“When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other. ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.’ Ex. 16:14-15.
Bruce and I have started on a diet that requires us to eat many things to which we are not accustomed like healthy vegetables! I am embarrassed to say that it has only been two days and I am starving. I miss my pizza, my constant handfuls of Cheez-Its and Palmetto Pimento Cheese on Stacey’s chips. Whatever I’m craving I am certain it is not on this diet! Last night as we were looking over the menu, there were things on it that we had never heard of and had to Google. Like the Israelites instead of being thankful for food we said, ‘What is it’ and turned our nose up at it.
In our spiritual life many times situations arise where we question the same and turn up our nose … What is this? How are we supposed to deal with this? Why is this? Whether it is person attacking us, a hefty bill upon us or a medical condition plaguing us the answer is the same as Moses’ answer. It is what God has given us. He has commanded that this come into our life. With ever circumstance in which we find ourselves, God has orchestrated events and activities that led us to this point. Provisions come masked in many forms, leaving it up to us to recognize them as God’s way. If we see a blessing that is going to solve a problem we shouldn’t question it but thank God for it. It may not be in the manner we thought, but we must surrender our plans and trust that it is a God provided blessing.
Once the Israelites trusted, gathered and received they were blessed by the filling of their desires. It was a different way to experience the character of God as provider of their needs. The more deeply we go with God the most recognizable His provisions will be in our spiritual lives.