In Exodus 16, the story of manna (bread) from heaven is told. Exodus 16:15 recounts:

So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was, and Moses said to them, ‘This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.’  And the Lord told the people to gather the manna, every day, according to each one’s need. So they gathered fresh manna every morning.

The day before the Sabbath only, they were allowed to gather enough manna for two days, so that they could rest on the Sabbath.  On all of the other days, they were allowed to gather manna only for the day and in this fashion, God provided for His people.  They needed to rely upon Him daily—and that was what God wanted from His people.

According to John 6:32-35 (NKJV): Then Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.  For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’  Then they said to Him, ‘Lord, give us this bread always.’  And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’

Jesus is the true manna from heaven. When I seek Him every day, ACCORDING TO MY NEED, I never hunger or thirst–I’m never wanting or lacking anything. In light of this truth, I don’t have any troubles!

I know for sure that I need fresh manna every day. I need to spend time, daily, in God’s presence, glorifying and praising Him for salvation, grace, mercy, and provision. I also The greater my need, the more time I spend with my Lord, focusing on His beauty, meditating upon His attributes, and feeding on His faithfulness.

The soul and spirit of mankind cries for input from the Word of God every day, as well.  The Bible teaches us about the personality and the character of our God.  It shows us the way into His presence, and shares its mysteries with us.

This is the life that Jesus gives to the world. This is the manna that produces faith which moves mountains. Jesus is the Bread of Heaven, and every believer needs Him each and every day.

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