Faith For The Crumbs

Faith For The Crumbs

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In Matthew 14:34-36 Jesus came to the land of Gennesaret.
After hearing that He had come, many people came from the surrounding district, bringing their sick to be healed by Him.
They begged Jesus to allow them to touch the ” fring of His garment”, and all who touched were cured.

I see a principle of life in this, that when we come to Jesus for some earthly need, however desperate we may be, we should come with an open hand.
In our desperation we may feel like we need to grab Him and have a demanding spirit towards the Lord, to meet our need.
It takes faith to just reach out and touch the fring of His garment to meet our need.
This is the faith that cured them, and this still is the faith that will cure our need.

In Mark 7:24-31 we read that Jesus went to the region of Tyre.
A woman who hears of His arrival, comes to Him, asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

Jesus was saying to her, “Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

But this truth did not offend this woman. She acknowledged she was a dog, in this sense. However, her faith that it was good and right for Jesus to meet her spiritual need and deliver her daughter from the power of the demon, did just that.

She believed that Jesus casting out this demon in her daughter, was like tossing a crumb from the table to a dog.
What amazing humility and Faith!

Jesus is looking for this kind of faith towards Him, in the crumbs of our life.
In Luke 16 Jesus tells us how important faithfulness in the very little things is to Him.
If we are faithful in the very little things of life, even if we consider them just the crumbs off the table for Jesus, He will reward us with the true riches. ( Victory over Sin and the oppression of the devil in our lives)
In Matt. 25 & Luke 19 Jesus illustrates this truth to us, through a parable.
We call it the parable of the talents.

Notice in Luke 19, Jesus’ reward to the faithful servant is to have authority over cities.
I believe the principle of this truth is that when I allow the Lord to reign in my life over the very little things, and am faithful as a steward over them, He gives me true spiritual authority over Sin, Satan, and over my own flesh. This is the authority that really counts both in this life and the life to come.
In Zechariah 4:6 the Lord says, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”

In verse 10 “For who has despised the day of small things?”
-these are the eyes of the Lord which range to and fro throughout the earth.
What are the eyes of the Lord ranging to and fro through your life to See?

2 Chronicles 16:9 answers this question.
“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.”

May He find us faithful with the very little things He has given to us.

Speaker: Phil Lapp

A servant of Jesus Christ and fellow worker in the Kingdom of God. Husband to Katie, father of our sweet son Christian, ( who has gone to be with Jesus ). A loved child of God with a burning heart, called to be an Elder at RLCF and a preacher of the Gospel.