You will receive your miracle
“Mommy, there’s a fly in the Dining Room,” my teen daughter Kaiah told me the other day. I was in the middle of a conversation when I learned the unsanitary insect had invaded our home. With that, I could no longer concentrate.
I hurried down the stairs and slowly walked toward the bay window to get rid of the nuisance. I knew I wouldn’t be able to think about anything else until it was gone.
My strong dislike for flies goes back to my teen years. At around 14 years old, I was trying to kill one that was buzzing around my bedroom and disrupting my peace. The sound of its rapidly flapping wings in my ear was maddening and it insisted upon encircling my head.
Fed up, once it alighted on the window, I marched over there to smash it. Unfortunately, I used too much force when trying to kill the fly and accidentally put my hand through the window. The deep gash in my left wrist landed me in the ER where I had to get about five or six stitches to close up the nasty wound.
After that experience, I learned the art of catching flies and swatting them down with precision. So when Kaiah came to me about the fly, I folded over some unwanted newspapers and smacked at it. Shockingly, though I hit the fly, I apparently didn’t apply enough force. I’m used to the showdown being over with a single swipe. My winged enemy, though dazed, managed a narrow escape.
Not for long.
About two minutes later, I smacked at it again. This time, I was successful and I was able to go back to my conversation, and focus again.
What if every situation that came to distract, frustrate and bother us could be smacked down and settled in a single swipe like a fly? Wouldn’t that be nice? Too bad life doesn’t work that way. There are some persistent distractions, problems, battles and struggles that just don’t go away that easily. And it’s important not to allow them to steal your joy, snatch away your focus and cause you to worry, or panic. After all, they can’t stop you from getting what God has for you.
Consider what happened in Mark 3:1-6 when Jesus healed the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath. The Pharisees, fierce defenders and keepers of the law, and enemies of Jesus, were lurking around. They were waiting to see if Jesus would break the law by healing the man on the Sabbath.
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus told the man with this condition to stand up in front of everyone. Then He asked, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?”
No one verbalized an answer.
According to verse 5, Jesus was angry with his detractors and distractors, and deeply distressed over the stubbornness of their hearts. Jesus’ Kingdom mindset was at odds with their carnal focus. But the Savior refused to be manipulated, sidetracked and deterred, despite their attempts.
Jesus told that man, “Stretch out your hand,” and at Jesus’ command, the man stretched it out and his hand was completely restored.
Here’s what I want you to see: the miracle happened in the middle of opposition. Jesus didn’t alter His plan to heal the man because enemy forces were at work. The same is true in your life: nothing and no one can stop God from giving you that miracle or that breakthrough that has your name on it.
Of course Satan doesn’t like that. So he will send people and things to oppose you. He will attack you and do whatever he can to make you lose focus, faith and confidence. But today, God is exposing the enemy and declaring that you will receive your miracle. You will get your breakthrough. You will possess what God has for you. No weapon formed against you will prosper.
The same God who saved you from sin and keeps you day by day, has even more in store for you. Keep in mind the words of 1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV, which is what I’m stirring into your cup of inspiration. This verse says, “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”
As you drink down the contents of your cup, know that you can trust God, who is ever-faithful and true, to do the impossible for you. Just as He has called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light, He has chosen you to reap rewards and receive an abundant harvest.
Satan doesn’t have the power to block it.
I know trouble may be surrounding you but the force of opposition is no match for the power of the Savior. Stand firm. You will receive your miracle.
Now let’s pray.
God, I’m believing You to do something supernatural in my life. What I need is not something I can achieve on my own, but I know You have all-power. So I lean on Your wisdom, trust Your guidance and expect to see Your miracle-working power. As I trust You no matter what it looks like, I believe You will put Your glory on display in my life. And I thank You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!
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