Exodus 10:40-42
Exodus 10:40-42
February 19, 2021
Exodus 16:14-17
When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor.  When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was.  Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat.  This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.’”   The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little.
New International Version (NIV)
Where will we find food to eat?  We have been cooking all week.  A gas cooktop represents one of many blessings we experienced as we waited for water and power. 

After searching on-line and finding out a favorite restaurant was open, I took orders from the family.  Then I called and listened to the phone ring until it went to the long shrill beep of a fax machine.  I know.  First world problem, right?

This week has reminded me that we are not as independent as we think.  When we least expected it food showed up. 

God kept his promise to the Israelites right up until their entry into the promised land.  Bread fell from heaven and they asked, “Manna?” or “What is it?”  We may not always recognize or understand God’s provision for our lives.  Still it comes.  Morning by morning new mercies we see.  
Pray with me:         
Father, we thank you for promises you make and you keep.  Remind us again that we depend on you for every breath.  May the morning bring us word of your unfailing love.  Let us live today by every word that proceeds from your mouth.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.  
Scripture memorization for this week:    
John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Hebrews 9:22
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
New International Version (NIV)
Our 2021 Every Day with Jesus readings will follow the Foundations Bible reading plan.  Copies of the reading plan are available at Tallowood Baptist Church, or download your copy here:
We would love for you to join us as we read through the Bible in one year, while still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week.  In addition, I will continue my long-standing practice of reading one Psalm a day through the year.  We will also memorize 2 scriptures each week.  As we journal together this year,  Robby Gallaty’s H.E.A.R. plan is a good resource: Highlight a verse that stands out to you, Explain what it means, Apply that truth to your life and Respond to what you’ve read with an action or prayer.
Joyfully, 
Duane 

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