It is time to B-R-E-A-T-H-E (Day 7)


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BREATHE is an acronym but we will unwrap each word just like a treasure hunt.

Today’s Word is E and it stands for Expect a Miracle



Expect a Miracle



I
stared at my computer with an expectant gaze.
What
was I waiting for?
Why
stare helplessly at a blank screen?
I
just longed for something new;
a
testimony,
an
invitation,
just
any good news to brighten my day.
You
know the feeling of waiting for a phone call a mail a text message or for
someone. The wait isn’t easy. We could both agree.
I
confess I am not perfect. I also pray, hope and wait for a miracle.
Do you know
we all desire one miracle or the other? 
May
be you have been waiting for your miracle or like me you are hoping for
miracles for those we have been praying for.
May
be you are having a fainting heart …
May
be you desire healing….
Maybe
you are waiting to be called ‘Mrs.’ or ‘Mom’ 
 
May
be you have been waiting for far too long for your miracle…
Remember
this,
God will work in our lives in the way that he chooses and
however it pleases Him
In
a world where desiring a miracle may be seen as obsolete, illogical or
unscientific, God still works miracles whether or not we believe.
My
chief question is “Do you believe?”
I
had been studying the book of Mark for some days now. I studied some miracles
and those who received their testimonies. Some characteristics were consistent
in the lives of these people.
Miracles happen when we least expect and in the lives of those
ready to receive them.
Grab
your journal and bible and let’s see what stood out in the lives of these
people.

They came prepared.
We need to open our hearts to let God in and close the doors what our
circumstances may present.
The
woman with the issue of blood heard about Jesus and made up her mind to meet
him. Mark 5:27

They had faith.
If we have faith as small as a mustard seed we can overcome obstacles. Mark 5:34

They believed the Word.
Our healing may lie in simple acts of faith or in a spoken word. Its simplicity
may be taken for granted because we fail to believe the Word spoken about our
situation. Mark 5:36

They overcame fear.
Like the three Hebrew boys, we need to overcome the fear that can very quickly
consume us. We need to refuse to bow to the idol of the enemy. Daniel 3:17-18
No,
Don’t give in to the enemies desire!
Whether or not God grants us the miracles we desire, we should
never give up neither should we give in.

They closed the doors
to doubters, naysayers and mockers.
People
can confuse you to stop believing the true God. Negative talk from those around
us may weaken our faith. What do you do? Mark 5:40

Hold
Firm to the promises and shut the doors to gainsayers.

They understood
timing
. If you are led by the Holy Spirit,
you will know your timing. Mark 6:54-55
We
can’t say for sure when it is going to happen but because we believe and have
faith when the Word of Faith proceeds, we receive it with our already hearts
prepared.
We
catch it because the time is just right!
While we wait for our miracles, let us prepare our heart.
Fill
up our faith tank.

There
is a place for fasting and prayers
. Oh yes! Mark 9:29
God will work in our lives the way he chooses our business is to listen to
the Holy Spirit and obey Him.
Focus on Him. For me this attribute struck home.
Every time
we take our eyes off Him, 
we not only lose our miracles we are lost too.
Read closely the
conversation of Jesus and Martha John 11:21-26. The Word had gone
forth in John 11:23.
But she spoke about
it and said she believed and on and on.
When they arrived
at the place Lazarus was buried, she completely forgot their discussion.
Oh No!
Of course
Jesus said Roll away the stone but all she could see what Lazarus stench.
Phew!
Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha,
the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he
stinketh: for he hath been dead
four days.
John 11:39
When Martha shifted
her eyes from Jesus she could only see the stench from Lazarus corpse and
missed the miracle that was about to happen.
AHA! Do you see it?
Jesus had expected
Martha to be on the same page that he was. but Martha at this moment was lost.
Many times our miracles
are right beneath our noses but we miss it.  
* We expect it to come
in a particular fashion
* We want God to hand
it to us in the way we ourselves choose
* We look for it in all
the wrong places
* We expect it would
come from a certain kind of people
Let me burst your
bubble again,
Your Miracle is right
there around you,
Prepare your heart

Focus on Him

Hold on to His word

Open the eyes of your
heart
Comment Prompt:
Lets Share: What attribute stands
out for you?
As you wait for your miracle may be you have missed your timing or it’s
on the way, is your heart prepared to receive?
Prayer Prompt
Lord, I
believe let it be to me according to thy word. I receive of my miracles I have
faith and I choose to believe Lord help every unbelief or doubt in my heart.




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30 thoughts on “It is time to B-R-E-A-T-H-E (Day 7)”

  1. I want to come prepared as the woman with the blood issue did, opening her hand to the hem of His robe. I want to wait with anticipation yet without my agenda or expectations. Not easy, I admit, but that is my desire. I know miracles happen. I KNOW that. I want my hands open to His beauty and love that they will fall upon me in His grace and mercy.
    This post has given me much pondering to do and be. Glad you are my neighbor at Lisha's.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

    • Dear Linda, God will come through for us if we just hold on and believe.
      Thank you for pouring your heart here.
      May the good Lord refill you with His Strength. May he pour out His Grace and Mercy on your life.
      God Bless

  2. I want my heart to be prepared for what I will receive from God. I know He is working on it! I trust Him, because He cares about me and He knows all the time what's best for me.
    Thanks Ifeoma, for sharing this encouraging post in Words of Comfort Link Up! Hope to connect with you every Saturday!

    W/Love
    Tayrina from TGAWrites

  3. Oh, I have problems with expecting God to provide miracles according to my timeline and preference–which would cripple the miracle (not to mention being horribly presumptuous!).

  4. This encouraged my heart today! Looking forward to reading more of your posts! This is my first stop by your blog (via Teaching What is Good). I think we may have a lot in common! 🙂

  5. Your points are so right on! I especially love how God's miracles come "when we least expect it." It could be a day just like any other day. I enjoyed this lesson, and will refer back to it again and again:) Thank you!

  6. Ifeoma, my word of the year this year is "Believe." I believe in God and that He is still performing miracles today. Thank you for strengthening my faith today, Ifeoma, and sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )

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