I’ve seen some genuine miracles.
I’ve prayed for needs that were beyond reason and seen answers beyond explanation. Yep, I’ve experienced full up, no kidding miracles.
I’ve also prayed for people to be healed and they died. So no, I wouldn’t call.
I’ve prayed for answers that God in a blink could have provided and he didn’t. And it left me or others bewildered and frustrated.
So why the difference?
I think there are innumerable answers, most of which comes down to, we really don’t know God’s mind that often. Heck, if we did he wouldn’t be God would he?
But the one indispensable key is faith.
Jesus promised, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Frankly, I find that promise a bit scary.
I mean, what if God really gives you what you ask? What if he doesn’t?
Yet, that brings you back to the core of Jesus’ promise. When you approach God in faith that he loves you and wants to bless you it unleashes amazing power. And when you pray with that faith you’ll see his miracles in a way you simply never will otherwise.
I think it’s worth the gamble. What about you?
*Matthew 21:22 (NIV)