Friday, August 23, 2013

Daily Dosage

When your stomach aches the thing most people reach for faster than any other thing is Pepto- Bismol. The instructions on the bottle say take 2 tablespoons every 1/2 to 1 hour as needed. When a headache comes around people start to reach for the Advil. The instructions say take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours. When we suffer from allergies we take decongestants and antihistamines. Those instructions are basically the same; take a tablet every so often. When we are hungry we know we need to feed ourselves 3 times daily. The instructions here is try and complete the food pyramid to get a full and balanced diet. These are the things that when we feel bad, under the weather, not so right, or unbalanced we take to make us feel better in our lives so we can function properly. We know taking these things will help or at least give us some security that we have taken steps to make us feel better and that in and of itself gives us hope that we will be up and around like our old selves as much as possible. If this is the case, then why do we ignore the calling of our souls when they hurt? Our bodies scream to us to tell us we are not feeling well and we listen to it. Yet, when our souls cry out that we are hurting we ignore it. We need to feed our souls daily.

Jesus said He is the bread of life (John 6). He said those who believe in Him shall not thirst. Yet, so many people are thirsting and hungry on the inside. They have wholes intheir life that can not be filled by material matters or physical desires. Jesus told us to pray about giving us our daily bread. We are supposed to get a little Jesus every day! We wander this earth hurting and feeling alone. Our souls cry out and desire relationships. We ache and pain in our souls because we are not using the daily dosage prescribed by the Word of God; the instructions tell us to take it daily.

In Exodus 16 we see how God provided His people with a daily dosage of manna. Each and every day He faithfully allowed manna to fall from heaven and His people were filled. They were to collect all they could and let not one drop go to waste. Today we have spiritual manna. We have the Word of God. We have Jesus Christ. Manna is all around but we don't take our fill. We pick up pieces when we feel we need it. We let manna go to waste. We shall never go hungry if we take the daily bread.

If the wisdom of man is telling us to take certain substances to make our bodies feel better imagine how much more powerful the wisdom of God as He tells us to take Jesus, our daily bread, to make our souls feel better. Reading the Word, daily prayer, praise in the morning, worship at night. Take the manna, the bread of life daily and your soul will feel better.