We’re keeping the devotional on the shorter side of things today because there is also a fun announcement to share. I sure hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week. Our family celebration was full of family, laughter, great food, and a wild rumpus from a house full of kids. Our only formality is to leave having had fun, with a full heart and belly.
As we enter this season of celebrating our Savior’s birth, it’s easy to focus on what activities are taking place, what food do I need to take, and what food will be showing up. Food has a way of becoming the focal point, and all though necessary, let’s not allow it to overshadow a daily helping of eternal manna.
I recently came across this quote from Charles Spurgeon’s devotional book, Morning and Evening. “Labour to maintain a sense of thine entire dependence upon the Lord’s good will and pleasure for the continuance of thy richest enjoyments. Never try to live on the old manna, nor seek to find help in Egypt. All must come from Jesus, or thou art done for ever.”
When the to-do list gets long, it’s tempting to let our quiet time with God slip away. As Mr. Spurgeon puts it, “Never try to live on the old manna…or thou art done for ever.” It’s tempting to live on the “old” manna, a word you received last month, last week, or even a year ago. I’m not knocking those things, they are vitally important and carry us. But let’s not forget to get a fresh word from God, in His Word, daily! The Israelites were to gather manna daily, leftovers would be found with maggots the next morning. (Exodus 16)
God’s word is our manna, it’s living and active. It has a way of feeding us, mind and soul. And just as the Israelites gathered manna daily, we are as well. So as we go through this Christmas season, let’s not forget to gather the manna daily. Lets not miss the rush of seeing something “new” in scripture. What if we could get as excited about unwrapping the Word of God as we are while unwrapping presents Christmas morning? Can I encourage you to go on a treasure hunt?! Daily?
That being said…would you share below what you may have learned in God’s Word – today? I love to hear how others are experiencing our God.
Alrighty – time for fun. I’m excited to share the Bible study, Courageous Faith, you!
Between today (11/29/18) and next Wednesday (12/5/18) you can register to win a copy of this Bible study on Joshua for yourself and one for a friend! (This would be a GREAT Christmas present!)
One winner and their winning friend will be announced on Thursday, December 6 and ship anywhere in the continental United States – you should have them in plenty of time to get them before Christmas.
Here’s what you need to do in order to register, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Like my page on Facebook AND/OR Instagram.
- Tag a friend on the Facebook AND/OR Instagram announcement of this contest.
- Each tag gets you and your friend an entry
- Visit the blog, Glory Abides, and sign up to follow via email.
- Top right hand corner on a computer, check the bottom of your screen on your phone. Email me if you have a prob!
A few clicks and you’re done! Hopefully you and a friend will be the winners!
Also, if you missed the announcement, we’re starting an on-line study group January 1 to go through Courageous Faith! Check the website for further information.