Thursday, February 1, 2007

What a morning!!!

As I woke up this morning at 5:30am and opened up the windows I saw something that usually makes me very unhappy. It was snowing! Snow in Charlotte means total chaos for this city. Growing up in WV snow isn't that big a deal to me. In fact, it's one of the reasons we left WV. Our last winter there we had 36" of snow, no power for 5 days, no water for 7. It was a MESS!!! But this morning was different.

This morning as I watched the big flakes fall I was immediately reminded of the Israelites while they were in the desert. They would wake up every morning, get their baskets ready and head out to gather their portion of manna. That's a lesson I've been learning - the hard way at times - lately. My portion. God truly is all I need. He will meet EVERY need I have. He has changed my thinking of what my needs really are. Do I NEED Starbuck's grande non-fat caramel latte? No. Is it a nice treat for when I have extra? Sure. What I need is to be in His Word every day, praying for my husband every day, praying for my kids every day! Those are the needs I have. Everything else will just fall into place by His divine provision! It's just like Moses said in Ex 16:15b - 16a "It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: 'Each one is to gather as much as he needs.'"

Does this mean I go outside, gather up snow and make my family eat it today? Of course not. Will they? Most likely!! haha His Word is the bread of life and I am to get up, and 'eat' as much as I need every day. My prayer is that you'll do the same.
"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Ps 34:8