Enough for Today

9 Aug
I have been camped out in the story of Moses leading the Israelites 
out of Egypt and towards the Promised Land for a few weeks now.
This part of the story is found in Exodus 16.
So it’s about thirty days into the journey 
and the Isrealites begin to complain. 
They are hungry and begin to discuss all the foods
they had when they were back in Egypt.
Then the Lord said to Moses, 
“Look, I’m going to rain down 
food from heaven for you. 
Each day the people can go out 
and pick up as much food 
as they need for that day.”
(verse 4)

I love that God answered their complaints with a blessing.
He didn’t give them a lecture on all He had done for them. 
He just blessed them.

How about some heaven sent food?
What really struck me about this part of their story is…

“…as much food as they need for that day.”

It reminded me of this part of The Lord’s Prayer:

Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:11

He was providing food for the Israelites for each day. 
Not an overabundance, but enough.

Then when Jesus was asked how we should pray, 
He said to ask for our daily bread.
Not for tomorrow, but for today.

This promise wasn’t just for them.
The promise of enough for today is for us as well.

If we concentrate of being thankful for what He provides for today, 
then we are less apt to worry about the provision for tomorrow.
We can stand on the promise of
enough for today.

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22 Responses to “Enough for Today”

  1. Jaimie August 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Do I ever need to remember this on a daily basis!! "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself…"God is so faithful. But he named himself "I AM," not "I Was" or "I Will Be." He is in the here and now, and that should be enough for us, too. :)Thank you for this!

  2. Sarah Fontenot August 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    This is beautiful! What a great reminder of how the Lord provides for our every need. Not in excess – but He gives us exactly enough. Thank you so much for linking up with me today!

  3. Christina Morley August 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Hi Saved Sister! I found you on the Finding New Friends Weekend blog hop and I'm now following you. I enjoyed reading this and you explained the Word so simply in a devotional style. Nice! I just finished a long series on being "Thankful" and I used the Isrealites and their journey to the Promised Land too. :)Now I've started a series on "The Oil" at http://happymomshappyhomes.blogspot.comTina – mom of 4, author and blogger of 5 blogs

  4. mare ball August 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    His grace in enough, too. We don't need to store up treasures here in this life. 🙂

  5. MyJourneyBack August 10, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Oh what a great post and so true. Thanks for this reminder!Blessings,Sherry

  6. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    I needed this reminder too Jaimie. So thankful that He reminds me of His promises so often. He is so faithful. Blessings!

  7. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    Thanks so much Sarah! I was reminded to be satisfied in today. When I can do that, then I will definitely worry less about tomorrow. Love linking up with you each week! Blessings!

  8. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Hey there Tina! So blessed to connect with you. Following you as well. Loved what you shared today on your blog about Jesus and His time at Gethsemane. Looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  9. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Mare so very true. His grace. Overwhelming. Blessings!

  10. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    Thanks so much Sherry! LOVED the adorable picture of your grandbabies you shared on your blog today! Blessings!

  11. Gisela August 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Yes! Yes! YES! His grace IS sufficient and to keep focused on the day at hand is what we need in order to keep our sanity. Our Lord knows it well and He tells us many times, but we tend to forget…at least I tend to forget…but thanks to Scripture-Inspired posts like yours we can refocus and turn our eyes on Him once again and on His perfect provision. Blessings! and thanks for the post.

  12. Wendy August 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    And how bountiful is that grace when we need it friend! Thanks so much! Blessings!

  13. Theresa August 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    WOW! Reading these posts is always powerful but this was intense. I needed to forgive someone, I need to trust and remember God will provide! Thanks for linking with Thankful Thursday!

  14. Courtney G August 11, 2012 at 2:08 am #

    Day by day for sure! Lovely post:)

  15. Wendy August 12, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    Thanks Theresa! I know how hard it is to forgive sometimes as well as trust for provision. Thankful that He reminds me of the fact that He has done both for me. Will be praying for you friend. Blessings!

  16. Wendy August 12, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Thanks Courtney! Blessings!

  17. Jenni August 12, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    What a wonderful reminder… Thanks for sharing this on the Thrive @ Home link-up!

  18. Diane August 25, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    I often forget, in thinking of the things I would like to have, of the blessings of having enough. Of having enough food to eat for today. Of having enough money to pay our bills for today. Often I find myself feeling particularly greedy. When enough isn't. Thank you for this gentle reminder! And for sharing it on NOBH!

  19. girlgrowsup.com September 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Visiting from Always Alleluia this morning. This post and scriptures are a good reminder for me as I head back home from a weeklong vacation…dreaming of. Beach house!

  20. Wendy September 2, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    Thanks so much Jenni! Loved connecting with you all there! Blessings!

  21. Wendy September 2, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Oh me too friend. Me too. I listened to a message once that said that when we begin to worry it is an alarm to start praying. That message helped so much. I needed this reminder as well. Blessings!

  22. Wendy September 2, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    So thankful that you visited today! What a wonderful place to spend a vacation! Blessings!

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