There are some things in our lives that are mountainous problems needing the "Red Sea parted". These are times when we are only too aware that we need God and His divine intervention.
But most of our days are filled with problems that are big for the moment, yet small in comparison with life's perspectives. These, we reason, we can handle ourselves. Why trouble God with anything but the big things?
If you read your Bible you can't help but see a loving God that worked miracle after miracle in a variety of life situations for His people. There were certainly the big miracles that brought the dead to life. But just as important were God's smaller touches-like the shade tree that grew instantly in the desert to give a man some coolness in the heat of the day.
Today's men and women are practical and self-dependent. We don't even think in terms of miracles and divine help. We have reduced God to fit in a shoe box almost deciding for Him what He can or cannot do. Is it any wonder that we have missed much of the grace of day to day living with God?
Our Father is still the God of miracles-big or small. He is still willing today to undertake for any of His children that will trust Him first and depend on Him alone. We are all tempted to think that our situation is too small or too big or too complex for God to work His solution on our behalf. But our challenge this month comes from God's own heart to us...............
Day 1- Take the world for instance.....
Day 2 -Hannah had no hope of having children. But even that was not too
hard for God.
I Samuel 1: 1-20
Day 3 -Have you ever needed to give of yourself or your supply to others
but felt like you were empty and had nothing to offer? So God challenged His
disciples more than once to give from their lack and great abundance resulted.
Matthew 14:14-21 / Matthew 15:29-38
Day 4 -Our own hard efforts often bring us nothing, but, notice in these
verses that just a word from the Lord (vs.5) can bring abundance defying our
Day 5 -We have a saying in America when someone wonders where something
will come from...."Do you think it will come from out of the blue? " We use
this as a sarcasm but with God it is a truth that He can bring ANYTHING "FROM
OUT OF THE BLUE!"
Exodus 16:4-18 / Numbers 11:4,21-32
Day 6 -Without any strain on our part, God is able to supply our needs.
Notice in verse 5 that obedience is what allows God to act on our behalf.
I Kings 17:2-6
Day 7 -Even in our times of despondency and despair, when we have no
energy of our own, God is able to undertake for us.
I Kings 19:3-8
Day 8 -Does it seem to you that God is asking you to give something that
you have very little of?
I Kings 17:7-16
Day 9- Notice in this story that God would have kept multiplying the
means if the woman and her sons had had more containers to receive. God may
want to multiply and give but do we have faith enough to accept?
II Kings 4: 1-7
Day 10- We may be insignificant and lacking in strength, but God is able
to take what we have and do mighty things.
I Samuel 17:1-51
Day 11- Do you thnk you're too old to do something? God can even defy
the laws of aging.
Genesis 17:15-17 / 18:10-14
Day 12- Even if we are caught in perilous weather conditions, God is
able to hear our cry and bring us through safely.
Day 13 -God abides by the laws of nature established through creation,
BUT, Jesus superceded these laws thus showing He was more than just a man.
Matthew 8:26 / Mark 6:45-51
Day 14- Notice in this story how God used a supernatural event to speak
directly to a man that asked God for a sign.
Day 15- Much of what we term as mental illness today is really a passive
mind that has allowed evil spirits to take control. Man looks upon the raging
of mental illness as almost hopeless to restore but NEVER so with Jesus.
Mark 1:23-28 / 5:1-15
Day 16- Does Jesus need to be physically present in order to heal?
(vs.6-7) What enabled Christ to only "say the word?" (vs.9)
Day 17 -The woman in this story had spent all her money, suffered under
many doctors, and still gotten worse. What action did she take to show that she
believed Jesus could and would heal her? (vs.27-28)
Day 18- What enabled these two blind men to be healed? (vs.29)
Day 19- What action did this invalid of 38 years take to show that He
truly believed Jesus had healed him? (vs.9)
Day 20- To have an infirmity for 18 long years would seem quite
permanent. But a touch from Jesus can set years of disease and illness back to
health and wholeness. Notice especially this woman's response.
Day 21- We might be skeptical of today's shrines where people are
healed, but notice that even touching a holy man's bones brought life to a dead
II Kings 13:20-21
Day 22- The fact that the Son of God rose from His earthly bondage is
the pivot point of Christianity. Have you risen with Christ from the chains
that tie you to earth?
Day 23- God can move on our behalf because of His great compassionate
heart and for no other reason.
Day 24- Sometimes we live as "dead" people trapped by the world's
systems and sin. We are bound up just as tight as Lazarus in this story. Notice
the authority that Jesus used to free us and His final command to remove the
grave clothes (the things that bind us) so we can go free.
Day 25- In this dreadful situation, what act by Paul and Silas brought
down all the power of God? (vs.25)
Day 26- For what reason will God free us from our prisons? (vs.20)
Day 27- Saints throughout the ages have amazing stories to tell of God's
miraculous deliverances from deathly circumstances.
Day 28- What miracle did God perform through His angels in order to
protect a man and his family?
Day 29- The real miracle of this story happens after the physical
miracle. Only God can truly change a man's heart, as you see what happened to
this important king of Babylon.
Day 30- Once again a miraculous event from God was able to turn a king's
heart in order to affect an entire nation.
Day 31- Notice how God used a miraculous event to engineer His ultimate
plan for Joseph by changing Pharoah's heart towards him. Is there some man or
woman in authority over your life who seems to be blocking all progress? God is
more than able to accomplish His will for you by using them.
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