I have quoted Dr.John Stumbo many times. He is a minister who recently received his doctoral degree, and who also in the past 2 years has gone through tremendous physical pain and heartache with a rare blood disease. He is close to putting his journey into book form.
Here is what his blog today said, in part...
"In the uncertainty of our current journey, I’m going back to the most basic of principles: I have all the grace I need for today. I don’t need tomorrow’s grace until tomorrow. Yesterday’s “manna” doesn’t save very well. But, I definitely have what I need for today—actually more than I need."
He has a way of challenging me to think in new directions...
'Yesterday's manna'... the grace God gave us to live out our lives yesterday... that was 24 hours ago. I have moved into today, and I need a new dose of grace and manna for this day.
It has already been provided!
Today's grace is mine, and yours. Tomorrow's manna will also come... tomorrow.
...Our source for manna and grace has no limits.
...Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
I do have to add a personal note about manna, since I often find myself in the same sandals as the Israelites who were not always thrilled at God's provision...
Manna does not always look like I wish it looked...
If I were picking the manna, I would probably select lavish food falling down on a silver tray. Oh how ridiculous and selfish our thoughts can be. The silver tray contained the life of Jesus, offered up for me. The daily grace and manna is still another gift... all of it undeserved.
I am living right now, in this new 'today', with every need of my heart, mind and life, provided for.
Today's grace and manna is enough... as long as I trust in the God who provides all of it.
I choose to trust Him.