God never asked you to perform a miracle, He only asks you to start one!

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God never asked you to perform a miracle, He only asks you to start one! You take the step in faith; giving Him something to work with – then watch what He will do! As Christians we need to totally understand God is not lacking in resources. There is nothing you and I need that He does not already own. Everything belongs to Him- “O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.” (Psalm 104:24) You are His child and He only wants to give you good things (“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17) Your Heavenly Fathers nature is a nature of increase and He is looking for a vessel He can use to bring the increase to and through!

We live in a five sense world – driven by what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. We live by the motto “I have to see it to believe it.” This however, is the total opposite of God. He is a faith God. He expects us to walk by faith and live by faith. He is moved only by our faith. By faith we were saved when we asked Jesus into our hearts; but we then tend to forget the rest of this is a “faith walk” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 – as we can all quote – “we walk by faith and not by sight.” BUT do we live it? The NIV translation says “ we live by faith and not by sight.” So there it is in black and white – the directions on how to live – we are to live by faith. However, so many times we are so caught up in our circumstances and focusing on what we don’t have and “what if” and “what about this or that” – when we are supposed to be looking at what God already possesses (everything) and what He gives us (good and perfect gifts and supplies our need). Jesus took two fish and five loaves and fed a multitude (Matt. 14:14-21). A widow took a bit of flour and oil which became the means for a miracle that sustained her through a famine (1 Kings 17:8-16). A young shepherd boy took a few pebbles and killed a giant and conquered a nation (1 Sam. 17:40-51). Not one of them were acting on the five senses they possessed when they did these miracles. Each of them were living and walking by faith – not faith in themselves, but faith in the God who possess everything they needed!

God is not asking you to do the miracle you need in your life; He is asking you to start the miracle by taking the act of faith and stepping out. Whatever you need right now, He has it for you, He is just waiting for you to act in faith by giving Him something in His hands as a vehicle so He can show forth His power! You possess something just as the young boy, the widow, and young David did for God to use. Step out, confess the Word, live by faith; and watch God perform a miracle in your life!

{Want more devotions? I’m A Sword Wielding Devil Slayer; Declaring the Word of God and Taking Back What The Devil Has Stolen From Me!}

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4 thoughts on “God never asked you to perform a miracle, He only asks you to start one!

  1. Mikes Sumondong July 2, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    This is the 3rd post I’ve read in this first visit to your blog and I’m blessed with each of it! SUch a great reminder not to trust our own selves but God in every endeavor, every dream, in the ministry and in everything. after all we have already given our lives to Him.

    Thanks and God Bless you!

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  2. Dawn June 25, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Excellent message! Very relevant! Thanks!

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  3. Shelby June 25, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    I love love love this post! Learning to walk more boldly in faith seems to be what this year is all about for me — you put it beautifully!

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  4. shawna June 25, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Thank you, thank you for this timely word. It is so fitting for us to live by. Thank you also for being a willing vessel used by God to encourage me. Had you not been listening to Him, I would not be climbing out of the pit right now. I am thankful God used you to help me, which helps my family. Praying God blesses you and yours!

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