" Lenten Day 29
--Pure Faith Sees God Alone"
Do not worry about the future. It makes no sense to worry if God loves you and has taken care of you. However, when God blesses you remember to keep your eyes on Him and not the blessing. Enjoy your blessings day by day just as the Israelites enjoyed their manna, but do not try to store the blessings for the future. There are two peculiar characteristics of pure faith. It sees God behind all the blessings and imperfect works which tend to conceal God, and it holds the soul in a state of continued suspense. Faith seems to keep us constantly up in the air, never quite certain of what is going to happen in the future, never quite able to touch a foot to solid ground. But faith is willing to let God act with the most perfect freedom, knowing that we belong to God and are to be concerned only about being faithful in that which God has given us to do for the moment.
Eat your blessings as your daily bread without worrying about tomorrow. There is time enough tomorrow to think about the things tomorrow will bring. The same God who feeds you today is the very God who will feed you tomorrow. God will see to it that manna falls again from Heaven in the midst of the desert before we lack any good thing.
Prayer: God, teach us to live in the moment. . .enjoy the moment. . .revel in the moment. . .and see every blessing in the moment! Shield us from worrying about later. . .being anxious about tomorrow. . .concerning ourselves with next week. . .or being overly conscious about storing up for a rainy day! You are our DAILY source of DAILY bread, DAILY supply, and DAILY sustenance! And in YOU, and YOU alone will we put our trust! Thank You! Amen!