Miracles Happen

When you read the Bible, you are bound to run into a few miracles.  Raising the dead, ax heads floating, the blind seeing, just to name a few.

I've met quite a few people who have told me that under no uncertain terms does God do miracles anymore.  That was then, this is now, and God doesn't do that.  Hmmmm

I have to tell you in the spirit of full disclosure that I have prayed for people who were healed of AIDS/HIV, cancer (all types), bone disease, mental disorders and more.  Again in the spirit of full disclosure, I have prayed for people who need a job, whose marriage needed restoration, whose families were in need of healing, who needed their relationship with God restored.  So the above-aforementioned statement about miracles not being for today doesn't sit with me well.

During the month of March, I am speaking about miracles (Sunday's @ 10:30 am) and how we can experience them in our lives.

There are all sorts of miracles, but let's start with the one that people request the most.  Healing.

ISA 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

I remember the first time I was called upon to pray for someone's healing.  I was a young associate pastor in a central Florida church.  This particular Sunday the Pastor was out of town, and I was left in charge of the services.  Between the first and second service, I was informed that one of the men who attended the church had just been diagnosed with lung cancer.  He had been given 6 months to live.  

During the service, I asked him to come forward.  I led in prayer, and I gave it everything I had.  We moved on with the rest of the service and trusted God with this situation. 

A couple of weeks later this man came by my office to tell me this story.  "I just came back from the doctors.  They took a new set of X-rays and then the chaos ensued.  The doctor was telling the nurse that she had brought the wrong X-rays.  The x-ray technician was called in to explain what was wrong with his x-ray machine.  Finally, another doctor came in, looked at the first set and then the second set of X-rays.  In his profession opinion, there was no mix-up. "  Then they asked my friend at what time in his life did he have lung surgery.  He said, "Never." They called a surgeon in to look at the X-ray and explain why there was scar tissue on this man's lungs.  He said, "That would be where I would make the incisions if I were doing the surgery, but I have never operated on this man."  They asked my friend what he had been doing for the last 2 weeks to which he said, "I prayed, and my church prayed for me."  With that, they declared his case a miracle and closed the file.  

Miracles happen every day.  Tomorrow I'll share another one with you.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I believe in you, and I believe you can do miracles in my life.  AMEN

Need a miracle, write your request below and I will pray for your need today.  


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