God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Friday, June 1, 2007
Are HIS crumbs sufficient?
Why do we have such a hard time believing God?
I know, I know pride and ...
But, what silly ninnies we are. Ok, maybe I'm the only one that is a silly ninny!
I'm pondering about a few situations in the wee hours of the morning. Situations that look dark and bleak. I begin to fret. I begin to worry. I begin to twist things in my head, thinking they might actually be my domain of concern!
Then, only because I'm old, and have been down this road a bijillion times, after tossing in my bed for over an hour I say to myself: "Open the Word MM - Open the Word!"
(By the way this IS an audible - out loud - chastising that comes from ME to ME.)
Was I in the Word yesterday? Yes. Did it feed me? Yes. Did I glean understanding and peace? Yes. But here I am tossing and turning over stuff that need not be tossed and turned over! Again I say, what a silly ninny I am.
Once again God brings me to that wonderful scripture about the gentile woman that asks for the crumbs of Jesus - you know the one:
"Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from the vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."
Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us."
He answered, " I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."
The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me." she said.
He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."
"Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted."
And her daughter was healed from that very hour." Matthew 15: 21-28
After reading this passage all sorts of things jumped out at me:
His crumbs are sufficient. His crumbs are glorious. His crumbs are more than I could ever need or imagine. That is how great a God we serve.
I make another request for him to move in miraculous ways --- HIS ways not mine. I close my Bible and I cry out to the LORD - Jahweh, Hallowed be Thy name!
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