As we're closing out the praise and worship set yesterday morning, the pastor's wife was praying over those who had stepped forward to the altar as people agreed in prayer for those needing healing and a move of God, in their lives. In her prayer, she mentioned the lady, who begged of Jesus, with the faith and belief that even the dogs get the crumbs, from the Masters' table.
I'm not sure why that stood out just then, but it did.
All too often, we expect incredible thing from God. Huge responses. Powerful moves of the Spirit. Overwhelming miracles in our midst. That's great. We should. It's possible. Yet, by comparison, in the vastness and depths of Heaven, such descriptions are accurate, even in our asking with faith for the crumbs of heaven.
Not too mention, the crumbs are often the best part. What's left behind of your favoirite brownies or cake; what's left of the pudding in the big, glass bowl. Wonderful moments.
This was all turned around, as Pastor preached and called the church, to a Daniel fast (no meats or sweets). An interesting turn of events, as Jesus taught that some miracles only happen through prayer and fasting.
The crumbs of heaven are incredible.
Getting the full meal, may require more from us.
Thus, pray, this #seniorPastorMonday; that pastors would have the discernment in their lives and prayers with God. May they know what they have need of; how to prayer and when God is calling them deeper. Pray for a strength and a perseverance, as they seek the face of God and knock on Heaven's door. May their be a renewed passion for the things of God in their lives and ministry; that they may lead the church to do the same; and witness the miraculous.
Whether there be crumbs
Or a feast...
All that God has for us;
Even our daily bread...
It is sufficient to meet our needs.
For His glory.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.