This morning I was pondering about the daily manna that fell to feed the Israelites and was reminded they had no refrigeration nor storage so it needed to be eaten that day. It occurred to me that I need to turn to God daily for spiritual food because when I don’t, it is easy to become complacent and think I can do it on my own. Exodus 16:16 reads “This is what the Lord has commanded, ‘Gather of it every man as much as he should eat; you shall take an omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.'” Looking up in the dictionary the definition of “omer”, I discovered it was the Hebrew word meaning over five pints which I consider quite a bit.
Not only were they fed, but with plenty. There is never a lack of Good when we are depending upon God for our supply.
Recently, I came across the above list my art teacher had given to our class and thought I would share it. (And add to it)
- Step back from your work. ( That means to me to never re-act or over-act but from this view, you can see clearer)
- Draw what you see, not what you know. ( Sometimes the human brain wants to tell you something that isn’t true.)
- Consider composition. ( Where do you want your focus to be?) Shouldn’t we always be alert to this?
- Be patient with yourself. (No matter what we are doing)
- Enjoy the process. (So true about everything in Life) Psalm 119:27 reads, ” Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.”
Any word or thought that follows “I Am” refers to God since He is the great “I Am” and immortal man is made in His image and likeness. (Genesis 1:26) Today, I will watch my words and my thoughts, as well and ” have no other God before me”.