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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Instead of jogging after miracles, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4)

Miracles! We all want a miracle at a time of our lives: a financial breakthrough, marriage restoration, have children, healing, getting out to specific problems, etc. But the truth is that if we really apply the principles of God in our daily lives, for He provides for us, many things for which we need His miracle might not affect us. Of course, sometimes some things happen to us that we have not caused. Yet and still, it does not necessarily mean that we need a special miracle. Let’s clarify this. You see, some Christians expect a “miracle day” and you will see them jogging around the earth to attend all Christian conventions looking for this miracle, and others limit the miracles in the pages of their Bible as if God does not act anymore! My brother, sister, Jesus did promise that His followers would perform the same miracles He did – even greater ones (John 14:12). His power is still the same today and it works in us and through us. But note that biblical miracles are collected around just four historical periods in the Bible: at the Creation, during Moses’ time and the Exodus, through the prophets Elijah and Elisha, and with Jesus and during the apostolic era. There were a few miracles at other times (the story of Daniel for example). This shows us that miracles did not occur EVERYDAY! But these days, in some churches, we see a miracle during every service! Is it really biblical?

Now we know with certainty that God stil works miracles. How? Because the Bible says that some people have received the gift of miracle powers (1 Corinthians 12:1-13). But the problem is: as we can see in the Bible, miracles are not performed every day, even by Jesus Himself. God answers our prayers, and certainly we should pray for what we want to see Him change in our lives. At the same time, when it is too much , it becomes weird! That is why we must always keep in mind that nobody can heal or perform mass miracles every day, as Jesus did, because we do not control the Spirit of God: God’s Spirit is the one who operates miracles through us, not a man. So when we focus on faith healers rather than on Jesus Himself, we will certainly not receive our miracle from God. Because God does not need an operator of miracles or another person to perform a miracle in you: He can use you yourself too! He only needs your own firm and active faith. Of course, He can use any channel, but your miracle begins with you. Just look at this, if miracle operators were able to distribute miracles, they would start with their own family, their church, their nation. Miracles are a gift of God. So they are given by God, in His time and His Holy Spirit is in us and is waiting for us to believe without doubt and to have total faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Moreover, some miracles that you are asking God for may not be a priority for Him: Apostle Paul wanted the miracle of healing, but God saw that what he was aking Him for was not a problem for him to accomplish the Lord’s purpose, so He God said to him “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). In other words, God’s miracles are a rare commodity and we must be very careful when they become too common among us. Likewise, if God has not answered your prayer, know that His grace is sufficient for you and nothing should stop you from doing what you you are doing for the benefit of the Kingdom, since that pleases Him. My friend, instead of jogging after the miracle, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.