What to Know When You Need a Miracle

What to Know When You Need a Miracle

A dear friend of mine recently told our family a story from her childhood as we sat together around our kitchen table, enjoying a variety of desserts, strong coffee, and games.

She shared that when she was 5 years old, her young heart was inspired by the words from the movie Peter Pan that if she would only believe, she could fly.  With fervent chants of “I believe!”, her soaring, faith-filled dive off the nearest high point ended in a broken collarbone.

After the age of 5, we tend to not need so many reminders of our humanity.

We CAN’T fly, and by then, we know it.  We can’t save people, we can’t heal people, we can’t really control anything…including our children!  We are human, and as such, we can only do what humans can do.  We can invent airplanes…and interestingly, my flying friend is now in flight school. 🙂  What a redemptive smile from God!  But humans can only do what their nature allows.  Likewise, birds don’t carry briefcases and work in offices, squirrels don’t go deep sea diving, and cows don’t lay eggs. It’s not their nature.What To Know Before You Pray

So when we need something supernatural, we need to check and see in what our faith lies.  Is it in a person…a person who can’t fly?  Is my faith in my own abilities?  Is my faith in circumstances?  My bank account?  None of those are supernatural sources, are they?

What to Know When You Need  a Miracle

But God…God is supernatural by nature.  He is not like us.  His very being is miraculous.  And because He IS miraculous by nature, everything He does is miraculous – just like everything WE do on our own is human.

 

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A sunrise?  All creation?  Healing blind eyes, or a cancer-ridden body, or a broken marriage?  Appearing to a seeker in a Muslim country who has never heard of Jesus?  EVERYTHING God does is miraculous.

So when you need a miracle from God, rest assured that your faith is well-placed in the Miracle Maker, and that your miracle is not “A Big One” to God.  And when you ask God for “something small”, His granting of your small request is every bit as miraculous.

That foundation of understanding that our mighty God deals in the miraculous constantly – and is indeed unable to do otherwise  – should give our faith wings to fly.   Oh, that we would believe our Miracle-Working God to invade our realm with His presence and power and destroy the works of the enemy!  Today, in our world, and in your life, may His Kingdom come and His will be done, and may your faith soar to believe for the supernatural!

With faith, hope, and love,

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Christine is so glad you have joined her on The Beautiful Journey! She is a Bible study writer and teacher living in Texas with her husband, 2 children, and all their pets. Christine believes with all her heart that you can live the full, high-impact, joyful life God designed for you, right now. That beautiful journey begins inside you and doesn't depend on your circumstances. She would love to have you join her on the journey!

9 Comments

  • pia jingco

    April 17, 2017 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Thips is lovely 🙂 Thank you for the reminder we all need.

    • Christine

      April 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Pia! Love, Christine

  • Misty Moon

    April 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Amen. I was reminded of something that was said by Brother Greg Green at our annual marriage and family conference at our church. Paraphrased: Our words are acted upon either by angels or devils. If we speak negatively, the devils can act on our word. If we speak the things of God, angels can act on our words. Your post made me think of this because our words determine our faith. We can either speak in faith or we can speak in fear and doubt. If we speak in faith, miracles can happen. Blessings!

    • Christine

      April 17, 2017 at 4:55 pm Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Misty! I agree with you that SO much more happens as a result of our words than we can imagine. Blessings to you!
      With love,
      Christine

  • kristenshane

    April 10, 2017 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Beautiful message, great post!

    • Christine

      April 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm Reply

      Thank you so much, Kristen! Blessings to you!

  • Brenda Wyatt

    March 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Thanks Chrissy for the beautifully put reminder. It is so easy to put God aside and think we can fix this. I know (even though I have to keep reminding myself daily) I am nothing without Him every second of every day.

    • Christine

      March 22, 2016 at 11:50 am Reply

      So true, Brenda! I’ve been doing some pondering on the dailyness of our need for God and of His provision for us…stay tuned for a possible post on that in the near future. 🙂

  • Teresa Fourroux

    March 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm Reply

    Amen

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