Don’t Let Your Miracle Pass You By

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

We’ve all heard stories about miracles that happen in an instant. But did you know that even though some miracles have happened that way, others happen over time?

In fact, Jesus once healed a blind man who wasn’t completely healed with His “first touch”:

Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, ‘Do you see anything?’ And he looked up and said, ‘I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.’ Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly (Mark 8: 23-25).

And although Jesus was willing to do miracles for anyone, most hadn’t prepared their hearts for His touch. Not everyone approached Him like Jairus, the woman with the demon-possessed daughter, or Zaccheus. As a result, many didn’t receive the miracle they needed — Jesus simply passed on by them.

On one occasion, Jesus’ disciples were facing the storms of life, and they were in danger of having Jesus pass by: “He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them” (Mark 6:48).

But the story has such a great ending. When the disciples finally recognized Jesus for who He was, and not the ghost they had first imagined, He “got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished” (Mark 6:51). This is exactly what Jesus wants to do in your life today. He wants to “get in the boat” with you, but your heart must be prepared to recognize Him.

Only then will He be able to come to you — in the midst of your storms and difficult situations.

Are You Prepared to Recognize Him?

We all know the devil will do everything he can to stop, thwart, or hinder God’s plans. And that includes clouding or closing your heart to receive the Lord’s full blessings in your life.

The devil works diligently to kill, steal, and destroy you physically, emotionally, and financially — that’s his primary objective. But we also, thankfully, know that Jesus can give us abundant life (John 10:10)!

So, what does it take to receive His blessings? It takes belief, obedience, and expectation.

You must believe in God’s power to intervene in your life; you must obey the Holy Spirit, and you must expect that He will guide you through any storm.

Once belief, obedience, and expectation are firmly planted in your heart, closing any possibility for the devil to invade, you will then recognize Jesus’ unyielding love and fervent protection — and your miracle won’t pass you by!