For several weeks now I keep getting confirmation on a thought or topic that God puts in my heart, through *David Wilkerson’s e.devotions. I will have this thought going on and then my inbox will have in bold letters CONTENTMENT – “Yes, Lord, I get it and will write it down!” This is one of those…enjoy!
There is a chorus we sing, He’s more than enough, He’s more than enough, He is El Shaddai the God of Plenty. That principle resounds throughout scripture. If it’s important enough for God to repeat, it means He wants us to get it.
Exodus 16 The Israelites had just been delivered from 430 years of slavery in Egypt. They walked through one of the greatest phenomenon of all time – the Red Sea. They were FREE! It took them all of three days to find something to grumble about. We read this text as we sit in our comfortable chair, sipping a fresh-brewed mug of coffee, in front of a high-tech computer, thinking, those ungrateful children of Israel. Don’t they realize God has answered their 430-year old prayer and delivered them? Hmm…ten minutes ago we stood in our kitchen complaining over the slow brew of our coffeemaker!
Are we content with the daily portion, which God so faithfully provides for us? Or, are we grumblers? What are some of our daily portions?
- His love and compassion are new every morning! Lamentations 3:22-23. He gives us the exact portion we will need for our day.
- Jesus Christ became our portion. He was the fulfillment of prophecy spoken by Simeon, Luke 2:25-32. Jesus Christ provides everything we need.
- God continues to give us our daily bread, when we ask for it in prayer. Matthew 6:9-13
How does it all tie together? Whenever we see “bread” mentioned in scripture, it means the “fullness of God”. In the Old Testament, God showed His fullness in providing the Israelites their daily food – manna & quail. In the New Testament, God shows His fullness by providing His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. John 6:48-51.
What do we need today? Each one of us needs something different. One may need understanding. One may need financial resources. One, physical healing. One, encouragement. God is more than enough and will provide exactly what we need, when we need it, when we go to Him in faith and ask in Jesus’ Name. He will turn your rock into bread, the fullness of Himself.
Are we content with today’s portion?