I read a blog post recently called, Feasting on Crumbs. For the most part what I took away was that God wasn’t interested in us eating crumbs. You might have a grasp on that already but I don’t have to look far to say, ‘Hey, I am actually comfortable eating crumbs.’
When you have begged for crumbs a good portion of your life, feasting on crumbs seems like a just reward.
Ruth ate crumbs for a while. Her circumstances dictated it. Gleaning in the field with the poorest of poor was out of necessity, a matter of survival.
Some of you know all about survival mode. I do too. I have many years of survival under my belt. 'Just get me through just one more day.' Some days play out like that now.
But it didn’t define Ruth and I don’t want it to define me.
The good news for all of us Ruth's is that God has a plan. I’ll say that again.
God has a plan!
Sometimes I say that as an act of faith. Or I laugh like Sarah, when she was told she'd bear a child. I laugh in disbelief, sometimes.
On the surface Ruth looked abandoned by Naomi’s God who by the way was presenting as being abandoned herself. On the surface…
But with Naomi’s coaching and God’s orchestration, one of the biggest marks in history unfolded, because 'God had a plan.'
Let me ask you, "Where are you feasting on crumbs?" Is it in your intimacy with God? in understanding your identity? in your relationships? on the job? or perhaps even in your marriage?
Today you may find yourself gleaning in a field, but don’t stay there forever. One day it will be time to move on and we need to be ready.
For the language of heaven is not scarcity but abundance, not poverty but riches, not losses but gains.
Who knows what plans God has for us that we don’t know about yet? But if we are so focused on the crisis of the moment we just might miss it; or worse yet, lose the opportunity to partner with him to bring about his extraordinary plan.
Maybe it is about finding a partner like Naomi found in Ruth and vise versa, to encourage you and spur you on.
Let the word of Christ have the run of the house. Col 3:16
Even if it is a spark. One day that spark becomes a fire.
And so the blogpost ended with this and I will too, ‘I’m convinced God doesn’t want you feasting on the crumbs when you can enjoy the entire pie.’
be encouraged ~ lois
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