TEXT: Philippians 2:12
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;”
It requires knowledge of God and persistent working in faith before one can experience the miraculous. Do not forget, miracle is the confirmation of God’s word in a man’s life or the response of God to a man’s prayer of faith. So, miracles do not happen by accident, miracles happen when someone is responsible for it. You do not ‘wish’ for miracles, you ‘work’ for your miracles. Some people would do nothing, just expecting miracles to happen. No, Miracles do not just happen like that, it involves taking the right steps of faith.
The woman with the issue of blood suffered a long time for her disease but when she heard about Jesus and went to meet Him, her miracle did happen. Blind Bartimeaus did not just have his miracle by accident, he took steps, cried to Jesus before his healing came. Lazarus was a friend of Jesus but when he died, he would have remained in the grave if not because
his sisters went to call Jesus. If you want to see miracles, you must take personal responsibility for it.
Our text says “Therefore my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;” Work it out. Do not just fold your hands and expect to receive healing, financial miracles, marital breakthroughs etc; you have roles to play. You need to cooperate with God, join your hands with the hands of God in order to experience the miraculous.
For instance, if Hannah was waiting for other people to pray for her before she could have her children, she would have waited for long but she took the responsibility of praying by herself, not ready to leave the temple until her miracle came. If Abraham had waited for anyone to encourage him to go an unknown place, he would have died in poverty, but he took up the responsibility, he departed as God commanded. This was what Jephthah said before he became victorious in Judges 12:3 “So when I saw that you would not deliver me, I took my life in my hands and crossed over against the people of Ammon; and the Lord delivered them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?” Your miracle is here, rise up and be responsible for it.
Father, I receive the grace to rise up and take every necessary and godly steps for the manifestation of my miracles in Jesus name.
Daily Bible Reading: EZEKIEL 16, ECCLESSIASTES 8, 2 THESALONIANS 3, JOSHUA 3
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