Today, at our gospel study class, we talked about our 'Daily Bread'. The Lord gave Manna to the children of Israel every day. He only gave them enough for ONE day at a time. If they tried to stockpile it, or save it for the next day, it would rot and be nasty. Through this, He was trying to teach His people to trust in Him, have faith in Him that their needs will be met through HIM EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
So what about me? What's my 'manna' (aptly named, don't you think)? What is my 'Daily Bread'? My first thought with this was my scripture study in the morning. I study for about an hour all by myself every morning and it is such a fulfilling and rich experience!!
I think, though, that it's more than that. And after talking with the wonderful ladies that I meet with weekly, I came away with a different perspective and different ideas about how to approach my day.
First off, I can't think too far ahead. Well, I CAN, but I can't let it overtake my day. How sad to be so panicky about my move and rush around frantically trying to do things that just don't really HAVE to be done now...and totally ignore my sweet little 6 year old who just wants to play a game!!
The most important thing, though, that I took away today, was the fact that I need to find my 'manna' for each day, and take it--NOW. Eat it up. Enjoy it! God blesses me EVERY DAY. I need to find those blessings, focus on them, thank Him, and remember that He does this EVERY DAY so that I will have more faith in Him and trust Him completely.
What manna did I find today?
- Claire made banana bread so everyone could have lunch.
- Devin came home early so we got to enjoy a few extra hours with him.
- All my kids finished their schoolwork on time.
- Peter sat not only through 'read aloud' time, but through our history time, too! (This is a BIG deal, because usually he runs out of the room after quiet reading time to 'make lunch' and I don't see him again--and if I call for him, he throws a mega-tantrum, so I just let it go. He's in Kindergarten, so he's ok.)
- We had a great dinner all together, and lots of people helped prepare it.
- Peter washed the dishes HAPPILY in the middle of the day!
- Everyone did their afternoon chores without complaining.
- We had a marvelous art lesson via Skype with my mom.
- The little boys fell asleep quickly.
- I have some time to study.