Last month in this post, we talked about dew and how it’s spiritually correlated to God’s mercy. We analyzed the creation of dew and how it cannot be recycled but rather redistributed by new condensation every day.
Having a base understanding of your purpose from God’s mercy will prepare you for what we are going to discuss next. Over the next few weeks, we will have a three-part lesson relating to understanding purpose. Let’s take a minute and discuss how we see not only God’s mercy but also His grace in nourishment!
Just as dew can be considered spiritually correlated with God’s mercy, it can also be correlated with spiritual nourishment.
“And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host. And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat” (Exodus 16:13-15).
Entering the Wilderness
I have heard so many messages about the miraculous exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt. We rejoice over how God brought them out, and we should! However, we don’t always take into consideration that God not only brought them out, but He also sustained them.
Talking about the subject of wilderness can make many people uncomfortable. Maybe you haven’t faced a wilderness. Or maybe you have, and by reading the mere word, memories have already started to flood your mind. God knows exactly where you’re at, and He wants to tell you He’s not only your Way-maker; He’s also your Sustainer!
Provision in the Wilderness
Just like dew is new every morning, so is God’s nourishment! He wants to fill you with heavenly manna and walk with you. He knows a wilderness is hard; He spent 40 days in one! God understands what hunger can do to someone, and He wants to be the One to provide you the nourishment.
In the wilderness, the children of Israel were not allowed to hoard the manna or take any extra for the next day unless it was the Sabbath. Each day, along with the dew, manna was created and provided. The same concept goes for us today: God does not want you to hoard His presence one day and think it’s going to last you for a week. He wants you to receive His provision new and fresh every morning.
Blessing from Provision
God’s manna had such a vital role in the wilderness that it was later placed in the Ark of the Covenant. Manna did not only represent food; it also represented blessing and life. In the New Testament, Jesus asserts that manna came from God and then refers to Himself as the bread of life.
“And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst’” (John 6:35).
Engulfing yourself in God’s presence will not only nourish you, it will also sustain you! Sustainability only comes through a good foundation. And through a good foundation, God will supply blessings beyond measure.
I encourage you today to nourish yourself in the manna and be blessed from His provision!