a manna mentality

a manna mentality is what we need to see us through this COVID-19 crisis.

“Our Father in heaven,   . . .   Give us today our daily bread,”   (Matthew 6:9,11)

“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you.  . . .  and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord.”  (Exodus 16:4,7)

“The Israelites ate manna forty years,   . . .   they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.”   (Exodus 16:35)

The Israelites received manna new every morning, just what they needed for that day, no more and no less.  (post – “manna – a message of mercy)  They could choose trust or they could live in fear that tomorrow would be the day the manna would run out or would cease to appear.  I wonder if they asked themselves as they lay down to sleep each night  . . .

will there be manna in the morning?  like the dew upon the ground-

will there be manna in the morning?  will it be enough to go around?

will Your mercy rain down from heaven?  as You reign over all from above-

will there be manna in the morning?  the proof of Your unfailing love.

 

will there be manna in the morning?  or will Your mercies run dry?

for without Your manna in the morning, we all will surely die.

the manna manifests Your glory, bread of heaven come down to earth,

freely given to us each day, greater than gold its worth.

 

there was no more manna in the morning, when we entered the Promised Land,

we fed ourselves, forgot our God, and the manna we received from His hand.

would the manna never fall again?  heaven fell silent and still –

till the miracle of the Manna in a manger appeared, sufficient the earth to fill.

 

the Manna was broken on a cross one day, multiplied a thousand fold,

enough to feed a hungry multitude, with leftovers abounding, untold.

Manna rained down from heaven once again, revealing God’s mercy, love and grace-

food for hurting, starving souls, they looked Manna in the face.

 

“the Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread: and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of Me.’ ”  (1 Corinthians 23-24)

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves.  Then He gave them  . . .   They all ate and were satisfied, the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.  The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.”  (Matthew 14:19-21)

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life.  He who comes to Me will never go hungry,’ ”   (John 6:35)

 

manna, God’s broken bread for His broken people, God’s gift that makes us whole.

manna fed the Israelites in the desert each day,  bread of heaven sustaining their souls.

yes, there will be manna in the morning, it flows freely from Calvary –

there will always be manna in the morning, God’s provision for you and for me.

 

God’s mercy rains down like the manna, new with the dawn of each day,

Ours but to go out and to gather it up, to lift up our hands and to pray.

thank You, Lord, for the manna – new every morning like dew,

refreshing our souls and reminding, the One who sustains us is You.

 

there will be manna in the morning, I can sleep well tonight –

knowing God’s provision awaits me, His manna – a beautiful sight.

there will be manna in the morning, heaven’s mercies poured out while I sleep,

raining down blessings from heaven, sufficient my soul to keep.

 

thank You, Lord, for the manna, the evidence of Your care.

thank You, Lord, for reminding me, You are always there.

thank You, Lord, for giving, just enough to see me through today,

thank You, Lord, for teaching me to trust, using manna as the way.

 

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning (like the manna); great is Your faithfulness.”  (Lamentations 3:22-23)

we don’t need to hoard, we don’t need to panic buy, we don’t need to make decisions driven by fear, we don’t need to live full of fear- there will be manna in the morning!

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”   (Matthew 6:34)

sincerely,     Grace Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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