Believe first. See later. Your feelings will catch up later with your faith.
- We need not fret when we just have a little faith to start with.
- We need to fast and pray to bolster our faith before we can move mountains—see God work miracles through us.
- Prayer and fasting show that we mean business with God, that we’re willing to persevere as we raise our petition to God (Parable of the widow and the wicked judge in Luke 18:1-8).
- We may have little faith but it is still faith. Sometimes we feel our prayers are just bouncing off the ceiling. But, nevertheless, we persist in prayer.
- Faith is like muscle. Faith has to be exercised, just like muscle. We need to trust God for little things and then move on to the next level of faith—trust God for bigger things.
- Faith is not something that’s nebulous and mystical. As we begin to exercise our faith in God for little things, we will come to understand the meaning of faith.
God answers us according to His will and our faith:
- “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24).
- “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7).
- “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).
A lady lawyer’s amazing recovery from coma shows us that there is hope amid the worst of circumstances. Once again, it underscores the power of faith and intercession. God can do far more than what we might ask or think.
"Not one doctor who treated me while in hospital or subsequently any specialist that I have seen since, either in Hong Kong or later in Singapore, has been able to account for the speed of my recovery or that I was able to come back from that hopeless position at all.”
For the full story: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/lawyer-declared-brain-dead-wakes-up-after-calls-to-pull-plug-on-her?&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=addtoany
The above modern-day miracle challenges our notions of assisted dying. It reaffirms the fact that God alone has the prerogative to take life away—just as He is the giver of life—and men should not attempt to be gods.
There can be miracles
In this time of fear
They don't always happen when you ask