Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A fresh supply of God's Word

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A fresh supply of God's Word
Hello, the Lord has given us another day to live for Him!  It's a great Wednesday and I'm praying for you now before the sun rises today. I pray that the Word of His grace would build you up today as you spend time with you and the Lord in His Word. Let's get a fresh supply!  I know the Lord will minister to you through "lifewords" today. You are greatly loved.  amy
Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God."  I love this so much. Lord thank you for Your Word!  Fresh Bread today! He has a fresh supply of His Word for us as we spend time in It.  Jeremiah 15:16 says "I did find your Word and it was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart."  Oh that we would find His Word today and it would be the joy of our hearts!  It has been freely given.  Let's go in search of the Living Word today and allow our Redeemer to refresh us, replenish us, feed us with a fresh supply of the Living Bread!  
Remember the bread that came down from heaven for the children of Israel every day but the seventh day for 40 years? In Exodus chapter 16, the Lord was not happy with Israel's grumbling. He told Moses He was going to rain down "bread from heaven" and they were to gather it every day, except the 7th, and He would supply it for them each morning. In doing so they would know that He was the Lord their God.  For the next 40 years, He taught them reliance apon Him for their daily sustenance. When they first saw the fine, white substance covering the ground, looking like coriander seed, they asked Moses what it was and he said, "It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat." Wow! the bread the Lord gave them to eat! The people called in manna. I believe this is a picture for us today concerning the Living Bread.  The point I want to focus on is that the bread from heaven, the daily sustenance, the daily food, had to be gathered every morning as an act of their obedience to His will. Every morning. They could not store the manna, or save it up (it would rot and become worm infested even the first night), but  they needed to gather a fresh supply for themselves and their family every morning for 40 years. They could bake it, boil it or eat it raw, but every single day, except the 7th day  when they were to rest, they were gathering just enough food for  their family and remembering their God who supplied it.
As His children, we must search for and receive fresh manna from the Lord each day. The Word is the Bread.  He is the Bread of Life. Jesus said we are to live by the Word. Every morning He wants to give us a fresh Word, a fresh supply of His Word.  It sustains us. It nourishes us. It feeds us. It is our lifeline to Him. It is Him speaking to us. If the Israelites did not gather the food God provided each morning, they did not eat and they became weak with little strength. He wanted to teach them reliance on Him day by day.  The Word of God must be day by day, morning by morning in our lives! If you start feeling like you have little spiritual strength,or like you are fearful or overwhelmed or stressed or doubtful or confused or apathetic or self is what you need to do. Get more fresh manna from heaven in the morning! He is more than enough. His Word is so rich. Be desperate for your time with Him, your time in the Word. "Your Words were found by me and I did eat them!" Today we can receive an abundant supply of all we have need of from our Lord, but we  have a choice to search for it,  gather it and eat it. He will allow us to choose not to, because we have a free will.  All by grace.  In closing, think about Jesus' Words from Jn. 6:48-51.  "I am the Bread of Life.  Your fathers ate manna in the desert and they are dead; but this is the Bread which comes down from heaven, so that a person may eat it and not die.  I am the living Bread which has come down from heaven.  Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world."
Reading through the Gospels, Psalms and Proverbs
Today's Reading:  Proverbs 8                    Psalms 13,14                        Matthew 13,14

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