Most of the time, things don’t seem to add up whenever God is in the details; human reasoning can confuse the mind. The following Scriptures required obedience and faith from each individual before miracles occurred. Make a mental note that God uses ordinary things to create extraordinary feats.
MIRACLE #1 – FROM WATER TO FINE WINE
While attending a wedding in Cana, Jesus instructed the servants to go and fill six empty vessels with water because they ran out of wine, and In obedience, they went. As they returned the water changed to fine wine, befitting for a king. The governor of the feast praised the bridegroom, saying, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first, and then the cheaper wine after the guest have had too much to drink, but you have saved the best until now (John 2:6-10 NIV).
MIRACLE #2 – OPEN THE EYES OF THE BLIND THAT THEY MAY SEE
In John Chapter Nine, a man blind from birth desiring his sight got Jesus’s attention. As the light of the world, Jesus made a mixture of soil and saliva. He smeared the clay on the man’s eyes and told him to go wash in the pool of Siloam. So the man went and washed and returned home with his sight. The connection between light and sight is clear. All it takes is a little bit of faith, and you’ll see God’s hand working on your behalf (John 9:5-6).
MIRACLE #3 – DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE
While traveling through the Decapolis, a group of people brought a man who was both hearing and speech impaired to Jesus. First, took this man away from public sight. Taking him aside was a gracious act, it more than likely put the man at ease. Jesus developed a personal relationship with him by establishing a form of sign language. He placed his fingers in his ears, establishing the fact that he was going to do something regarding his hearing. The spitting and touching of the man’s tongue were done to draw out faith.
Looking up to heaven indicated that the power comes from above. Jesus gave the command “Ephphatha,” which means “Be opened and released!” Immediately both ears were opened, and the string of his tongue were loosed. After the healing took place the man realized where the power came from. Through the healing power of Jesus, his speech became clear, and the deaf ears became open again. (Mark 7:31-37). With God, all things are possible. (Quick note: The Master Healer’s methods of healing are changeable.)
MIRACLE #4 – FEEDING THE MULTITUDE
And lastly, we have the parable of “Five Thousand Fed”, found in John 6:9-14. Jesus went up a mountainside and sat down there with his disciples. This was the time of the Passover. Following Jesus was a crowd of 5,000 men (including women and children). His disciples were concerned because they didn’t have any food to feed the crowd. However, there was a little boy who brought a small lunch that consisted of five barley loaves and two fish.
Jesus told the people to sit down, and he asked for the loaves to be brought to him. He prayed, giving thanks, and his disciples distributed the food to the people. He did the same with the fish, everyone ate as much as they wanted. After the multitudes were all fed, 12 large baskets remain filled with pieces from the barley loaves that were left over. Through prayer and supplication and giving thanks unto God, the provisions multiplied.
“LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN THE DETAILS!”
Give God your offering, whatever you have, your gifts, talents, or sacrifice. It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant they may seem, God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think. Christians should expect God to meet their needs because that’s a promise, and He wants to lavish His children with spiritual blessings, even to overflowing.
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*Additional Scripture Ref: Romans 12:1; Ephesians 3:20; Psalms 23:1