Don’t Rule Out a Miracle
Key Verse to Read and Treasure
Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered. (Psalm 105:5, ESV)
The Bible opens with a miracle of God taking place,
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light…Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…so God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Read Genesis 1:1-31)
And closes with the promise of a miracle, “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.” Amen come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20)
And in between there are more miracles than we can count, more than could be recorded.
The definition of a miracle 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.” Or “a supernatural phenomenon.”
In the Bible we understand a miracle to be “an extraordinary event taken as a sign of the supernatural power of God.” In short, we might define a miracle as God performing something that is beyond the scope of any human to accomplish.
Each generation of believers has had its battles with skepticism concerning the miracles of God. Doubting if God can perform a miracle in their circumstances or upon the earth. Even the early believers had trouble believing and accepting the miracle of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead.
A recent conversation between me and my husband focused on the miracle of Jesus at the wedding in Cana where Jesus turned water to wine. We both thought it spiritually overwhelming that Jesus never touched the water. He never spoke to the water saying something like, “water, become wine.” But simply told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” (John 2:7) and that’s all. In the presence of Jesus, the water automatically became wine. I’m sure the servants were like, “what in the world! Who does that!” We know it was this miracle that convinced Jesus’ disciples he was the real deal from God. And his brothers too because immediately following the wedding the John records that Jesus, his mother, his brothers, and the disciples traveled to Capernaum and spent several days there. (John 2:12)
As we abide in Christ and make our home in him, the Vinedresser is not only pruning the branches, but he is also working miracles of transformation in our lives. We see and sense him at work in our lives and inner being. Continually tending to us, lavishing his love on us, tenderly caring for us, listening to our cries, drying our tears, easing our pain, straightening out our messes, solving our problems, healing our hurts. We do not have to be challenged to believe in the miracles our Father sends, we know and experience them firsthand and become part of the fruit we bear as we tell others who don’t know him as their miracle-worker yet what a great, beautiful, faithful, living, and loving God he is.
What miracles do you need to take place in your life and circumstances? Do you have some water you need turned to wine? Are you remembering to stop praying for the manifestation of your solutions to your problems and just ask God for a miracle? You are a vine-dweller, that’s a miracle in and of itself. What miracle is the Vine not willing to perform for you as you abide in him?
Jesus promises us that if we ask the Father for something in his name the Father will give to us (John 15:16). Have you asked the Father for a miracle in Jesus’ name?
Father, In the name of Jesus, my beloved Lord and Savior, my sweet Redeemer and bringer of salvation, I ask you for a miracle in my…
What’s my water I need changed to wine? Do I believe 100% that God can and is willing to perform a miracle in my situation? Am I praying in belief that he will?
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