Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true. – Joshua 21:45
A few days ago, I was listening to someone sharing about coming before God with a thankful heart.
“Have you seen miracles in your own life or in others?” he asked. “Spend some time thanking God for them today.”
Then he added something I’d never thought of before.
“‘What if I’ve never seen a miracle,’ you wonder? Well, then… thank the Lord for how he healed blind Bartimaeus in the gospels. Thank him for the water turned into wine. For the paralytic who – at one word – picked up his mat and walked.”
Wow, I thought, eyes suddenly shining.
Praise flowed from my heart like His living water.
Thank you for healing the woman with issue of blood, for giving her courage to step through a crowd and touch the hem of your garment. Thank you for the way you looked at her with love overflowing – as you look at each of us, right now – blessing her faith.
Thank you for multiplying loaves and fishes to nourish thousands. Again and again.
Thank you for restoring health to many lepers, with extra gratefulness in place of the one who took that miracle without a glance back…
Thank you for miracles I do not even know you are doing in my life…this moment… those I’ve asked for, and those I don’t know to ask for…
Then, I remembered some other beautiful truths I’ve heard recently. That the word tells us God’s ministering angels are ever waiting to perform God’s powerful promises and blessings in our lives… waiting for us to speak them out in faith, so they can bring them to pass. How so much of the time, however, we are tying their hands with our self-negative talk. Nothing ever goes right for me. I’ll never make it. And they are waiting with bated breath for us to confess His truth. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Because of Jesus, I am crowned with the Lord’s favor and songs of victory.
And how the original Greek word for God’s power, such as the power he wants to bring into our lives as Paul prays here in Ephesians, is dunamis – meaning, mighty as dynamite:
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms… 21
Mm… A Holy Spirit – inspired prayer to move mountains…
And I encourage… let us think about every word we say, and give the angels God’s words from our lips to bless today… for it is written:
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. – Proverbs 18:20-22
© Pam Depoyan