November 21, 2020
Have you ever prayed for something really big only to have it never happen? Have you ever prayed for a miracle? I want to clarify a few things before we dare ourselves to pray for miracles.
A miracle according to Oxford is “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.”
These are things that cannot be explained by scientific or natural law. They are attributed to an act of the divine. In other words, they are God’s work. Here are a few examples of Jesus’ miracles that we find in scripture.
With the exception of exorcisms, Jesus performed miracles that had to do with transforming matter or energy into something else. When people were healed their cells went from disfunction to proper function (Mark 2:1-12). He changed the molecular makeup of water into wine (John 2:1-11). He caused the division of bread and fish to become multiplication in the story of the loaves and fishes (Matt 14:13-21). He commanded the weather to calm (Mark 4:35-41). He caused the breath of life to return to a dead body (John 11:38-44).
He was divine. It was by definition an act that only he could do. I believe these transformations of matter and energy were easy in comparison to transforming our hearts. That’s why Jesus’ teachings focused on drawing us closer to God. The closer we get to God the more we understand who He really is.
I believe we hesitate to pray for all miracles because we don’t trust God is who he says he is. We say God is all-powerful and yet we don’t pray he will use that power for our own needs.
We don’t pray that God will invest in our business because he has better things to do. We don’t pray that we will be miraculously healed because what if he doesn’t heal us? We don’t pray for resources because we haven’t been diligent in stewarding what we have. We don’t pray for things beyond where we believe God is willing to go. Are you limiting God? I know I have many times in life.
I would hear, “You got yourself in this mess now you get yourself out.” or “What if God doesn’t heal them?” “You cannot do that!” “Where are earth are you going to get the resources to build that, do that, create that…” (This was the voice of the enemy)
I still have to bolster my resolve to pray for miracles, but I want to be the type of Christian that puts God’s reputation on the line in prayer. I want to be bold enough to ask!
Are you daring enough to:
Pray for miraculous healings.
Pray for unexplained provision.
Pray for those who are addicted to be set free…instantly!
Pray for those that are on the edge of giving up on life will receive the breath of life that comes from the Holy Spirit.
Pray for racial unity in our country.
Pray for the eradication of this global pandemic.
Are you a person who can set aside your doubt and trust the God of heaven is big enough, loving enough, and kind enough to set a miracle in motion for your today?
I promise you. You are.
Don’t listen to the voice that asks, “Who do you think you are asking for that?” Silence it by saying, “I’m dust, but the God I pray to is more than enough. He will help deliver me, set me free, provide for me, and help me overcome any obstacle that comes my way!”
What miracle are you going to dare to pray for today? Please leave it in the comments below if you are comfortable. I’d love to join you in prayer.