Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh…
Faith and bread crumbs…
Have you heard the phase, “Faith the size of a mustard seed,” (Mark 17:20)? If you haven’t then you just did. But I found a new one you might like, I know I do. “Faith the size of a bread crumb,” do you like it? “He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.” “Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!” Then Jesus replied to her, “Woman, your faith is great. Let it be done for you as you want.” And from that moment her daughter was cured.” (Matthew 15:26–28, HCSB)
I am a Type 2 Diabetic, do you know what bread is to a diabetic? Sugar, and to someone like me who loves bread high levels of sugar is like a poison. So when I read about the woman of faith in the scripture above it suddenly hit a familiar cord with me. While I don’t need bread in my food diet I certainly need at least a “bread crumb of faith” (since Jesus is the Bread of Life) in my spiritual diet.
Faith is the bedrock of life and what is just as important is in what or whom do we place our faith in. The story of the Cannanite woman is not only a powerful illustration of the unlimited power of faith in action but also how much faith one really needs to have. I believe there are times when we confuse faith for belief. When we exercise our belief in God the Holy Spirit is able to transform our belief into faith. When the woman mentioned that dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the table she was really saying, “Jesus, I believe in you.” And the Holy Spirit transformed her belief into faith.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”**
GRACE and PEACE,
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**Romans 15:13, HCSB