You Only Need A Crumb
I was in church the other day and thinking about how much I rely on God. I was reminded of the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7:24-30. I am like her in a lot of ways. I am constantly asking God for something, for someone, and it seems like my faith is always exercised. I do believe there are a couple of lessons here for all of us (especially me).
The first thing that is really important, besides the obvious, is that Jesus was sent to the House of Israel and that this woman was a Gentile. The think that I would like to point out is that the woman came asking for deliverance for her daughter. Jesus told her that it wasn’t right to give the children’s brad to the “puppies.” What does this tell us? Primarily, it tells me that deliverance belongs to the children. If you are a child of God then part of your inheritance is deliverance. Some people would say that this is a thing for the future when we are delivered from the effects of sin in the kingdom. If that was the case then the woman’s daughter would not have been healed. She was healed, and that means this is a present day reality.
The second thing that is important to this passage or teaching is that is takes faith to appropriate the inheritance. I can explain all of the tenets of your inheritance, explain the contents of the will (covenant) in its entirety, but I cannot give you understanding. It is the understanding, the revelation, the taking the veil off of the mind, that only God can provide.
The last thing that is important to me is that some leftovers takes care of all of our needs. I am not saying that we get God’s leftovers. If you are a child of God then you are invited to the table. It is a lavish banquet like you’ve never experienced. What I am trying to say is that just a nibble will deliver you. Whatever you need, God has the solution. It doesn’t take much either. A word from God still calms the storm. The thought of God answers prayer. Distance doesn’t even hinder God. The daughter wasn’t with the mother when she asked for deliverance.
It didn’t take a lot. Only a crumb from God’s table brought her daughter deliverance.
What do you need God to do for you or someone you love? Go to His table and ask, He will feed you.