Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spiritual Manna

In the busyness of daily living and raising a child, it's so easy to set aside the need for spiritual food.  This morning Abby was a fussy and in need of our weathered porch swing. I was able to take my Bible out and read a couple of chapters in Hebrews before she demanded 100% of my attention.  Hebrews 10:14 really caught my attention and I am feebly attempting to memorize it:  "For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."

In reading the book Feminine Threads I came across this quote by Dorothy Leigh, a Puritan who wrote a 1616 bestseller, The Mother's Blessing:

"For as the children of Israel must needs starve, except they gath'red every day in the wilderness and fed of it, so must your souls, except you gather the spiritual Manna out of the word every day, and feed of it continually:  for as they by this Manna comforted their lives; so by this heavenly Word of God, you shall comfort your souls, make them strong in Faith, and grow in true godliness, and finally preserve them with great joy, to everlasting life, through Faith in Christ; whereas, if you desire any food for your souls, that is not in the written Word of God, your soul die with it even in your hearts and mouths; even as they, that desired other food, died with it in their mouths [Num. 11:33] were it never so dainty:  so shall you, and there is no recovery for you."
Excerpt from Feminine Threads by Diana Lynn Severance and published by Christian Focus Publications.  Page 180.

May the Lord keep me from filling my belly with corn husks when I could be feasting daily at the King's table.

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  1. The busyness gets me all of the time. How can I possibly carve out 15 minutes for myself when I can't seem to walk from one end of the house to the other with out little feet hot on my trail!

  2. Me too! And I so agree that the Word is manna. I've noticed such a huge difference in my life since I started reading the Bible every day -- from the Bible in One Year Bible. Even when it doesn't "strike" me every day, I still feel nourished.

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment. Will you consider linking up for Brag on God Friday at www.BeholdingGlory.com ?

  4. Thanks for the invite, Laura. And thank you, Amy and Jen, for sharing your thoughts.


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