We read about all kinds of miracles that Jesus performed in the Bible, either personally or through his followers. But does God still perform miracles? How is this at all relevant for us today? We are living in post-biblical times, right?
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“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:7,8
Today’s scripture tells us that God wants to use us today to do his work, just like He did with the Biblical leaders of old. Everything that God did back then, He can do now. He can perform miracles like healing the sick, raising the dead, parting the Sea, and walking on water. He can comfort the heartbroken, locate the lost, love the unlovable, forgive the unforgivable.
God can do everything today that He did back then through those who earnestly seek Him. God can work miracles in your life today. He can do what everyone else says is impossible. Jesus said that all things are possible with God – (Matthew 19:26).
And we can be confident knowing that God answers prayers. Realize that sometimes we just might not like His answer – (see multiple scripture references below). In these cases we have to be able to put aside our plan, wants, and desires, and surrender fully to him. There is power in the name of Jesus and when we trust in him.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. This is the day that You have made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. I hear the songbirds chirping, the world is alive. You are alive in me. Increase your fullness of life in me Lord. I want to be more like you. I seek full measure of your Holy Spirit Lord. We are humbled by your perfect love. Cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Purify us from the inside out. Guide our every step today and whenever we find ourselves a sheep among wolves. Bring us your divine power, wisdom, peace, and love. We receive everything according to your Promise, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and give you all the honor and glory in praise. Amen.
Today’s full reading: Isaiah 25-28; Hebrews 13
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
- “So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’.” – Hebrews 13:6
- “If God is for us, who can be against us.” – Romans 8:31
- “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’.” – Matthew 19:26
- “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” – 1 John 5:14,15
- “We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.” – John 9:31
“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:12-13
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