Manna, Water and Quail - Oh My!

The desert was a place of provision.  There are many examples of this in the Bible.  But will stick with the nation of Israel.  This nation, whom some believed was made up of millions of people, lived in a desert that couldn't produce food.  So each morning God would provide manna from heaven.  He also provided water from a rock and quail from the sky.

Manna is described as a light and fluffy a kind of fine, flake-like thing.  The Bible says that it tasted like honey.  But I had a profession in college who believed that it came in different flavors like Brussels 33 flavors of ice cream.  He couldn't believe that God would make them eat the same thing, day after day for 40 years. So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt, Keith Greens hilarious song talks about manna burgers, flaming manna souffle and even (wait for it) manicotti.

God provides everything.  But when you are surrounded by it, like in the Garden of Eden, you don't tend to notice His provision.  When you are in the desert and can't find anything to eat - you notice when God comes through for you.

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."

What do you do when you are in the desert?

#1 - Don't panic.  In fear, you will lose faith.
#2 - Make God the God of your desert.  Give it to Him and see what He will do with it.
#3 - Don't complain.  Desert experiences serve a purpose.  Embrace what God is teaching you in the desert - it will serve you well later in life.

PRAY: Dear Jesus, I want what you have.  Your provision will be with me forever.  AMEN!


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