Last month I watched in amazement at this giant red yucca flower stalk suddenly appeared overnight. It rose up about 15 feet and slowly after a week or so the flowers formed and opened. It hadn’t bloomed in many years and I thought it never would again, but there it was. It was such a surprise.
Not long after it revealed itself, the hummingbirds found it. These voracious little creatures fought over it all day long. Then the orioles arrived and the war was on. Suddenly the hummers banded together in a tribe to fight off the orioles from taking over their territory.
What registered with me is that every day, this flower stalk provides nectar for a neighborhood of birds. Each day there seems to be enough for all of them because they keep coming back and the war over it continues. To them it’s life or death. This flower stalk is like the manna n the desert God puts out for them to gather each day and every day more of it magically appears.
When I get discouraged I have to remember this valuable truth. Each day God provides just enough to make me keep coming back to Him. If He poured out a feast I would be undisciplined and gorge myself, then probably fall into a stupor of lethargy. But “just enough” forces me to return day after day to refresh myself with more of His life-giving holy gifts. He never stops providing. I am assured that when I return to Him, there’s always more.