Description: Sometimes when life tends to throw us a curve ball, we still need to realize that we have the same power to get through the storms of this life.
Verse: The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:11
I am certain we all have our favorite stories where Jesus performed miracles during His time on earth, but it is more important to realize that the SAME POWER is open and available to all who believe in Him can step out in faith and ask for the same power to move ANY mountain in this life.
Think about the story of the great miracle with a few loaves of bread and some fished fed all the people and there was leftovers to be a blessing to others. I have heard of a testimony where some students decided to attend a nearby school and feed over 200 students. They begin to look at their pot of soup to give to every child and feared, it would not be adequately enough to feed all the students. As they dipped the ladle to serve each student they were experiencing enough to feed each student. God showed up and fed everyone.
What about the story where Jesus raised people who had died, and then each time woke each person back to life? I know one Evangelists named Smith Wigglesworth, who prayed for his wife and brought her back from the dead. She got frustrated with her husband, and replied, “Smith don’t call me back again, I was in heaven and it was so wonderful.
I am certain without any problem it would be easy to access many miracles that happened here on earth by mere mortals, who BELIEVED they could ask God for help, and trust He would show up.
How about the verse in the Bible on moving the mountain.
“Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.” Matthew 17:20
I have many times cried out to God to protect our neighborhood from a vicious storm, because I knew it was possible, and when the storm did not touch our neighborhood, I thanked God for hearing our prayers.
If you want to see miracles you have to believe in them first. And if you ask God when he did something in your life that you have forgotten, (we all do) we can then know the same God who came to the rescue is the same God today, tomorrow or any other day.. If we can easily believe something that we can influence to bring a blessing to someone else, how much more is it possible that God who did it all is still able to do what He did thousands of years ago?
“We must have the devotion and the confidence to believe that He will not fail and cannot fail. You will never get anywhere if you rely on your feelings, there is something a thousand times better than our own feelings and it’s the Living Word of God! There is a divine revelation within you and me that came when we were born above, this is real faith.” (Smith Wigglesworth)
There is story after story of people like Smith Wigglesworth, who took God at His word. Or in other words, “God said it, and that’s good enough for me!” The choice is ours we have the same power to call on our redeemer to come to our rescue. And Jesus told His disciples that he was going to leave them with the power of the Holy Spirit to give them not just the power he revealed–but greater!
Today smile at your situation, because we can have the power to remove the problem or power to endure through any situation. The choice is ours, and if we who are called as his sons and daughters took on our true identity of Christ, we could have a better perspective in life and work more toward showing the world our risen Savior is NOT DEAD –BUT STILL ALIVE!
Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit for assuring me that the same power I read in the scriptures is available to me to call upon for any situation. Amen