We are often told that we cannot base our relationship with God on various significant life experiences and/or miracles. In other words, we cannot live on today what He did for us yesterday. We are told we cannot save yesterday’s “manna”, so to speak, to give us life today. Indeed this is true, however, it is yesterday’s manna that got me to today. My relationship with my Lord isn’t based (alone) on the fact that His mercy is new every morning, but is enhanced by my relationship history with Him.
King David (the man after God’s heart) said (I paraphrase), “I was young and now I am old, but I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
Relationship history is every bit as important as the new manna that is given for our growth and survival. It validates in our soul His faithfulness, His love, and the value He places on our lives. And day, upon day it changes our perspective on the world and on ourselves and His faithfulness.