Anybody Need A Miracle?
Nothing is impossible with God
- God is still the God of miracles in the Bible.
- Miracle: It’s a God thing!
- Our position: Believe in miracles and trust in Jesus.
Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”
- Don’t box God in.
- God is always bigger than our experiences.
Believing God closes the gap between our theology and our reality.
- Faith in action
- Unplanned blessings.
- Beyond my abilities.
Seeking after God increases our expectations and preparations for miracles.
Miracles and Waiting
According to a Timex survey, Americans wait:
- 32 minutes for every doctor visit.
- 28 minutes in airport security lines.
- 21 minutes for getting ready to leave the house.
- 13 hours for customer service.
- 38 hours for waiting in traffic each year.
- 37 billion hours Americans wait in line each year.
- Humans will spend 6 months of their lives waiting just in line.
Cell Phones (talking)
- 23 days a year
- 9 years for the average person’s life.
Cell Phones (social media, gaming, texting)
- 27 days a year
- 3 hrs. 15min per day
Every rewrite of your struggles and impossible problems is because every prayer is a sentence added to your miracle story.
Principle of Prayer and Miracles:
Prayer is the necessary tool that God has decreed to activate His plan and will.
Pray releases God to do what He has already planned to do but prayer does not make God do something He hasn’t planned to do.
Isaiah 65:24 “Before they call I will answer…”
James 5:16-18 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (17)Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months, it did not rain on earth. (18)Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
Duet. 11:16-17 Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other Gods and worship them; (17)then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land the Lord is giving you.
You will never know how to pray God’s will if you do not know what God’s Word says. God’s Word is the foundation to our request for miracles.
God is not going to bless you so you can share it with an idol.
Don’t grow weary for your miracle. Be fervent in your prayers and confident in your waiting.
God’s gifts are free, but often they are not easy to open.
Duet. 8:7-10 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, fountains and springs, flowing out in the valley and hills, (8)a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey. (9)a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. (10)And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land He has given you.
Waiting means taking initiative —– occupy your space with expectation and obedience.
Principles of waiting:
- Remember God’s character.
Ps. 25:10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
- Rest in God’s strength.
Ps. 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord,, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
- Reflect on God’s present help.
Ps. 13:5-6 But I trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. (6)I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
- Release your rights.
Ps.37:5-6 Commit your way to the Lord; trust him and he will act. (6)He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
- Reach out to others.
Ps. 145:5-7 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. (6)They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. (7)They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
- Rejoice in what is to come.