Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. -Exodus 16:4 (NIV)
In archery, you can carry a quiver of arrows on your back, which is great when you’re on the move. The catch is, you will run out, especially if you can’t get to a supply.
When I started this blog in January 2015, I made a commitment to the Lord to post something new He taught me every single day. Piece of cake, right?
Like every blogger, I had sugary visions of scores of scheduled blog posts, written well ahead of time. I thought of the store of blog posts like arrows in my quiver, at the ready for shooting. And like many bloggers can testify, there were times where the quiver was stocked and queued up for several consecutive days of posts.
But then, life happens. Trials of all kinds hit you, and the quiver quickly dwindles. Sometimes it’s even empty, with only hours left before the next day would arrive! Could I possibly stick to such a resolution?
I realized that Satan has a way of attacking the efforts of those who are making efforts to glorify God. It could be in your commitment to serve in your church, or the homeless, to make Him known at work or school, or to make Christ the center of your home. When you pursue God, Satan will do all he can to thwart you.
But I had to remember this lesson, which I share here: God’s manna is new every day. We need not worry or try to store up too much, as if God won’t provide! I can testify that, no matter how tough the season and distractions in my life, whenever I would stop and let Jesus take control of my life, He has come through 100% of the time.
There were times when I had no post ready for the next day, and like the manna God made for the Israelites, so did He give me the lesson I needed to write about before the day’s post was to be published. And, sometimes, He would fill my head with enough posts for up to a week at a time to queue up–and sure enough, the days that would come in that week would keep me too busy to post anything!
The quiver was not mine to fill, nor the arrows in it. God provided them, and all I had to do was line them up and let them fly.
So, God will always fill our quivers with just what we need. He will feed us everything we need. We need not worry about what to eat or wear or what the future holds. We only need to concentrate on doing our best for Him in the now, because He’s already taken care of the later.
God’s got this, all day, every day.