I was touched and enlightened at this year’s (2012) Poland Camp to see God’s way of dealing with the flesh. Growing up in the church-life, I’ve always had the thought that by going to this meeting, conference or training, I would become a better person.
However, this is the natural concept. Through bro. Tom’s fellowship, we realized that the high experiences do not change us. Our flesh will never change and will be with us for the rest of our lives. God’s intention in His economy is to reconstitute His chosen people with Christ as the manna by changing their egyptian diet to the heavenly diet. We see a wonderful, detailed picture of this in Exodus 16.
I particularly enjoyed Exo. 16:18 which says:
‘And when they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no lack; each of them gathered according to his eating’.
How can we apply this to ourselves? Practically speaking, in the morning some may read a chapter or two from the word whilst some may have time to only read a verse. It’s not so much a matter of how much we take in but it’s altogether a matter of consistency. We need to eat the manna everyday.
Those who have time to read a few chapters should read it with a prayerful spirit, in order to be touched by the Lord and in turn use the words of the Scripture to pray it back to the Lord. Those who can read a verse should eat, digest and assimilate the verse, chewing and masticating every word for it to get into us.
[Sharing by brother C. Ablakwa from his enjoyment in the recent 2012 Young People Conference in Poland]