Miracles Don’t Just Happen

Have you ever realized that miracles don’t just happen? A lot of the time, we expect God to magically solve a problem. But God is not a genie. He always interacted with his creation. Jesus never healed arbitrarily, but as a result of something. Whether it be prayer, fasting, or leaps of faith. Abraham became the father or many nations. He gave birth to Isaac at 100 years old. God didn’t just magically give him this, however. God told Abraham “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.””

Genesis 17:1-2. There’s an if-then relationship here. Abraham had to first do something which was walk before God faithfully and be blameless THEN the Lord would make his convenient with him. In John 5, Jesus heals the invalid man. He tells him “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk” to which the man listened. As a result, he cured. But he had to first pick up his mat and walk; he had to first do what Jesus commanded. Had he not, where would the miracle be? So I ask you today, will you pick up your mat and walk as the Lord commands you to or will you continue to miss the miracles?

Food for Thought,


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