Message: The Canaanite woman pushed Jesus for a miracle for her daughter who was tormented by a demon. Jesus even resisted her at first by telling her that this was only for the Jews. He even insulted her by referencing an analogy that it wasn’t right to throw the children’s bread to the dogs. She looked right past the insult, and pressed back by telling him that even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the table. What I gathered from this is that the woman was desperate and persistent. She didn’t just lay down and accept no for an answer, and even when there was an opportunity for offense, she pushed past the insult and her persistence paid off.
Command: Don’t just lay down and take no for an answer when it comes to deliverance!
Promise: God rewards my persistence!
Warning: I could think of lots of disqualifiers that could potentially discourage me from praying for the miracles of deliverance! If I had done that I wouldn’t be living the life I am now.
Application: This reminds me of the importance of my persistence. It reminds me that God wants their deliverance and their salvation even more than I do. He isn’t disqualifying the need, he is pushing me into the fight!