How to Avoid Wormy Manna

It’s audio devo day! During these times of so much uncertainty, how we need the tangible presence of God! If you have felt frazzled this week, Holy Spirit will minister deep peace and rest to your spirit as you listen in today here:

(Strengthened by this? Find more like it on the Feeding on Jesus podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or most other podcast platforms!)

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“Moses said to them, ‘No one is to keep any of [the manna] until morning.’ But they did not listen to Moses; some kept part of it until morning, and it was full of worms and began to stink…” (Ex. 16:19-20).

“Those foolish Israelites!” We might think to ourselves, reading this story. “Didn’t they know God would keep His word to supply them with fresh manna every morning? Didn’t they know, after all the loving miracles He had performed to bring them out of slavery, that He would prove true to them?”

And yet, don’t we frequently do the same thing? Oftentimes, here we are, trying in very much the same way to dip into tomorrow’s provision. Into tomorrow’s manna. God promised to set out a fresh portion of daily bread in the morning. And the next morning. And the next. And every day for the rest of our lives. Yet we often are hunched up into knots trying to figure out a way to secure a safe tomorrow.

Is our strength enough? Is our wisdom enough? Can we carry the world on our shoulders? Can we make sure that all disasters stay far away from us and our loved ones?

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Luke 12:25, NIV) Jesus was asking a very practical question here. The obvious answer being, no one. No one can increase the length (or the quality) of their life by fretting. Not a one.

Then He went on to say, “Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (v. 26). Both questions are rhetorical. Both questions are pointed. Both questions are meant to convince us to give up our quest to single-handedly carry the weight of the world around all day every day.

We cannot dip into tomorrow’s manna today. It’s a waste of energy to even try to do so. Striving to work out our own future in our own strength can only yield rotten, stinking, wormy results… like the Israelites’ decomposing leftovers. Here is the best way to avoid that. Let’s let Jesus carry all the days to come!

He loves you deeply, dear one. Listen — He’s speaking. “There will be manna for your tomorrow, child. I promise. Come, please unload that heavy burden here into My capable hands. You don’t need to carry that anymore. Yes, that’s right. I’ve got it. Now nestle in. Let me hold you. You’re safe here with Me. I’ve got you. I’ve got your family. I’ve got your future. Shhhhh, precious one. Rest.”

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Have you been through intensive “manna training” in previous seasons? Any words of advice to share from your experiences?

 

20 thoughts on “How to Avoid Wormy Manna

      1. haha what a joy my friend. You always make me feel so welcomed and comforted with your blessed embrace 🌟💙.

        Stay safe, keep invigorating us with your enlightenment and have an awesome week Pata ☀🌅🎇 😄

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      2. lol thanks Jennifer. Many of the blessings I have matter alot more to me these days, including my ability to hear the wisdom you speak every time I hit play on one of your precious devotionals.

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      3. I am glad my friend. To know that this is how you feel is the best thing ever 💕😄

        I haven’t gotten a chance to read any of your books as yet but I always make sure to listen to what you have to say 🤩

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      4. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Pata <3✌️😄, and I wish you a happy mothers day and I hope that you have a blast 😂🤘🥳️🎊️🎉️🎈️🎈

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