How To Receive A Miracle – Part 1 – Words to Live by
By Pastor Lonnie G. McCowan
All of us have needed a miracle in the past, need one now, or will need of one in the future. Most people don’t know how to receive a miracle from God. The best advice is don’t wait until a storm hits to learn how to believe God for a miracle. During a storm, emotions will cancel out your faith.
The difference between a blessing and a miracle. A miracle is a supernatural intervention of God in a crisis situation. A blessing is still God’s power, but it flows through natural channels. Blessings are better than miracles. If you live your life from one miracle to the next, you will live from crisis to crisis. It’s better to be blessed with good health than to always need healing. God’s will is for us to walk in blessing.
We all need a miracle at some time to simply jump-start our faith. If it weren’t for miracles, we wouldn’t grow to the point where we could walk in the blessings of God. People believe that God is able, but simply believing God is able to do a miracle is not enough. You must know how to receive it.
Many people just wish and hope it happens. They think there is no way to grab a hold of miracles and make them happen. That’s not what the Bible teaches. God is predictable and orderly. He doesn’t do one thing this time and another thing another time. God created this world and everything physical around us, and the physical world is orderly. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is forever faithful.
Faith is governed by laws. (Romans 3:27) The kingdom of God operates under law. It is consistent. When someone is killed due to the law of gravity, we may wonder why God did that. He didn’t, but there are laws that He put in place.
Gravity says that if you jump off a building, you will be killed. If you cooperate with God’s laws, you will be fine. If you ignore those laws, you can be killed by the laws intended for your good. It’s the same with the spiritual laws of God.
So, how do you receive a miracle from God? First, you must recognize that miracles are not just hit and miss. You can tap into a miracle. You learn the laws of God and how they work, and miracles will happen. I’m not saying you can push a button and God pops out or you can make God do whatever you want. I’m saying God is turned on all the time and any time, you get turned on, you can see the power of God operate. God is always wanting to move on your behalf. God is for you — He is a good God.
You are the one who controls God’s ability in your life. God doesn’t. It is God’s power and His ability, but it’s up to you. The Scripture says in Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Many people leave off that last phrase, “according to the power that worketh in us.” If there is no power in you, you can stop God’s intervention in your life. God has chosen to never violate your will. God has chosen to flow through you. Satan can’t stop God’s power, but you can. God wants you to have a miracle, but you have to stop waiting and start believing and speaking.
The most important miracle in the Bible is the virgin birth of Jesus. God came and lived in a physical body now that’s a miracle. The angel came and spoke to Mary of this miracle. The miracle happened when Mary answered (in Luke 1:38), “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” (Notice Mary had to speak something before the miracle happed) When God creates, He speaks things into existence by His Word.
God did all His miracles by speaking the Word. In Genesis, He created the world by speaking Words. The important point is that your words are involved in your miracle.
Many Christians put prayer above all and believe that if you pray, it will happen. Prayer is like water or fertilizer that you put on the seed. But, without planting a seed, watering is useless. Your words are seeds The bible says you will have what you SAY not what you Pray.
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he say shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he say.