Moreover, they were instructed to gather just enough to sustain them for that day. Consequently, if they did not gather enough for that day, it soon disappeared. And if they attempted to gather more than was needed for that particular day, and tried to store it up, it would not keep.
Alas! Sufficient unto the day was God’s provision thereof!
Pastor Mark Pierce of Mansfield, Ohio, in a message tilted “Today is the Day”, reminds us that we too have been given a definitive daily provision from our Heavenly Father. He asks the following question:
“What if each day you were given $86,400 to spend on anything you wanted? But anything you didn’t spend, you lost. NO SAVINGS! NO BORROWING! How hard would you work to spend every last dime?”
He then astutely reminds us that:
“This is what our lives are. Each day we have 86,400 seconds, no more, no less. We use them or we lose them!”
Little wonder that I read recently that most people come to the end of their lives and regret far more what all they did not ever attempt to do than what all they actually did do!
With this in mind, I ask you what you intend to do with this very day?! The options are truly endless… But whatever else happens, please do not waste it! For a wasted day is little more then a collection of wasted opportunities – 86,400 to be exact!
It has well been said that as mind is a terrible thing to waste. So is a day full of opportunities! More to the point, the most terrible thing of all to waste is a life! Go, therefore, and make the most of the one you have been given!
STORY SOURCE: http://www.churchrequel.com/church_requel/2013/05/
SCRIPTURE SOURCE: http://biblehub.com/niv/exodus/16.htm.
SEE ALSO: http://www.americanrecruiters.com/2017/02/17/study-reveals-5-biggest-regrets-people-die-john-paul-iwuoha/.