Message for November 2, 2014 from Pastor Jerry

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now,

and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen

tomorrow.  God will help you deal with whatever hard things

come up when the time comes.” Matt. 6:34 (Message Bible)

 

(This is quoted from Joseph Prince daily devotional.) We can receive help with “future problems” by remembering that God’s mercies are new every morning.

The spiritual principle here is that God gives us manna or grace for each day. And the grace that He gives us for today is not meant to be “kept” or used for tomorrow. He gives you grace today for today’s needs. Don’t worry about tomorrow’s needs. When tomorrow comes, rest assured that there will be a fresh supply of His grace!When the Israelites were in the wilderness, God fed them with manna each morning. All they had to do was collect the manna for the day. But the manna could not be kept for the next day or it would breed worms and stink (Exodus 16:13–20).

If you spend precious time and energy today fretting about the needs of tomorrow, next week or next month, you’ll just get into a cycle of agitation, worry and fear. You’ll also miss out on what God’s grace is supplying you today.

So quit worrying about tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. As each day arrives, God gives you the grace anew to do what you need to for the day. Just rest in His faithfulness, focus on this day that He’s given you and enjoy His fresh supply of grace to meet the demands of all your needs TODAY.

 

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