Paper Trail

Then Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: Fill a two-quart container with manna to preserve it for your descendants.  Then later generations will be able to see the food I gave you in the wilderness when I set you free from Egypt” (Exodus 16:23, NLT).

I recently went through a box of documents at my parents’ house, and I found one of my pay stubs from about 10 years ago.  I kept it to never forget where I started my career.  As I looked at the pay stub, I was in awe of how far God had brought me.  I had a paper trail to prove that He had supplied all of my needs according to His riches in glory!

It’s a good idea to keep a paper trail of the blessings God provides.  That’s the sense of what Moses shared in Exodus 16:32.  He told the Israelites to keep some of the bread God provided in the wilderness.  This would help them show future generations how good God had been.

I believe this will be an incredible year for you, so I encourage you to start your paper trail.  Write down what God does on your behalf.  I encouraged a family member to do that in 2016.  At the end of the year, she couldn’t believe how much God had done.  Keeping a paper trail will remind you to trust God when life gets so rough that you can’t trace Him.  So, what are you waiting for?  Start writing down your blessings, and watch Him do more than you imagined!