Matthew 8:13

…go, it shall be done for you as you have believed. 

We all want miracles. We pray for them and nothing happens. Don’t you wonder why? I sure do. I’m sure God has His reasons for not giving us the things we want. I can think of a few:

  1. It could be that it’s simply not a godly request.
  2. It might be a godly request but it’s not what God has planned for you.
  3. It might interfere with another’s free will. We don’t get to control the world no matter how good we’d be at it. Only God gets to do that.

I think these are good reasons, but I think a lot of times we simply don’t have the faith we should when we pray. Sure we know that God CAN do it, but do we believe He WILL do it?

Before you scoff at me, think a minute.

Mark 11: 23

“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.

 

I admit I don’t have that kind of faith—yet. I sure wish I did.

I believe God CAN do those things if He wants, I just don’t think it’s very likely that He will. That’s the doubt Jesus was talking about in the above verse.

But you say, that’s a far-fetched example. Of course, no one can really make a mountain throw itself into the sea. But Jesus said it was possible—but you need to believe.

Believing for little things is easy, but a miracle? Not so easy. After all, a miracle is when God intervenes in the natural world in a supernatural way.

Crazy, radical faith is what’s needed for a miracle.

How do you get that crazy radical faith?

That is the question isn’t it.

I’m not sure I know but I do have one theory.

Jesus talked about faith as a mustard seed. A mustard seed is a teeny, tiny seed but it can grow to huge proportions so…My thought is we start with the teeny tiny faith seed we have and as we water it with the tears of our experiences  and nurture it with our acts of love to others, the seed of faith will grow as the SON shines down on us.

And it will grow and grow and grow…

SHARING TIME: I don’t have any magic words here to tell you how to grow that kind of faith, but I’m hoping some of you can share your wisdom with the rest of us.

 

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