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God is a Miracle Worker Luke 7:20-23

20 Dec

Luke 7:20-23 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’”

At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

God is a Miracle Worker!

This is good news for me today. As I face many battles ahead, challenges that currently seem insurmountable, I am reminded of all that God can do. He can heal, restore, change and save. These are all the things I need Him to do in my life today.

Living Miracles

Imagine receiving site after being blind from birth. When I first got glasses, I was amazed at the details I could now see. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for one who is cured of blindness. I pray I soon will though. I want to be cured of the blindness of seeing who God sees me to be. He knows that though I am weak and frail, He, who is perfect and strong, can work through me so that others may know Him more fully.

Facing addictions

As I face my addiction to food, I’m coming to realize the true problem with addictions is that they get in the way of upholding the two main commandments God gives to us. To love Him above all else and to love our neighbor as ourselves. I need to get the focus off myself and my wants and needs in the moment, and focus on what the Lord is calling me to do. He wants me to be freed to be used by Him in the lives of others. That I might be blessed by being in service to others. May the Lord help me to think of Him more and me and my food a bit less.

When do we need miracles?

Do those who have their life together need a miracle? I don’t know, but I think it is true that the broken, those in pain, those struggling and weak need a miracle. I need a miracle. So who is blessed most? Those who have their life together but never get to experience a miracle, or those who struggle in this world, but are changed and  healed by the love of God. Those who experience a miracle after going through the worst time of their lives may be the most blessed people of all. How can they walk away unchanged? Can they help but share the love they have experienced in the miracle?

Do you need a miracle? Do you believe they can happen? Have you experienced a miracle?

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in God is a Miracle Worker, Luke

 

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6 responses to “God is a Miracle Worker Luke 7:20-23

  1. Judy Bussemeier

    December 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    God is definitely My Rock and My Hope and he is a Miracle Worker. I pray for miracles every day. I want to share that a lady that I know who has been surrounded by people praying for her is now cancer free. Now that is a miracle. She had Pancreatic Cancer and was so sick and went through so much. I saw her at church a couple of weeks ago and was so astounded by her news, but I should I be? He hears our prayers and answers in His timing. Our God is so Great! I love our God so much it gives me goose bumps and makes me watery eyed to think about how much I do.

    Keep up the awesome writing Jill. Hugs! Judy

     
    • Jill Richard Internet Marketing

      December 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

      That’s Awesome Judy – God is amazing, and what a blessing to know of that miracle. She must be an amazing witness to what our Lord can do, and how he works through our hardest times to allow us to know Him more fully.

      Thank you for sharing and all your kindness to me.

       
  2. Debbie

    December 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Personally, I vote for broken, although I likely wouldn’t have said that 7 or 8 years ago, prior to the breaking. Although, like you, I’m a ‘life long Christian’, I had to come to the end of MY end, to truly know how to receive and extend grace. I don’t think it works that way for everyone – but for me, I’d grateful for the brokenness. A blessing beyond measure. Thank you for this lovely post, Jill. For some reason, I’ve had difficulty finding your blog. Glad to get connected.
    Debbie

     
  3. Jill Richard Internet Marketing

    December 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Debbie – thank you so much for your comment. I think I’m sort of in the process of being broken. I get one thing I think I’ve conquered only to find a new layer of sins and struggles to face and turn over to God. You’re probably right, it probably doesn’t work that way for everyone, but like you I am grateful for the brokenness, because otherwise I might start feeling like I’m in control, and that doesn’t usually work out that well. Thanks again for commenting. I loved your blog the other day about the phrase “I’m sorry for your loss” – certainly got a great discussion going! http://twominutesofgrace.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/im-sorry-for-your-loss/

     
  4. Debbie

    December 21, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Thanks, Jill! It did indeed – lots of different perspectives on that one, weren’t there? Everything seems magnified at the holidays – joy and grief.
    I have so many sad friends this year – possibly because I’m old 😉 and possibly also because my world has been altered by my job and location which has brought me into contact with so many ‘outside’ of the church. I’m thankful for that. I have a fair number of skeptics who read TMG – it’s always on my heart to consider their hearts in my posts. It’s so easy to write to the Christian community and more challenging for me to write to the Christian community and those wounded by the Christian community. I’m sure you know what I mean, it’s every Christian bloggers challenge – I’m just not sure I’m doing it very well.
    I’ll pray (now) for mending in your brokenness and that we both will bend as the occasion calls for it. 😉
    Debbie

     
  5. Jill Richard Internet Marketing

    December 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for your prayers.

     

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