“Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:3
Oh my goodness. The weather in my neck of the woods has been ridiculous. Although I live in the South, we’ve gone through two rounds of winter weather in two weeks, with another storm on the way! And what is the first thing Southerners do when they hear the word “snow?” Why, we head to the store for milk and bread, of course!
We’re encouraged by weather forecasters, emergency management officials, and the guy behind us in line at Sam’s Club to stock up. After all, you never know how long you might be “snowed in!”
If only we were as diligent about filling our stores with the word of God.
Good thing the Israelites didn’t have to worry about snowstorms while they wandered in the wilderness. God’s instructions with regard to the manna He provided kept them from hoarding the miraculous stuff, or else it would spoil. They had to daily rely on God’s grace, His provision, His care for them.
And that’s how we “stock up” on God’s word. Daily. We don’t binge-read one day, and lay off the rest of the week, and expect to see results. It’s a daily walk, and daily we have to restore our faith stores.
Every day He wants to commune with us. The Creator is never too busy to meet with you! He designed us to have regular communication with Him.
His mercies are new every morning. His love endures forever. And we ask Him daily for manna from Heaven, His word giving life and light to our hungry souls.