Thursday, October 20, 2016

Where Miracles Begin



Before we leave the topic of miracles, I need to make one thing clear. When I talk about praying for a miracle and receiving it, I don't mean to imply that the miracle was my idea. It wasn't. 

All miracles originate in the mind of God. Not the mind of Leanna and friends.

When Jesus did the miracle of the loaves and fishes, it was His idea first. He looked around the crowd and saw the need. It went something like this... (Leanna Paraphrase coming up.)

"Hey, Philip, a huge crowd's coming. Where will we get bread to feed them?"

"We're gonna need to get some money first, Jesus. We have to buy bread before we can feed people with it."

Andrew must have liked miracles as much as I do, because he said, "There's a boy here with a sack lunch. It's not enough for everyone, but it's a start."

In a way, it looks like the idea for the miracle was percolating around in Philip's and Andrew's head, but it wasn't.

John 6:6 tells us, "and this He was saying to test him; for He Himself know what He was intending to do." 

Jesus started the conversation with the disciples so that they could be a part. He already know what He was going to do.

When we looked at the bowl of salad and wondered what to do, God already knew He could, and would, multiply it. It was His idea.

When I cried out for help with gas money, God had already positioned the money I needed in just the right spot. It was His idea.

When we look at impossible situations and cry out to God, He knows what's possible. He knows what He's willing to do.

There's one critical part that we often overlook. When we have that nudge to ask God for a miracle, we have to ask Him for it. How simple is that?

If we hadn't asked for a miracle with the salad, I doubt God would've provided. He put it in our hearts, we asked, and He did it.

How many times do we look at a situation and long for God to intervene. We think, "I wish God would just do a miracle." Then, we talk ourselves out of it with, "Nah, He probably wouldn't." We'll never know, because we've never asked.  

Today, let's reconsider this great God we serve. When we pray, God answers. Every time. He may not give us every miracle we request, but He's more likely to give us the miracle we request than the one we don't. 

Dream big. Believe big. Pray big. 

"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted to you." Mark 11:24 nasb
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In case you missed it, here's the link to yesterday's post: The Biggest Miracle of All

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p.s. - my friend Missy Lunceford gave me those praying hands in the photo and they always remind me that I'm the receiver and God is the giver.
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