The Expectation of Miracles!

It’s 7:14, time to pray. Last week I shared with you about the pillars of discipleship that helped a church in China grow IN depth of spiritual growth and to grow OUT to thousands of people. They have five pillars of faith/discipleship that each member must sign a covenant over and strive by their daily lives to grow stronger in these disciplines every day. (I wonder if we should do that – or take the same approach. That we have made a covenant with God and each other to live out these same disciplines?) The fourth pillar is that they have a regular expectation of miracles. The miracles of people’s lives being healed, and their hearts being changed. The question for us, for you and me: are we believing God for miracles in our lives and in our church? When we pray, are we really expecting God to work or are we just saying words hoping that God might honor them? Our prayers have to be spoken with faith and expectation of God working. But often we pray just hoping or we pray with wrong motives. We must come with pure hearts truly looking for God to work but praying not out of vain ambition or just for our wants. When we pray with our hearts set on God’s glory and honor his works with praise, we’ll see great things coming from our prayers. But too often we are praying for our lives to be easy, for things to just go right for us, we aren’t truly concerned for the kingdom of God, but the kingdom of myself. Let’s pray today that God will work a miracle of changing our hearts and opening our eyes to the true need of pray for the church, the world and ourselves.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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