I watched an amazing video today. It's about the literal miracle of manna falling from heaven for many years in a Christian mission in Angola. You can watch it on YouTube.
The Old Testament “Manna” has a whole new meaning to me. When the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, God provided them Manna, or bread from Heaven. It was literally food falling from the sky. God gave them enough Manna for one day. He gave just enough for today; not for tomorrow, but only for today. If the Israelites tried to save it for the next day, it rotted and got wormy.
Are you in a desert experience right now? Whatever you earned, got lost? All your savings gone down the drain? All your plans fell apart like a house of cards? Your future looks like a barren, endless, hot desert? I have good news for you. *God still gives Manna in our desert experiences.*
When you are wandering and lost in a desert experience that you never expected to be in, you can still find Manna. It comes in many forms like: a new job, a pay raise, a financial gift, a bonus, an overtime allowance, a rent reduction, an unexpected promotion, a friend returning the money he borrowed from you long back, a business profit, encouraging words, praying friends, loving family, a timely email, and so much more.
We all have heard much about “one day at a time” living. At first I thought living with today's problems was a coping-in-crisis response. Now I learned that it is a faith response. God has helped me to take my eyes and mind off the future or the past. Today is what I have. I have started to live in today. Today I have many things to thank God for. God has given me enough for each day. I have food in the fridge. I still have a job. All my body organs and senses are working well. I may not have everything for the future. But I have enough for today. Each day is a journey of faith to see how God will meet my need today. He is sovereign and He has orchestrated the timeline to meet my need today. He still gives Manna in the desert.
Today is the day that the Lord has made, and He will get me through it. Today is the day I make a difference by making the right choices. Yesterdays are dead, tomorrows are unborn, today is alive. Therefore I choose not to worry about tomorrow, because Jesus said, "tomorrow will worry about itself". And my God who walks with me has no yesterdays or tomorrows. He lives in the eternal present. Therefore, for me, every day with Jesus is a walk of faith and trust.
What God is doing in Angola reminds me of this text. _"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen_." Ephesians 3:20-21. God of miracles is still doing miracles today. Manna is still falling in Angola today. Expect Miracles everyday.
*When life brings you to a desert, look for the Manna*