Surprises, Miracles, and Revelation

Jesus says this to his disciples after he calms the storm. They see him perform miracles of healing, and many other miracles. But then he calms the storm, and they are amazed yet again. I think about this, and Jesus is healing sick, giving sight to the blind, and raising people from death, and they are surprised by a little calming of the storm? This is actually very funny. Like we get these miracles in our lives, then we are surprised by other miracles. Why are we surprised? God can do anything! How awesome is our God?

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“He said to the disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith’?” – Mark 4:40

But I think it is totally cool to be caught by surprised when God shows Himself to us via these miracles. The fact that God would take the time to surprise us, it’s like flowers on mothers day, or a new pair of underwear on father’s day. Alright, maybe that is not a great analogy, but you get the point. It is easy to be surprised by miracle healings, miracle breakthroughs in relationships, in finance, in healings of drug addictions or pain or suffering, or peace of mind. But life is so amazing when we can be surprised by God even by the little things, by new wisdom, small revelations, and day to hints and reminders of His Presence.

God is never surprised, but we can live an amazing and joyful life enjoying the surprises of our Creator each and every day. What is God going to reveal to you today that is going to lead to a breakthrough in the area of life where you need it most? Keep your eyes open. Look for it. It’s coming today! And there is more where that came from when we seek the Lord first.


Dear heavenly Father, thank you for this wonderful Word today. We give all honor and glory to You. Fill us with your goodness and mercy. Open our eyes to your miracles that are happening around us each and every day. Let the scales fall from our eyes that we might see! Reveal to us your Holy Spirit, and help us to walk in your blessing. We give you all honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Today’s full reading: Numbers 17,18; Psalm 29; Mark 4

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