Should I expect a miracle?
March 30, 2011
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Pastor, I grew up attending a church that had a sign saying, “Expect a Miracle” on the front of the pulpit. I saw it every week but now that I’m older I’ve begun to wonder. Should I expect a miracle?
Let’s start by defining the word “miracle.” Some people use it to describe the birth of a baby. These people see miracles in all kinds of everyday experiences. Although every new life is an awe-inspiring event, babies are not miracles. Others use the word talk about an impossibility. They say miracles don’t happen now; they never have and never will happen. I think the true definition is somewhere in between these two meanings. Miracles are acts of God that defy the usual way things happen. They are neither common or nonexistent.
Miracles are acts of God that defy the usual way things happen.
Now, who can expect a miracle? Are they available to everyone or to a select few? I believe God will do miracles to accomplish his will. It also seems to me that you can expect a miracle if you meet the following conditions.
- Pray for God’s will to be done — even when you aren’t sure what it is.
- Do everything as Jesus’ representative.
- Forgive those who hurt you. do it quickly and completely.
- Admit your doubts honestly. However, don’t cling to them. Ask God to prove your doubts wrong.
- Keep trusting God to do what is best as you do what he wants you to do.
Do you know someone who experienced a true miracle? Please share the story.