Scripture is Mark 16:20,
“And the apostles went out announcing the good news everywhere, as the Lord himself consistently worked with them, validating the message they preached with miracle-signs that accompanied them!” (TPT)
God is at work in our lives.
I think we forget that God is working in our lives.
That’s why we need to watch and listen for signs. Pay attention to what happens.
Mark Batterson asks us why we don’t dress for the miracle?
A true story
Last night I needed to drive home in the dark. I don’t drive at night! But I wanted to attend a book club.
The weather report said “rain and thunderstorm” right at the time I was to go home from the meeting.
Travelling a highway in the dark in a thunderstorm scared me.
I almost didn’t go. But I pushed myself out the door and prayed for clear skies for my return drive.
Driving there I saw big black heavy clouds in the west coming toward me. I prayed again.
After I left the meeting I noticed it had rained but the sky was clear. I had a delightful drive home. And I could see okay.
I needed to put feet to my faith.
We need to move when we feel God wants us to take that step. We keep praying and then, when we hear His voice, we need to take the first step.
God wants us to act in faith
“God is honored when we act AS IF He is going to answer our prayers.” ~Mark Batterson
Mark also reminds us that when the Israelites were going to cross the Jordan, which was flooded and high water, the priests had to step into the water first, before God parted the sea. (Joshua 3:1–4:24)
Faith is a verb
An active verb. God didn’t part the waters first. The priests had to take the step into the water. If we want to get through something we need to take the first step of faith.
“If we want to see God move, we need to make a move.” ~ Mark Batterson
Here is my story of making a move without knowing where we were going.
Faith is, “daring to go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.” ~ Mark Batterson
What is holding you back from following your dream?
Take the first step. Then watch what God does. Remember if you want to see God move, you must take the first step.
I would love to know your dreams so I can pray for you.
We are “waiting for God to part the river, while God is waiting for us to get our feet wet.” ~Mark Batterson
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May I pray for you and me?
We ask forgiveness for not trusting in You. Help us take the first step into our dream. We look forward to watching You work. In Jesus’ name. Amen