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Friday, June 22, 2012


He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna…to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 8:3) 
Each morning, I drag my feet toward the coffee pot, wishing I’d bought one with the automatic timer. But once I’ve got steamy cup in hand, it’s time for coffee with Jesus. Not coffee and croissant, donut or bran muffin. Coffee and manna.

Nothing was ever good enough for the Jews wandering the desert with Moses. But God loved them anyway—the patient provider of all their needs. The divine manna God sent each morning was only good for the day intended. No sense packing it away for tomorrow. God wanted them trusting Him daily. 

Scripture, like manna, provides divine nourishment. It feeds our minds, renews our hearts and refreshes our souls. It prepares us for whatever God has planned today. Unlike manna, scripture never “goes bad.” Still—like hot bread from the oven—it’s better fresh each day. 

Coffee with Jesus. Reading God’s Word. Communing in prayer. Opening to the possibilities of what He has planned. God’s Word is always fresh; always nourishing. Always the best way to start the day. 

PRAYER: Father, thank you for being our provider for our physical and our spiritual needs. Holy Spirit, attune our hearts to your leading and help us, Jesus, follow your example. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? When is your favorite time to read scripture?

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you read the Bible first thing in the morning? Last thing at night?


chris said...

I definitely get a lot of my direction for each day first thing in the morning... I feel like I would be lost without this regular practice! It is very quiet and I feel like I can really connect with God early in the morning, before the rest of the world gets moving.

I also read more in depth in the Bible in the evening sometimes.

I liked this verse today Carol, thanks!!

Pam B. said...

I think the most encouraging sentence in your piece was "but God loved them anyway." That gives me such hope!

lynnmosher said...

Oh, Carol, I could never do without my daily manna. That time spent in the morning is so precious. As you said...always nourishing! Wonderful post, sweetie! Bless you!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Lynn - thank you, Miss Lynn. The best way to start the day.