3 Steps to Receive Your Miracle (2 min read)

Because of your little faith,” Jesus told them. “For if you had faith even as small as a tiny mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would go far away. Nothing would be impossible (Matthew 17:20, TLB)

Hello Everyone, 

Its so exciting to talk about Faith because Faith is the currency we trade with as believers. Remember that God has already blessed you with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).

Note: God is not wanting to bless you. He has already blessed you because you belong to Jesus Christ. What you need to do is to use Your Faith to bring what is in the spiritual to the physical.

God desires that you live healthy, prosperous, victorious, and most importantly live in the world of possibilities.

I want to share 3 steps you can take to receive your miracle from  the story of woman with the issue of blood:

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photo credit: https://sethadamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/woman-with-an-issue-of-blood-howard-lyon.jpg

For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole” (Matthew 9:21, KJV)

  • Inner Conviction

She said within herself, If I may….”. She had inner conviction that  If only she could touch Jesus’ garment, she shall be free. She wasn’t interested in Jesus touching her to be healed because there were many people around which would make it almost impossible. So she believed that a touch on Jesus’ garment was enough to solve her problem. Earlier, she had spent all she had but her situation couldn’t get any better for twelve years. I don’t know what your situation is or has been, and for how long you have had to endure, hoping that one day you will receive your miracle.

The first step is to have inner conviction that God, through Jesus Christ, can provide solution to your problem.

Here is the point, before you go to hospital to see your GP or doctor, you believe that he/she can provide solution to your ailment. You can use same believe (one you have in your GP, dentist, etc…channel it toward God) to tap into the spiritual to get the miracle you seek. If you can Believe, you will receive your Miracle.

  • Do what you Can: The Ordinary

She did not stay back after her thought. She knew that if she was going to get well, she’s got to act on what she believes would work. In effect, she didn’t allow the crowd to be a hindrance to her miracle. She pressed through till she did what she had thought within herself.

A lot of times, we talk about faith and how we want God to bless us. Yet we remain passive. If you believe that a prayer from your Pastor or Friend will produce the result, why not pick phone instantly to call him/her? If watching a televised program of a man of God is what you believe will provide the answer, just stretch your hands for the TV remote. If you believe walking to the employer’s office would grant your desired job, just dress up and walk in without any fear. You’ve got to be active, and not passive.

Sometimes the little thing(s) we ignore is/are the major ingredient(s) to receiving our miracles

When the woman had that thought, she made an immediate move; she acted without consulting others to see how feasible that would be. Always remember that Human mind is limited to  the amount or level of information it has so when it comes to what it can’t comprehend, it gives a No answer.

Therefore instead of consulting people, pray to God for strength to press on. Don’t allow the crowd to stop you from moving forward.

Note: There would always be some sort of limitation(s) to keep you from moving forward; the limitation might be

  • the amount of funds you have for a project
  • the type of certificate you have
  • what your doctor has said about you
  • what “an expert” has said about your situation
  • the information you have about the situation
  • intimidation from other people, etc.

But regardless of the giant or object(s) that stand(s) between you and Jesus, be encouraged to PRESS ON.

Your miracle is just One Step of Faith away

  • Share your Testimony 

“…she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.” (Luke 8:47, KJV)

Sharing your testimony is a way of making God’s miraculous power known to the world

It affirms the victory God has granted you through Jesus Christ and by the Power of the Holy Spirit. Words are powerful so when you hear yourself talk about what God has done in your life before others, the joy, the praise, and the glory that goes to God pave way for the supernatural to happen.

I have often received miracles after testifying what I felt in my spirit. Whatever happens afterwards, I can’t explain but what I do notice is that my body and/or the situation responds to the spirit.

Conclusion:

The same power that healed the woman with the issue of blood is available to anyone who believes, act in Faith, and declares the goodness of God.

 

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Keep Asking, Don’t Quit

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The Theme for this month is Faith. Having Faith and walking by Faith are important ingredients in our walk with God.

“You can never please God without faith, without depending on him…” (Hebrews 11:6, TLB)

The more you walk by Faith, the more your Faith grows and the more you defeat obstacles that come your way.

Today, I want to share few scriptures I believe would encourage you to Ask for anything in Jesus’ Name because there is an assurance that God would supply ALL.

Keep Asking, Don’t Give Up!

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God did not keep back his own Son, but he gave him for us. If God did this, won’t he freely give us everything else? (Romans 8:32, CEV) Emphasis added

Yes, ask anything, using my name, and I will do it! (John 14:14, TLB) Emphasis added

And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19, AMP) Emphasis added

Have a great day.

Mountain Moving Faith

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“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible” (Matthew 17:20, NLT. Emphasis added)

Zechariah 4:10


Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.)
Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Reach Beyond Your Limits (Part 2)

Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.”  (Ephesians 3:20, AMP)

cropped-eagle.jpgGod created you to live prosperous life. His purpose for sending Jesus wasn’t only for you to spend eternity with him but also for you to live as a royal son/daughter on earth. He has showered so much blessings upon your life that whatever you decide to do prospers.

God doesn’t set limits or boundaries for us; they are set by ourselves. We build boundaries through the process of socialisation and the environment within which we grow or learn. We set these mental imageries that keep us bound for many years, if not our entire years on earth.

Sometimes physical situation(s) like sicknesses, disabilities, skin diseases, poverty, etc create limits for people. It makes them believe that they can’t achieve greatness like anybody else.

No matter what the challenge might be (mental imageries or physical challenge), God has a way of making you live a life of purpose. He has destined you to succeed in whatever you choose or decide to do.

In 2 Kings 7, we read of four lepers who were outcast. They couldn’t go into the city because of their ailment. They weren’t recognised by people because they (people) believed nothing good could come from them. In those days, there was famine in the city that led to anthropophagy. The Word from God was that “Tomorrow about this time a [a]measure of finely-milled flour will sell for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria” But nobody knew how that was going to be possible.

What made the promise come to pass was that these four “good for nothing” lepers defeated their fears, overlooked their ailment and decided to match toward the enemy’s camp for food. Two things I want us to consider are:

  1. They had a need, or goal, or mission
  2. They faced insurmountable challenge

Before they could have food, they had to face the enemy. And facing the enemy meant that there were either going to live or die. They didn’t have weaponry to fight and besides they were only four. Yet they chose to do the ordinary by walking to the enemy’s camp.

The Bible says that “when they came to the edge of the camp, there was no one there. For the Lord had caused the Aramean army to hear the sound of chariots, and the sound of horses, the sound of a great army. They had said to one another, “The king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come [and fight] against us.” So the Arameans set out and fled during the twilight, and left their tents, horses, and donkeys, even left the camp just as it was, and fled for their lives. v5-7.

When the lepers did the natural, God did the supernatural. When they did what they could, God did the extraordinary. It turned out that they achieved what they went for with less or no struggle. The greater part of the task was defeating their fears and deciding to take steps regardless of the outcome. I could imagine the kind of thoughts that ran through their minds as they walked towards the camp. But in the end, they became heroes of Samaria and God achieved His purpose through them.

Conclusion:

When you take a critical look at your life, what are the challenges or roadblocks that stand before you? Could it be that you want a college degree but you don’t have the funds? You may not have enough money to pay for the fees but the little you have can pay for the forms or application fees. Go ahead and apply believing that God would do the supernatural. If it is about work, keep sending CV and apply and trust that God has an angle along the path to help you. If it is about marriage, new business, new market you want to reach, ministry you want to start, book you want to write, whatever it is that you want to do, my questions are:

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Photo courtesy: Center for Change

What ordinary thing can you do today?

What steps can you take today?

What phone call can you make today?

What letter can you write today?

Where can you walk or drive to today?

Don’t let the enemy deceive you into thinking that you don’t qualify for that. Remember what Apostle Paul said “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]” (Philippians 4:13, AMP)

Note that these lepers didn’t have the Holy Spirit on the inside so imagine what you (having the Holy Spirit inside of you and Jesus interceding for you) can accomplish if only you could do the natural or ordinary? 

Reach Beyond Your Limits (Part 1)

I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] (Philippians 4:13, AMP)

eagleOne of the things we should do throughout the year is to step beyond our boundaries or limitations. We are made up of Body, Soul, and Spirit. And when God created us, He deposited in us everything we would ever need to achieve, create, or make whatever we set our mind on to do on earth.

Our Spirit interacts with God, Who through the Holy Spirit guides us on what to do, how to do, and when to do. He created us with limitless possibilities so that we can design and bring into reality whatever we can imagine.  That is God created us to function like Him.

However, the Body interacts with the outside world which has been polluted (with lies and deceptions) by Satan and his demons. The enemy tries to use our physical situation(s) to create a blockade to prevent us from achieving what we desire in life. It’s like keeping a cat or dog in a box and making it believe that it can’t jump out.

Some of us, unfortunately, have allowed the enemy to keep them in a box for so long; He has created a boundary and programmed them to believe that they couldn’t step beyond the boundaries. He uses fear, among other things, to keep them from reaching their full potentials.

Merriam Webster dictionary defines limitation as “Something (such as a lack of ability or strength) that controls what a person is able to do”.

What is your boundary?

What limits have you set for yourself, or what have you made yourself believe that you can’t do?

It could be the book you want to write, or a trip you want to embark on, or some career development(s) you want do, or a new venture you want to explore, or a business idea you want to start, or a project or contract you want to tender for.

What is/are limiting you from moving forward?

As you ponder on the above question and make note/list, I will share with you (in subsequent posts) stories about people who had every reason to give up but chose to reach or move beyond the barriers that were before them. I believe their stories will stir you up, in order for you to take bold steps of faith to achieve what God has deposited in your spirit this year and beyond.

FAITH

20131106-150737.jpgBut without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him…” (Hebrews 11:6, AMP)

Faith is the currency we trade with in our walk with God. We don’t see God yet we believe He exists and He rewards us as we earnestly and diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:1 (AMP) says that “Faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality – faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experience by the physical senses]

Faith is the title deed you have about the things you hope for in this world. Mariam Webster dictionary defines title deed as the deed constituting the evidence of a person’s legal ownership. I went further to search for deed; a legal document that shows who owns a building or piece of land. Normally, deed is a signed and sealed instrument. When you have title deed it means that you own the property and no one can steal it or take it away from you. Having considered the above definitions, we can conclude that Faith is your signed and sealed instrument constituting the evidence of your legal ownership of the things you hope for, and the evidence of things not seen.

Assuming you are in dying need of $1000 and a wealthy friend gives you an instrument (for instance a cheque) which bears $1000 in your name. The cheque becomes the assurance or confirmation of the $1000 you hope for but it’s a crossed cheque so you have to deposit into your account before you can transact with it. This means that you have not seen $1000 cash but the cheque is evidence that you have $1000. Normally, you don’t pause to consider whether your friend has enough money in his account but you just believe because of your perception about his wealth. Therefore you walk home with smile on your face after thanking him for giving you a cheque of $1000 (that can be dishonoured by his banker).

Faith makes you give thanks in advance for what is yet to be experience by the physical senses.

Another point to consider is that Faith without deeds is dead. Having the $1000 cheque bearing your name doesn’t mean you have $1000 cash. You have to take steps to cash the cheque; that is going to the banker with the cheque, as well as exercising little patience while the banker checks security features of the cheque before honouring the cheque. The process you go through involves waiting.

When you have Faith in God, you WAIT for His timing because you believe that in a little while your request would be granted.

Waiting doesn’t mean you won’t have the money but it allows the banker to check the drawer’s balance, his signature, other mandates before transferring $1000 into your account. Sometimes it takes up-to three working days before the process is complete. If you don’t act on your Faith, holding the cheque wouldn’t make you any better because it is $1000 in another form, not cash. You can’t use the cheque to make payments as it’s closed and only you can withdraw which is why it is important that you take steps to get the money transferred into your account. If you wait any longer, the value of the money may fall.

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Friend, we walk by faith and not by sight. It is good to have faith but in order to have your requests granted, you have to act on your faith. And as you act on your faith, expect that you may have to wait for a little while. The scripture says that if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently. (Romans 8:25, NLT). Start acting on your Faith today.