June 3, 2023

Extraordinary Miracles

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.”—Acts 19:11–12 NASB

Paul spent two years in Ephesus, one of the most important cities in the ancient world. During this visit, he taught the core principles of the Christian faith. As a result, “all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord” (v. 10).

But his ministry was not confined to teaching. He also demonstrated that God’s power was real and central to the Gospel and that God could work through His servants to solve problems in supernatural ways. People saw “extraordinary miracles” take place. The anointing was so overwhelming that the sick were healed just by touching a handkerchief or apron Paul had touched.

Paul was proving that God cared about every part of their lives—their minds and emotions, their health and finances—He literally could do anything for those who believed! In his letter to this same Ephesian church, Paul reminded them that God “is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think” and that His power “works within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

This power still is central to the Gospel and available to all believers. It is a power so great that extraordinary things can be done. Blind eyes can see. Deaf ears can be opened. The lame can walk again. Miracles can occur.

This power is available to you. Banish doubt and believe God for miracles. He is the same God who worked through Paul. Nothing is impossible for Him!

Reflection Question: Compose a prayer asking God to let His power work in your life today.

Father, I commit these needs to You: ________. All things are possible. Perform miracles that others might believe in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Acts 19