Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. I started the weekend (well, it was on Friday) catching up with some friends over breakfast. My omelet was not the tastiest but the conversation was great! I need to see those girls more often. Have I ever mentioned that breakfast is my jam (no pun intended) and I’m always up for meeting friends for breakfast. My brother came out on Saturday and, yes, we were able to rehang the shelf that crashed a week or so ago. I’m pretty certain it is not going anywhere – which is a win! We all rewarded ourselves with a trip to a local ice cream spot after dinner and it was the perfect summer night for it. Yesterday was church and another fun morning with my Junior Church kiddos. They just start my week off with a smile:)
Our lesson last week (or was it the week before last – the weeks just seem to run together!) was on God’s provision of manna and quail for the Children of Israel. We talked a bit about their complaining and general bad attitude but our main focus was the need to daily trust God. How the Israelites had to gather the manna fresh every morning (other than the Sabbath) and trying to store up extra did not work. Hoarded manna went stale and ruined.
The lesson was not lost on me. I have to come to Him daily. To read my Bible, pray and simply meet with Him every morning. I need fresh, daily provision from His word and my heart needs fresh fellowship with Him every day. What I “gathered” yesterday simply is, at best, leftovers. God also spoke to me about things that I try to store up – or hoard. Things – blessings, provisions, time, etc. – that He has given me but too often I either store them away or selfishly cling to them. All that He provides is to be used for His work and for His glory. All that to say, I am humbled and amazed with all that I learn while teaching a children’s Bible story.
Here’s to a productive week ahead. Maybe we will even get some rain. There have been quite a few storms all around us. Apparently, the church had several big storms over the weekend (everyone was talking about them yesterday). However, the storms have been on all sides of us – within even a few miles – but not a drop of rain actually over us. The grass is scorched and a good soaking would be welcomed. But, whatever the weather and whatever color the grass may be, it is summer and I am ok with that! Have a happy Monday friends!