We Can’t Live On Yesterday’s Manna

Our Daily Bread.  Today my family and I face the scary threat of a cancer, which wages war in my body. It’s a time to seek God with all our hearts. A time for intensive prayer, not intensive care. Yesterday’s faith won’t suffice. This is a new challenge for the faith God gives us today. 

I find this truth in the time God fed His people on their Exodus journey through the wilderness. The wonder bread was called manna, which in Hebrew means, “What is it?” A wonder is just that. You wonder how it could be. Except for the Sabbath, this wonderful food could not be held over as leftovers for the morrow. It had to be gathered and used daily.

I’ve experienced many of God’s wonders through my life, but I am seeking a fresh, new miracle TODAY.  I’m believing there are no limits to what God can do, but we are required to meet the condition in His Word. One is to seek him fervently and daily.

The Time to Seek God. This idea was revealed to Moses “I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” (Gen 3:34 NLT) We must find God in our present moment. We should neither borrow tomorrow’s troubles today, nor live on yesterday’s grace. It’s as Jesus taught, “Don’t worry…about tomorrow. Tomorrow can take care of itself! One day’s trouble is enough for one day.” (Matt 6:34 Phillips).

In my novel, Jake’s Gold, God meets Jake Thorn in a vision of a golden staircase and says, “If you look for me in what has been, you will not find me. I am today, not yesterday. If you seek me in days to come, you will not find me there. I am today, not tomorrow. I am with you now in all of your todays.”

That God who is found in the “now” is also seen in St. Paul’s writings, I tell you that the “right time” is now. The “day of salvation” is now. (2 Cor 6:2 ESV).

When the Evil Day Comes. So put on God’s armor now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy’s attacks; (Eph 6:13 GNB) Notice, the word is “when,” not “if”. No one gets through this life without facing that day. We are facing that time now. Paul’s word brings me comfort and strength, especially as it’s paraphrased in The Message. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued.

Even so, come Holy Spirit, bring your comfort and peace. Come Lord Jesus, bring your healing touch. Come Father, and teach me patience and trust to endure suffering as your faithful disciple .

2 thoughts on “We Can’t Live On Yesterday’s Manna

  1. “Forget not his benefits” Recently while facing opposition and troubles on every front the Lord reminded me of how many other situations he has delivered me from with miraculous deeds. I began to have a fresh realization that HE IS ABLE! But as so often happens I began to dwell in those dark thoughts that ask “Is He willing?”. I was cast down and given over to hopelessness as I remembered the times when I did not see his miraculous powers arrive like the cavalry. I guess that is the battle that brought victory in the furnaces of Babylon. Which side of faith will we stand on? You are able Lord and whether you are willing or not I will praise you because your plans are better than mine. Only with this will a mature believer see the flow of miracles.


    • Thanks Wadie, very true and very well said. The next few days will tell whether God is sending in the cavalry
      or the infantry. We can be sure he will send an answer. His cavalry would be nice. But either way, He is
      Lord and He is good, all the time.




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