Monday, March 31, 2008

Expecting a miracle!

March has been a horrible month, or at least it seems like it to me. I'll truly be glad to turn the page on my calendar! Work has been horrible, winter has refused to give up, and I've felt like I was dying emotionally and sometimes spiritually. But, as I read my emails this morning, The Dare to Trust! Daily Devotional, "Your Faith Has Healed You," and an email from our Head Elder at church, "Miracles in Mexico," I realized that I have never gone into my day, my week, my life, expecting, trusting for miracles. I wonder how much this could change my life to go into each day expecting miracles from God, expecting Him to open the doors, "part the waters," heal/restore, and deliver me and others?

When Christ was here on earth, there were some towns (including Nazareth, the town He grew up in) that He was unable to do "works of power" (ie, miracles) there because of the people's disbelief. In Mark 6:5-6, the Bible says, "5And He was not able to do even one work of power there [talking about Nazareth], except that He laid His hands on a few sickly people [and] cured them. 6And He marveled because of their unbelief--their lack of faith in Him. And He went about among the surrounding villages [and] continued teaching."

How sad! How sad to have missed out on the "work of power" that Christ was able and willing to do because of unbelief. I don't want to be like that! I want to be like the woman of Matthew 9:21-22, the woman who had been ill for 12 long years, but "She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed." Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said. "Your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment."