Since when?

We’ll see how this goes… I’ve been thinking, literally just now, so I’m just going to write. I’ve been listening to the song History Makers by Delirious and combined with a prayer request I saw the other day from Bethel and various other people to pray to bring a little girl who had died back to life, something is stirring in me.

Since when did I/We become this nation of believers who are willing to settle? To settle for Christ being reduced to what we make Him, to settle for doing good works only, to be happy with going along on our own little lives, putting God in a box and bringing him out to do what we ask Him to do and that alone? Rather than what He is asking us to do or doing Himself?

I/we need to remember, He is the miracle maker, He raises us from the dead and He can do it spiritually AND physically. He restored sight to the blind, healed the lepers, healed everyone who came to Him, cast out demons, fed and watered people miraculously, and so much more (and still does). He spoke truth and real truth, not our version. He told the Pharisees they were white washed pillars and we need to be aware ourselves of when we are getting like that. Not just of other people’s deficiencies……(ahem, note to self).

He is a miraculous God. He raises people from the dead. Do we believe that? Do we actually believe it? Ponder on that. Because I am. Also try believing in it, in Him, in what HE can do. Not us, in our weary, resigned, isn’t life crap, aren’t we rubbish sinners sort of way. That is not what we are meant for.

I think what challenged me most this week, was that little girl, who had been declared dead by the doctors and her mum asking for prayer for her to live again. Thing is, it doesn’t challenge me faithwise (I don’t think) because I know He can do that and I have no problem asking for that. The thing that got me was I knew a lot of people (even believers) would think it was mental. I hesitated to share, and then shared anyway. If the parents have faith to ask, I have faith to pray. The outcome is God’s and God’s alone.

Ephesians 2:10 states this:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

I for one believe this is so much more than what I/we make it. I don’t want to settle for less than we should have.

Your Kingdom come

Your Will be done

On Earth as it is in Heaven.

Life in the Spirit should be so much more than what we can see or touch or think of, I want to see God working miraculously in everday circumstances, everyday lives and believe that he can! We are made to reflect Him, please help us Lord!

Amen.

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