where he sits calmly in the chair and I pace all around him, throwing my hands up in the air and asking how in the world I am gonna do new job and wedding and all the stuff in between.
He answered me with one word: Bread.
One day of bread at a time.
Moses gives the Israelites clear instructions from the Lord. Gather enough manna for today. “No one is to keep any of it until morning.” (Exodus 16:19 NIV)
Those who try to get enough bread for tomorrow will find nothing but maggots and the stench of decayed food.
God sits unmoved in the chair, and his eyes lock hard with mine. He says, I will not give you what you need for May 25 until it is May 25. I will not give you what you need for May 24 until it is May 24. I will not give you what you need for May 23 until it is May 23. Do you understand?
So I have quit checking Facebook and email first thing when I wake up. Steering away from the computer, I am going straight to my Bible and prayer notebook. I have great needs, so I must gather manna.
Just enough for today.