I want God to do miracles in my life! I want to be challenged to grow in faith so that I can experience the power we have through Jesus Christ when we learn how to truly live by faith. With faith, we can move mountains and dream big things. But faith also produces the resilience to take me through hard times.
So, what is something in your life that you have given up on or believed would never change? How do you think God wants you to start praying for that thing?
Dear Lord Jesus, You are the power and the glory. You said in Mark 11 that if we have faith in God and do not doubt, that we can tell a mountain to jump and it will jump. Lord, give me that kind of faith. Let me believe in my heart of hearts that You have the power to change anything, including the things I have already written off as impossible. You made the mountains, so of course You can move them. I know You can do anything, so I ask that You would. In Your Name, Amen.
God has set up the universe in a hierarchy of laws, and the law of faith is actually a higher law than the laws of nature. That’s where miracles come in. Because when faith is used, the law of faith goes into practice, and the law of faith can actually do more than the laws of physics.
Does God still perform miracles today? Of course he does. Every time you stretch your faith, God does miracles — every single time. So, think again about that thing you don’t think can change? That mountain in your life that needs to be moved? How do you know it won’t change? Take a moment right now and ask yourself: Do I really believe God is big enough to do this?
Maybe God wants your faith to supersede the law of nature. He has in the past, He is doing it today all around the world. God is in the mountain-moving business. Do not doubt or underestimate what he wants to do in your life.
Faith turns God-given dreams into reality. The Bible is full of people who had God-given dreams. Abraham dreamed of being the father of a great nation. Moses dreamed of setting God’s people free. Joseph dreamed of saving a nation and his own family. Throughout Scripture, there are all kinds of people who were inspiring dreamers, like Daniel and Paul and David.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.”
So, what are your dreams? And what does it mean to practically apply faith to your dreams?
Now, here’s the hard question: Why don’t all of our dreams turn into reality?
The truth is that faith doesn’t always take us out of the problem. Faith often takes us through the problem. Faith doesn’t always take away the pain. Faith gives us the ability to handle the pain. Faith doesn’t take us out of the storm. Faith calms us in the midst of the storm.
As Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4, “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”
So, keep going. Where do you get the resilience to keep going? Faith. It’s believing God could do something any moment that could change the direction of your life, and you don’t want to miss it, so you keep moving forward. It’s believing that God will give you exactly what you need when you need it as you learn to rely on him to accomplish his purpose in you.
Dear Lord, You are my Rock and my Salvation. You are my stronghold. Help me to trust You, to know that You are bigger than anything that happens here on earth. You are the one who created the mountains, who gave depth to the oceans. You gave me breath and life. So, whatever You are doing in my life, give me strength and courage. Give me the motivation to step out in faith to accomplish the dreams you give me, and to hold fast to you when life is rocky and doesn’t go as I planned. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.