Blessings that are Crumbs
Let him hear what the Spirit says to the Christians:
They returned from a glorious mission where they healed the sick, delivered the captive and used Christian authority over satan.
They were overcome by an uninhibited joy.
But the Lord immediately warned them. He said: do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10.20
It is one thing to receive blessings in every area of your life while in this world and, also, serve as the vessel of these blessings.
It is another thing to receive the blessing of blessings: the conviction, which is given by the Spirit of God, that your name is written in the Book of Life and also serve as an instrument of this glory.
Every blessing that has to do with something material is a crumb compared to the greatness of serving as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Nothing in this world, no matter how rich, beautiful, pleasurable, etc., compares to the fullness of the Spirit of the Lord Jesus.
Therefore, nothing and nobody is able to remove the joy, peace and conviction of His presence within.
He is an endless Hidden Treasure, found by those who seek Him with all their strength, with all their understanding and with all their heart.
Of course, in His absence, any crumb, even if it’s bitter, seems as sweet as honey.
The immense joy those disciples felt had nothing to do with the joy of having an absolute conviction they were living Temples of the Holy Spirit.