Can we believe in miracles? When the impossible becomes possible; the supernatural becomes the natural; and what cannot be accomplished by men can be accomplished by God; then, we remember our Savior’s birth and gain faith for all the miraculous expectations we carry in our hearts.
When the doctor announces an incurable disease to a patient; someone gets laid off a job at a time when unemployment is high; an unforeseen divorce brings hopelessness; or finances diminish to nothing; then, we may be caught up in despair and fear of an uncertain future. The question is: was Jesus born of a virgin? Our answer to that question stirs up faith and brings us divine answers for whatever we face.
The angel told Mary about Elizabeth’s miraculous pregnancy, so not only could she believe, but we could believe as well. We learned that miracles not only pertain to Jesus, but are available for everyone. When we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we celebrate the amazing, astounding and astonishing works of God. Yes, we do believe! Nothing is impossible with God. Our walk of faith expects divine steps at every turn, from glory to glory!
Luke 1:36-37 “Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Do we indeed trust God to accomplish His purpose in our lives regardless of unfavorable circumstances? We seek to achieve our best as we submit to His leading in our relationships, careers and plans for our future. However, many unanticipated incidents shake our security and attempt to bring havoc. At times, circumstances move us out of a place where everything appeared arranged for what God planned for us, into a position where nothing is in place, only our faith in Him.
Because of a decree that went out from Caesar that every citizen should be registered, Joseph and Mary had to travel to Bethlehem and leave Nazareth where preparations had been made for the birth of their son, Jesus. It was there, away from home, that God’s purpose came to pass. The child was born where no provisions were available, not even a room in the Inn. Thus, He was born in a manger. Jesus’ arrival could not be stopped.
It is when what we depend upon the most falls apart, that we learn to depend upon God alone. He uses unforeseen, astonishing and surprising situations to bring us into great moments of awe at His ability to manifest His perfect plan. Through those divine encounters, we find ourselves growing from faith to faith, from glory to glory!
Luke 2:6 “So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.”
A couple needed a miracle for their marriage, but could not accept miracles because they had experienced the “fleshly” misuse of gifts of the Holy Spirit in their past. Because of these inappropriate behaviors in the church, they stopped attending church services or receiving prayer from others and gradually found themselves isolated. It appeared fear had won, but faith reached out to them. The Lord drew, healed and restored them when they were invited, and attended, a church service. Now they pray for others and allow the Holy Spirit to move freely.
How important it is to believe in spirit-led prayer even though we have experienced flesh-led prayer. We can stand in faith for God to heal and move in miraculous ways even if unbelief surrounds us. When negative things happen, we should draw closer to the things of the Lord, not away. We must guard against whatever was sown in the flesh so we are not hindered from receiving what is of the Spirit.
As we pray for the Lord to lead us to what is of Him, we can trust He will keep away what is not of Him and heal us accordingly. Our trust is in Him. When our faith is to receive all that comes from Him, He will bless us in spite of our surroundings and bypass our circumstances. Let us never stop believing and receive all the Lord has for us, from glory to glory!
1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.”
As much as we seek the more of God, God seeks the more for us. In order to bring us to what He has for us, the Lord leads us to challenge ourselves. Less of our flesh and more of the spirit causes us to press through our human limitations. Through our Divine Identity we witness His abilities flowing through us to reach for the above and beyond.
We challenge our bodies when we work out in the natural. In the spirit, we are driven by the Lord to challenge ourselves. Whatever time we read the Word, pray or worship will be increased as we exercise our faith. As we minister to others, we will reach out again and again and walk in a greater measure of love, patience and gentleness. We purpose to excel. The difference Jesus makes in our lives can be seen by our diligence, perseverance and endurance. We don’t seek to be perfect, but to be excellent, because that’s who Christ is in our lives. It means we make errors but don’t give up. Instead of fear of failure we have faith to succeed, from strength to strength.
In Christ we are extra ordinary people, going the extra mile, doing extra on our jobs, and taking extra steps in our relationships. We do the best we can with what we have moment by moment, from glory to glory!
Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
When adversity comes, God makes a way of escape so we are able to endure it. He not only makes a way of escape, He is the way, in so many ways, no matter what comes our way.
The Lord brings us out of trials suddenly, stepping into our situation supernaturally. He makes a way when there is no way. Before the way out manifests, the Spirit of Christ helps us escape in the midst of the trial by taking us deeper in the realm of the spirit. The way out in the natural realm is preceded by a way out in the spiritual realm, so we can learn to abide in Him, The Way, at all times. The moment we set our hearts upon the Lord, worshipping Him, we are walking towards the way out of our troubles!
As a believer, the way we have taken in the Kingdom tells us we have received the way out of darkness, out of sickness, out of hurt, out of despair, and out of any evil that comes our way. By our Lord’s grace, we can trust that The Way to victory has been prepared for us at every crossroad, from glory to glory!
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.