“A Mother’s Nerve” by Kirk Hunt
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
Mark 7:26 KJV
She was not Jewish, or from Israel. She came from the Phoenician coast of Syria. In fact, she was a descendent of Greek conquerors.
To the Jews, this woman represented a corrupting foreign influence. Certainly, she knew how the locals viewed her. Still, she came to Jesus with her possessed daughter.
As only a mother can, she pushed to the head of the line. Boldly, she asked for a miracle from Jesus, knowing she had no rights or entitlement. She even refused to take “no” for an answer.
Somewhere along the line, someone needs you to have a mother’s nerve. Be willing to ask for big things from folks who have every reason to refuse you or yours. Be sure to have a strong expectation for your miracle.
This mother went away with her daughter cured. She had the faith to approach. She had the faith to ask. She even had the faith to stay and contend for her miracle.
Faith is more than mere belief. It is expectation that conflicts with the facts and data. It demands acts, that lead to an outcome, that does not follow the flow of events.
Mom got her miracle. Daughter got her healing. Who needs you to have faith like a mother?
Think: I should be bold and forward in seeking to bless and benefit others.
Pray: “Lord, give me the heart and courage to seek Your good for others.”
Copyright © May 2013, Kirk Hunt
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