DayBreaks for 3/03/14 – Contented With Crumbs
Revelation 19:9 (NLT) And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”
As we were celebrating Communion yesterday morning, I was struck with a thought that was almost visceral in its power.
Have you ever said to yourself that you’d be content to just eek your way inside the “pearly gates”, that you don’t care if you have a mansion in heaven – that you’d be happy to just “get there”? I’ve said it. My guess is that even if you’ve not said it, you’ve thought it.
As I took the break this morning, when I picked it up, it was broken into two parts already, one much larger than the other. In fact, the smaller piece was more like a crumb. I took it, too, and as I did, I had my epiphany.
I believe that I (and perhaps you?) have become content to settle for crumbs from Jesus’ table. I find that as I get older, the temptation to “go through the motions” is both more difficult and easier to deal with.
It’s easier because there is an increased sense of urgency as one senses time running out that calls us out of a bit of reverie. Perhaps one tends to get more attentive and desperate as the sand is nearly gone from the hourglass.
At the same time, when it comes to our relationship with God, it is harder, at least in my opinion. When you have been a believer for as long as I have, you start to think you know the Word pretty well, that you’ve waked with God for a long time, and it is easy to grow content and sloppy in our efforts to keep the relationship growing. And it is easy to settle for the relational crumbs that fall from His table.
That is not what God wants for us. God doesn’t want us to be content with what we have already. He doesn’t want us to have relational crumbs. He wants us to have the entire fullness of Bread of Life! To have an in-depth, vibrant, resonant, ever-growing and more glorious personal walk with the God of all creation!
Have you been settling for crumbs when you are offered the feast of all time? You’ve been invited to gorge yourself on that Bread…will you accept?
PRAYER: God, hear my confession: I don’t want to settle for crumbs any longer! I want the Bread in such quantity that I shall never hunger again! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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