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 .