Don’t Leave Home Without It
And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the Crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Matthew 15:27
There’s a saying that some people eat to live, and others live to eat. I would definitely fall under the later. There is a real sense of joy that I feel when I’m about to partake of a good meal.
When I was in the Colony I had a friend of mine who would express his excitement at times because he would say “the Lord gave me another crumb today”. He would usually hold up his right hand with all five fingers showing and say “now I have five”. Each day when I would ask how he was doing he’d say “still living off the crumbs”.
Now, I’m a person who loves getting into the “deep” meaning of scripture and believe it’s important to feed of the meat of the Word of God. However, I must admit it has been more times than not that I’ve survived a day with a “crumb” from the Lord. Last week it was a word, Hallelujah. It was everywhere, in song, in word and echoing from the church pews with such an unmistakable emphasis that it could not be ignored. At first I didn’t get it, why this word?
Then my week went on, I was faced with an emotional battle which at times past has caused unrest and fatigue. It was spiritual warfare and as I was caught in the moment, the music in the background was echoing a chorus of Hallelujah, over and over this word was repeated. Then I got it. The stress was melted away and I was captivated by the presence of God and all I could do was worship and weep.
You see, when I received this “crumb” I did a word study on it and found out it means “Praise the LORD”. I also read commentary that the phrase “Praise the LORD” is not just a good idea but a command. Verses like “Cast your cares on Me”, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower”, “Come to Me all who are weary and heavy leaden”, etc. where echoing in my heart and I was delivered yet again.
The woman in this verse of scripture (Matt 15:27) was begging the Lord to heal her daughter and was determined and unwilling to leave until she received something from the Lord. I have since been determined to not leave my house without at least a “crumb from the Lord”. Do you have a “crumb” today? Don’t leave home without it!
Rob Russomano serves full-time at America’s Keswick on our maintenance team and graduated from the Colony of Mercy
Think About This: The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy. Corrie Ten Boom
Verses to Memorize: Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:11