Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Obedience Equals Miracles

In a conversation with someone the other day, I was asked if I believed miracles still exist. Sure, I do. The first miracle of Jesus recorded in the Bible was when He attended a wedding celebration. The wine ran out for the guests and Mary asked her Son Jesus to do something about the situation. Then she told the servants in John 2:5, "Whatever He says to you, do it." Jesus told the servants to fill up several huge water pots, then draw out of the pots the water which by then had been miraculously changed into wine. Because of their obedience to Him, the physical needs of many were met that day. This tells me, in order to have a miracle in our life, we must obey.

We want miracles to happen in our life, but we need to make sure we are being obedient to Him. In Galations 6:9, the Lord promised us that if we do so in patient confidence and trust in Him, we will eventually reap: "And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint."

Sometimes when things aren't working out the way we think they should or we aren't getting the answers to our prayers as fast as we would like, we begin thinking, "Well, God isn't doing anything. Why should I be obedient when He isn't answering my prayers?" In these times, we must remember that God is always working. We just may not be able to see it because He usually works in secret.


Deanna said...

Our God is a God of miracles - big or small - whether I see them or not.

samantha said...

Galations 6:9 is a promise God has given me as I prepare to start a new year of homeschooling with my four young children. It is amazing that when we submit to His will we can walk in His strength and not our own. What a mighty God we serve!