Summary: Is there really a life-full of miracles? Is miracle only one of those stories in the Bible that God no longer manifest in this world today? Let us tackle this question...
Is there really a life-full of miracles? Is miracle one of those stories in the Bible that God no longer manifest in this world today? Let us tackle this question...
Because of globalization, of modern technology; just the flick of our fingers on the remote of our television sets, or switching of the desktop computer,even mobile phones nowadays have GPRS,look at the i-phones of Apple today,we can see what’s happening throughout the world that never in the imagination of those people of long ago would ever imagine, we now are experiencing! Therefore, miracles are no longer given such attention.
Today, the miracle I would like to emphasize and discuss to you are the eternal miracles which time and technologies could not surpass. This happening is an all-time box office that no one can duplicate for it came from the Source of everything in this world. JESUS. The Alpha and the Omega. Writer C.S.Lewis in his book the Grand Miracle have noted that there are two conditions required to experience a genuine miracle. One,believe in the normal stability of nature, which means we must recognize that the data offered by our senses recur in regular patterns, and two-Believe in some reality beyond nature.When beliefs are held, and not till then,we can approach with an open mind the various reports which claim that this super or extra-natural reality has sometimes invaded the sensuous content of space and time which makes our"natural" world.
So my first advice as you listen is that; Sit Down for awhile in this Church. Relax. Life is not a race. It is a journey that can only be enjoyed once you hop on the boat of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is your right place, before anything else. Convince your Christian soul. Yes, it can be wonderfully exhilarating when life is moving quickly. But do not move so quickly that speed becomes your only experience, for there is so much more to enjoy. the terrain of life is filled with scenic and astounding details.
Let’s take one step at a time in our journey just like Paul Bunyan’s "Pilgrim’s Progress" make your life take a turn into full of eagerness once you live a miracle conscious,exciting life.God wanted you to experience the fullness of His Holy Spirit because that is the promise of our Master since He had ascended on His throne of glory!"The person who trusts Me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father,AM GIVING YOU THE SAME WORK TO THAT I’VE BEEN DOING.YOU CAN COUNT ON IT"(John14:12msg.).
I-LIFE-FULL OF CONSISTENCY: v.35
This is the first thing you must do.Be consistent. Notice how Jesus after He taught the multitude in the sea side, maintains the coherency of His mission. That’s why in verse 35 the author, Mark noted; "...in the same day" Jesus sticks to the regularity of what God had assigned Him to do. He crossed that lake to go to the place called Gadara. He knew that a man was under the influence of 2,000 evil spirits under the command of Legion.That He must go there and free that demon-possessed man."All of us must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the One who sent Me,because there is little time left before the night falls and all work comes to an end, but while I am still here in the world, I Am the light of the world."(John9:4,5NLT)
2008 Most Valuable Player of the National Basketball Association-Kobe Bryant consistency in practice lead him to that coveted plum of being the NBA’s MVP. No one would experience a miracle just by imagining? No!
Even the Zarephath woman of Elijah’s days encountered her miracle gathering twigs outside of her village. You see, miracle happens to those who are consistently on the go, but a caution that he or she should also enjoy the trip of life. Live a life of always on the go with the flair of consciousness of believing that God had prepared a day for you with His miracle.Begin to believe now.
In our text, take a notice on verses 1,10 and 35.... there were sequences of events and see that those who witness miracles in their lives are not the people on the crowd, not the people who remained and asked the meaning of the parabolic discourse Jesus had just taught, but those who went with Him on the boat to cross the lake and heard Him say;"Let us pass over the other side." And so, people who will experience miracles are those who is consistently with the Lord and regularly hear God’s Word. Your daily dose of miracles should be based on these two tenets.
When I say of miracles, the areas covered in your life in order to experience such would be spiritually, emotionally, materially including your surroundings and environment and lastly, financially. Oh,how good God is in the life of those who are aware of this wonderful phenomenon in us. It is not by chance.It is part of our life in Jesus. It should be a natural occurrence to us. Our God is still the God of miracle.