Faith that moves out of the way of disbelief. Faith is the connection to God. We are saved by faith. We walk by faith. We want the miracle energy of God to move in and through our lives.
I'm a firm believer that God is the most powerful energy that we cannot fully comprehend.
God speaks, and it is so. God spoke, and the universe came into existence. A story cannot be written without an author. Our world is God breathed. Our very being is by His breath--Genesis 2:7 Then Adonai, God, formed a person from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, so that he became a living being.
Ezekiel 37:5 To these bones Adonai Elohim says, “I will make breath enter you, and you will live.
If God is so powerful and His energy so immense, why doesn't He push the miracle and His energy onto us? Why does Jesus send the unbelievers away before he performs the miracle? Why could He not perform as many miracles in His own hometown? What amount of faith is needed? What does it look like?
These are the questions that I contemplate and pray on.
One thought I believe—we have ultimate free will. We have the power to reject God and His miracles or to walk with belief that what we ask for is possible—for nothing is impossible for God.
Jesus did not perform many miracles in His own home town because the people there did not believe that He could. They did not believe that He could be anything other than the little boy they saw running down the dusty, sandy roads laughing and playing. They did not see Him for who and what He was—The very Son of The Most High Living God. And one thought—I don't think they wanted their perceptions changed.
Think about it for a second—they had heard the news of the miracles He was performing all over. Don't think for a second that word of mouth had not spread far and wide that Jesus of Nazareth was performing miracles so amazing that droves of people were leaving their homes for days on end to follow Him.
The people ran to find him day after day. The whole area spoke of little else—this is very apparent by how disturbed the Jewish leaders were. Those Jewish leaders were so fearful of their coveted positions. They feared that the Romans would come down and take their beloved positions away because of a possible religious insurrection. They feared that the Romans would assume that all of the Jewish people wanted to rise up against them and therefor all would be put down or jailed—most especially those in charge of the Jewish people.
Those Jewish leaders said that one should die for the many—oh, how little did they know that they were more right than they could ever imagine. Jesus did die for the many—for every one of us.
So why should Jesus perform miracles in a place that He is not wanted. God never thrusts His will on us. He moves with precision, purpose, and with His Kingdom agenda in mind. He moves His energy into lives that want transformation. He moves in lives where the people will acknowledge that all the good and wonderful things including the miracles come from God. Deuteronomy 8:18 No, you are to remember Adonai your God, because it is He who is giving you the power to get wealth, in order to confirm his covenant, which He swore to your ancestors, as is happening even today.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 5 Trust in Adonai with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him; then he will level your paths.
1 Kings 2:3 Observe the charge of Adonai your God to go in his ways and keep his regulations, mitzvot, rulings and instructions in accordance with what is written in the Torah of Moshe; so that you will succeed in all you do and wherever you go.
Jeremiah 32:19 great in counsel, mighty in deed! Your eyes are open to all the ways of human beings in order to repay each one according to his ways, according to the consequences of what he does.
The Mighty God of heaven and Earth who sees all our ways, and knows how we will respond to the miracles, chooses whether to grant our request. He knows if we will sing His praises to all around us—or if we will quickly forget or justify the miracle as perhaps a consequence of events. Oh, how quickly I forget the miracles God has done in my life. I do try and remember and give thanks.
I think when we ask for God to move mountains, we should acknowledge all the other seemingly coincidental happenings, that make our life easier, better, or more wonderful—as God moving in our life. Think about it for a second, in a sinful broken world, where the devil seeks to destroy, how could there be anything good? Matthew 5:45 Then you will become children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun shine on good and bad people alike, and he sends rain to the righteous and the unrighteous alike.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of Adonai is what makes people rich, and he doesn’t mix sorrow with it.
There can only be good because our Abba, Father has made the good. Therefor, we can give thanks and praise. We can acknowledge all good comes from His hand. It is a miracle in my mind that God would even pursue a sinner like me. What am I that you think about me, Lord, and show such care for me? Psalm 8:5 (4) what are mere mortals, that you concern yourself with them; humans, that you watch over them with such care?
Numbers 23:19 “God is not a human who lies or a mortal who changes his mind. When he says something, he will do it; when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it.
Isaiah 44:24 Here is what Adonai says, your Redeemer, He who formed you in the womb: “I am Adonai, who makes all things, who stretched out the heavens all alone, who spread out the earth all by myself.
Therefor, we, when we pray, can ask with assurance that God will only give what is good. We can rebuke the doubtful thoughts that crop up—in the name of Jesus Christ rebuke them as many times as you need. So that you will have faith that moves mountains. So that you will not be double minded. 6 But let him ask in trust, doubting nothing; for the doubter is like a wave in the sea being tossed and driven by the wind. 7 Indeed that person should not think that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 because he is double-minded, unstable in all his ways.
I know that God is loving, compassionate, and caring of each of us beyond what we can truly comprehend. I know that Jesus intercedes for us, just as the Holy Spirit does too. I know that God will have compassion on us and see that we are striving to stand on faith with thanksgiving.
I encourage you to ask and give thanks before even seeing the result. I encourage you to keep a steady mind on thanksgiving and know that God does all for His children. I encourage you to even shout it and pray over it as much as comes to mind. Sow the seeds of spiritual growth. Speak it and see it come from God's mighty righteous right hand.
Let's pray: Dear Lord God Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, we humbly come before You with great thanksgiving. You Lord God deserve more thanksgiving than we could ever give. Thank You Lord Jesus for pursuing us. Thank You Lord Jesus for Your great sacrifice—for by Your sacrifice we can come before a Holy God. Lord God Almighty, please forgive us our wayward, tossing thoughts. Please forgive us when we fail to praise You and acknowledge the many gifts and miracles You do for us each day. Lord Jesus please help us rebuke the tossing, unbelieving thoughts. We acknowledge all good comes from You and that You hear our prayers. For You never change and You always do what Your word says. Lord Jesus help us to give thanks and praise in advance of the miracle. We praise You and thank You Lord God—alleluia, alleluia! In Jesus Name, AMEN!
Zechariah 10:1 Ask Adonai for rain in the spring, Adonai who makes the rain clouds; and He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field to each one.
Genesis 49:25 by the God of your father, who will help you, by El Shaddai, who will bless you with blessings from heaven above, blessings from the deep, lying below, blessings from the breasts and the womb