Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. By the special grace of the almighty God, the theme for this month shall be POSITIONING FOR MIRACLES.
WHAT ARE MIRACLES?
In simple terms, miracles are physical expressions that God uses to unravel the spiritual mysteries of kingdoms to human beings. In other words, they are “unexplainable” happenings that God exploits to prove to mankind here on earth that “there is more than meets the eye …”. In times like these, the argument of whether or not miracles truly happen has become contentious, and that’s primarily because miracles intrinsically don’t make sense to the “ordinary” human (I Corinthians 2:14).
The bible is full of so many examples of miracles. Unsurprisingly, in today’s world, miracles are still rampant because God has not changed. In this month, we’ll be taking a few lessons from one of the great miracles ever told in the bible (II Kings 4:1-7).
SOME LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM THE WIDOW
The bible reading gave account of how the widow of the prophet “miraculously” emerged debt free after her encounter with Elisha (II Kings 4:1-7). Borrowing from her experience, no doubt there are a few subtle lessons needed to position one for a miracle.
1. She sought help from the prophet and was never too comfortable with her indebtedness.
2. She was obedient to the prophet’s instructions all the way, demonstrating the willingness to give the prophet a go.
3. She demonstrated a measure of faith that sustained her throughout the encounter.
4. She had an initial capacity to sustain the miracle “until the oil stopped flowing”.
As you transition through the stages of life this month, I’d like to enjoin you to take a cue from the widow and learn to walk in spiritual discernment. But doing so would mean that you’d have to first surrender your life to God through His son, Jesus Christ — the one who has the keys to unravel every mystery of life through the manifestation of Miracles (Matthew 16:19).
Happy new month!
Yours in HIS service,
TRCCG Amazing Grace Parish, Sydney Australia