Being Positioned for a Miracle

Being Positioned for a Miracle by Adam Becker

 There  are so many stories in the Bible of miracles.  And not just in the  Bible but there are so many people with testimonies of the miraculous.   As I look back on my life there was a time when I saw many miracles and  many blessings.  In recent times those blessings and miracles seemed to  slow down or stop.  I have often reminisced about the good old days and  envied others miraculous testimonies but was saddened that I wasn’t  seeing that in my own life as I once was.  

 It  Got me to praying and the Lord told me that I have seen very few  miracles recently because I didn’t need them.  God doesn’t always give  you what you don’t need.  Things have been ok for a long time  financially for me and in other parts of my life, so I just didn’t need  all the miracles I once needed.  Blessings, messages from angels as well  as profound spiritual experiences became a thing of the past.  But  recently I found myself in situations that required more faith and  couldn’t rely so much on the security of what I thought I had.  God  spoke to my heart and said to me;  “remember how you missed miracles,  now you are in a better position to see them.  Now you will see the  miraculous again.”  

 It is out  of need and lack that miraculous blessing comes.  God did miracle after  miracle to get the Israelites out of Egypt.  When they had to take the  land and wandered in the desert lacking God also did miracles and moved.   But when they possessed the land and had security they saw less of the  move of God.   

 Take a look at this story in the Bible;

Kings 4 New International 2 Version (NIV)

The Widow’s Olive Oil

4  The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha,  “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the  Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”

2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”

“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”

3  Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars.  Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you  and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it  to one side.”

5 She left him  and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her  and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her  son, “Bring me another one.”

But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.

7  She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and  pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”

 This  was a story of the miraculous, but the widow wouldn’t have been blessed  unless she lacked and needed it. She lost her husband and her children  were about to be taken as slaves.  That’s not to say that God doesn’t  bless us in the good times which he does but we are in a better position  for blessing and for God to do miracles in the dark times.  Would Moses  have been able to part the Red Sea if he wasn’t being pursued by  Pharaoh? Or would Jesus have raised Lazarus from the dead if Lazarus  hadn’t died?  No, they had to be in position for a miracle.  

 Your  dire financial situation may have put you in just the right position  for a blessing!  Your loss may be just what you need for God to give you  more.  Your despair may position you for a mighty spiritual encounter  of the God kind.  Whatever lack you find yourself in is exactly ripe for  God to move in a miraculous way. Don’t think of it as negative think of  it as an opportunity to really see God move in ways you can tell your  grandchildren about.  This could be your greatest testimony yet!  Don’t  despise the hard times, rejoice in them for God is going to come  through.  Be blessed!

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