Planning is a very great concept for it helps us to forecast ahead and prepare adequately for what is coming. It’s always good to face life prepared and as they say, it pays to hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. The main challenge comes when we allow the fears of tomorrow and concerns of coming days to rob is the joy of the moment. We can be so much preoccupied with the destination that we fail to enjoy the moments provided for us in the journey. God created life to be lived in pockets called today. There is nowhere else where this comes to play like in the scriptural book of Exodus. God took 40 years teaching his people on the need to live each day at a time. There was no planning for them and each day they had to wait on God for directions. They were given food enough for a day unless it was for the sabbath when God expected them to rest. They lived a life of daily dependence of God. They could have envied the surrounding Canaanite nations who had stores of grain when God expected them to trust him for daily supply. Where do you fault God because you’ve to keep going back to him for daily supply? Where do you wish God gave you everything you need to stop bothering him? Where are you tempted to think God deals meanly with us? God values our relationship with him more than the supplies we get from him and living in his presence is his outmost desire. He gives us bread enough for the day because He wants to see our face again the following day. When it takes long before He provides, trust him. Our manna may not last a week or a month because God is a God of daily relationships.
“Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11 NIV
Last modified: June 26, 2020