It’s a cool Spring day here in Minnesota as I open my Bible to one of my favorite “I Am” statements of Jesus in John’s gospel.
Just preceding this beautiful revelation of who Jesus is for us, He first multiplies the lad’s 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish to feed over 5,000 people miraculously.
Nobody had ever done that before.
Then, He says,
“It is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven…I AM the Bread of life” (John 6:32, 35).
As a context for this, remember back to one of the ways of God’s provision as the children of Israel endured their wilderness wanderings. The story of the manna falling from Heaven is recorded in both Exodus 16 and Numbers 11.
God actually fed them with one loaf of bread at a time. It was a substance that fell from the sky and had a unique blend of ingredients that both tasted good and sustained them for one full day of travel.
They were not allowed to store the bread.
The provision of the Heavenly Bread was only good for one day; it could not be eaten the next day. So faith had to be applied each and every day in order for fresh provision to be enjoyed.
In John’s gospel Jesus was teaching that He is the “the Bread of life.”
One aspect of this revelation is that we need to feed upon Him DAILY.
The application of this wonderful truth, symbolized by the manna in the wilderness and of Jesus Himself being the Living Word, is that you can enjoy a fresh meal (a fresh “word from the Word”) every day.
You, too, cannot live solely on the revelations He has given yesterday. Did you know you can seek Him afresh every day to receive fresh Bread as spiritual nourishment from His Word?
That’s right: today is the day of salvation!
Today is the day to receive His revelation from His Living Word for you, personally!
When was the last time you opened your Bible in expectation and felt the Holy Spirit supply a fresh Word directly to you, for your current situation?
If you have been praying for guidance, or are in need of a touch of His love, then the answer should always be,
An abundance of Heavenly Provision awaits you!
***Excerpt from, “Love Speaks: 21 Ways to Recognize God’s Multi-Faceted Voice” available for purchase here: https://www.lovespeaks.today/book.html