The last night of the Relevant Conference we were treated to a concert with Shaun Groves. Some thing that he said has been one of the thoughts that were BIG take-aways for me. He was talking about the children of Israel wandering in the desert for 40 years. God gave them manna (which being a good Southern boy … he assured us meant chicken and biscuits) to eat but told them exactly how much to gather each day. Do you know the story? He commanded them to get a specific amount each day so that everyone would have not too much, not too little, just enough!
Then there came a day when some hard headed Israelite woke up early and, finding no one watching him, he gathered some extra manna. Just in case God ever stopped being good and sending it every day! So he saved his extra manna against that potential rainy day, and God, seeing his lack of trust, turned the manna into a stinky maggoty mess!
There are some situations in my life that are a stinky, maggoty mess! And I look back and wonder if part of the reason for that is that I didn’t trust God to be enough. I didn’t trust Him to keep being good. There is this little girl inside of me who keeps expecting Him to turn angry and withhold His favor from me. I understand why those Israelites tried to hold onto some for tomorrow. They had their hands on it today. Tomorrow … they might not! What this story teaches me is that this attitude is sin! I am not supposed to worry about tomorrow AT ALL! I am supposed to trust God that He will be good, He will provide, He is enough!