I declare in Jesus’ name that your eyes, Lord, are upon me. You know my need. My heart is pure. I give this battlefield to you. The battle is yours, not mine. You are my champion defender. You are always victorious.
DESPERATE TIMES, DESPERATE MEASURES
Here’s a truth bomb: miracles are not God’s best for His people. Miracles are there for God’s people when a miracle is required.
The fertile ground that bears the fruit of a miraculous move of God is typically a dangerous place to stand. You don’t see miracles when there is money in the bank and a 7-11 on the corner. You don’t hear of the miracle healing of a skin disorder when all you have to do is apply the cream your insurance paid your doctor for.
Why? Miracles are powerful moves for very desperate times. It’s an important biblical lesson to learn: It’s better to not need a miracle.
Some of the most mind-bending manifestations of God are born in the midst of chaos and controversy. It was like that when God parted the Red Sea for the children of Israel. It was like that when Jesus fed 5000 men (and a lot more women and children) using five rolls and two smoked fish. Against all odds, the hand of God moves.
1995 was a very dangerous time for Leanna and I. Not because our lives were in peril, but because we were in the infant stages of building what is now OpenDoor Church and so much was on the line. We needed and saw many miracles that year.
I want to stop right there and remind you of this: it is always the devil’s plan to snuff out a work of God before it is able to stand.
“…and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.” – Revelation 12:4
Satan is a relentless opportunist! 1 Peter 5:8 tells us he’s like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He’s really not all that powerful because he needs your permission to devour you! Those who don’t know any better, open the door for him to tear them to pieces. This is lack of trust in God’s power to deliver you!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO KNOW THE DEVIL IS POWERLESS OVER YOU IF YOU DON’T OPEN THE DOOR AND LET HIM IN. TRUST IN GOD’S POWER TO DELIVER YOU FROM HIS ENEMY THROUGH A MIRACLE. CALL ON HIS NAME WITH CONFIDENCE!
From my book: Miracles with a Message