The questions contained within the Miracle Section are arranged in series like a book and will be more informative if read from the beginning. Click to start at the beginning of the series.
Miracles are all around us and when we hear of other’s miracles, we want more miracles in our lives. How do miracles occur? A miracle may occur because of prayer or it may occur because of god’s love without our knowledge. It may occur instantaneously or it may take days, months, and even years, but keep believing and you will receive.
What are the components of a miracle
Identify the problem
Be specific with your request.
Identify the cause
If you are in the middle of a problem, you need to ask God, “How did I get here? How did I get off your path? Have I been disobedient? What do I need to change in my life, or what do I need to repent of?”
To come to God, we need to be Holy as He is Holy, which means we need to be sinless. We must repent of our sins and seek God’s ways. For most Christians, their most unrepented sin is unforgiveness. We must be willing to make the effort and choice to forgive those who have hurt us. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses (Mark 11:25).
We need to go beyond just reading God’s Word and memorizing it in our brain. We need to meditate on it, ponder what it is saying, what it means, and how it applies to our life. We need to meditate on God’s Word until it moves into our heart and becomes a part of us.
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will act wisely (Joshua 1:8).
Most of us have the tendency to move forward without remembering to first ask God for His directions and guidance. “Lord, what should I do”. It is only when we have caused ourselves problems that we remember to turn to God. If we let God, He says, I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go (Psalm 32:8).
Learn to listen
We all to often expect and want an immediate answer from God, but we must be aware that God’s answers are not always instantaneous. That we need to spend time waiting upon the Lord to gain His directions. Often God will speak to us through His Word.
Believe what God tells you
When God speaks to you, believe what He has said. You may or may not understand what you have been told, but if God speaks to you, obey. He sells us, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).
Do what God tells you
Trusting God and trusting His Word means that we follow what He has told us. We put into action the instructions we have received.
In this microwave era, we want everything instantly, but God’s timing is perfect, even if we have no understanding of why God has not answered. Learn to trust God, including waiting for His answer. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay (Hebrews 10:35, 37).
Give God praise and thanks
As with all prayer, in confidence, praise and give God thanks for hearing you and for the answer that He is bringing. Thanking God for the answer before it comes is showing God your faith.
God wants to bless us with miracles in our life. We only need to believe and not doubt, receive His answer in His perfect timing and in His perfect way.
We should not be fearful that we might make the wrong decision. Or anxious that we are to ask God about every little turn in our life. Rather we should walk with the Lord confident that the Lord is always with us, guiding us from behind the scene. Walking in faith that God will tell us when it is important. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-
But we do need to always be open to hearing God and when we hear Him, being sure to obey Him.
Likewise, before speaking in authority, we must hear from God first. He must give us permission and directions. Isn’t this what Jesus did. …I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.(John 8:28). We should never operate in the authority of Jesus for our own desires, but for the desires of the Father.
We should not just pray in authority because we see a need, but ask, “can we pray for____” so that we are not praying against God’s will.
When God says yes to our request to pray in authority or He tells us to pray about something, you can rest assured it is God’s will and it will be completed. With Jesus, we can pray for and see miracles occur.
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