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Trusting the Simplicity of Manna

 

Does the Bible ever seem boring, even impotent, to you? Are there things in life you find more meaning in than spending time with the Lord?

Today’s plunge is all about recognizing the meat pots we eat from and intentionally trusting God to satisfy us instead. I’ve included a video today that will challenge us to be honest. I’m trusting God to do a cleansing work in our hearts today.

{For all days in this series, see the 31 days of Trust page here.}

 

 

31 days of trust without borders

 

Day 20

 

The Bread: Read John 11

The Devo: Read Day 20 in Trust Without Borders.

The Plunge: Sometimes scripture and prayer seem too simplistic. In the middle of a crisis or the mundane; in excess or great need, we are all tempted to make other things objects that satisfy us.

Before we do today’s plunge, I’d like you to watch Rebecca’s testimony, shared on Dee Brestin’s site. I believe this will prepare our hearts for what the Lord wants to do in us today. After you are done watching, continue with the plunge below.

 

 

Rebecca shared that her idol was food. Today, I’d like you to think about the meat pots you eat from.  These are the intense pots of Egypt that quickly replace God as the source of our lives.  What do you turn to to stimulate you? Give you meaning or purpose? Satisfy you? Nourish you? Fill you?

Is it Facebook? Food? Movies or television? Cruises? Trips? Money? Control? These meat pots can be intensely rewarding yet God asks us to replace the foods of Egypt with the simple manna of Himself.

We will never understand how toxic we’ve become in our faith until we fast from the meat pots of Egypt and allow the pure Presence of Jesus to be what fills us, day in and day out.

But here’s the thing: Manna must always be eaten in trust. 

The things of God are like the smallest of seeds. They look impotent and insignificant. They may not move us emotionally. They may not have immediate results. But when we place our trust in God’s word, which says it will become power in us, then we are able to turn from the strong foods of Egypt and place our trust in the insignificant. We trust God to make it big.

So today’s plunge is to prayerfully identify those meat pots in your life and intentionally refrain from reaching for those things. Reach for Jesus instead. Reach for the Word of God. Spend time in prayer. Have a time of worship through song or some other creative expression.

Instead of planning a time for you to fill up on what the world has to offer, plan a time to feast on the Lord. And above all, do it in trust! Believe that He is Rewarder God and He will make your soul satisfied with Himself.

I’m walking this out today too, and I’d love to hear from you. Drop me an email and let me know how I can pray for you, or leave a comment below.  See you tomorrow, Lord willing :)

 

 

Pressed to Prayer {Day 18}

 

 

Is there a cross you’ve been asked to carry? 

I dare say there is because Jesus said in Luke 9:23 that whoever wishes to come after Him must daily take up their cross and follow Him.

Today’s plunge will take us to the throne room in beseeching prayer, so let’s get started.

 

31 days of trust without borders

 

Day 18

1. The Bread: Read John 10:22-42

2. The Devo: Read Day 18 in Trust Without Borders, jotting down only key concepts that jump out at you.

3. The Plunge: Is there a cross you’ve been asked to carry? I dare say there is because Jesus said in Luke 9:23 that whoever wishes to come after Him must daily take up their cross and follow Him.

Take a few minutes to identify the cross you are asked to carry today.

 

When the cross presses, it presses us to prayer which paves the way for the kingdom of God to come in power. Voices in the wilderness always prepare the way of the Lord.” 

~ Trust Without Borders, day 18 quote

 

Today, allow the pressing weight of your daily cross to press you to your knees in prayer. Be a voice in your wilderness, preparing the way of the Lord. Use Joshua 1:3-6 to guide your prayer time today.

 

I’m  traveling  back home late tonight friends! I’ll do my best to be here tomorrow, but in case I’m not its because of the travels.  I’ll be back as soon as I can :)

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