#22 [His Provision] Illustrated Faith Gratitude Documented 2018
"Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. The people went about and gathered it and ground it in handmills or beat it in mortars and boiled it in pots and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like the taste of cakes baked with oil. When the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell with it." -Numbers 11:7-9 (ESV)
I didn’t mean for this to end up like a Dr. Seuss rhyme but anyway 😂
When the Israelites began their journey of wandering the desert for what seemed like an eternity they eventually ran out of food they carried from Egypt. They cried out to the Lord to provide food for them in a desolate place. And He did!
He provided manna for them. It rained down from heaven everyday in just the right amount for them. They didn’t have to worry about saving up enough for another day or how to store or it or even cook it. It was ready to eat. We can speculate like it was a bread like material that probably had all the nutrients they needed to give them strength and energy and nourishment. Pretty sweet deal right? No meal prep!
Well, eventually they got tired of it. It wasn’t like the food they remembered in Egypt. They wanted something better. In the middle of nowhere desert and they wanted options. What did they want, a buffet? God wasn’t happy about this. He provided exactly what they needed when they needed it and it still wasn’t good enough. They wanted meat. .
He gave them meat. Through ravens. In fact, He provided them so much meat for a whole month they had it coming out of their noses.
Don’t reject what God provides for you. He will always provide His children with what they need. Always. You will never go without. 🙌🏻.
#9 [forgiveness] Illustrated Faith Gratitude Documented 2018
"To us, O Lord, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets." -Daniel 9:8-10 (ESV)
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”