Today’s Scripture Reading: Romans 2:1-4:25
I’m reading a great book, You Were Born for This: Seven Keys to a Life of Predictable Miraclesby Bruce Wilkinson.
Here’s the excerpt from his book that got my attention:
He (God) did not place you on this earth to notice Him at work only once or twice in your whole life. He did not create you to consistently miss out on the wonder of His presence and power.
The truth is, you were born to live a supernatural life doing God’s work by God’s power. You were born to walk out your door each morning believing that God will use you to deliver a necessary miracle today (page 8).
We’re never more fully alive and complete than when we experience God working through us and in spite of us in a way that changes someone’s life right before our eyes (page 26).
Have you ever had a miracle happen in your life? You know, something that simply didn’t make sense and left you scratching your head and saying, “Wow that was a miracle!”
There’s something better than receiving a miracle, it’s being God’s miracle delivery agent for someone else.
When we hear the word miracle we immediately think of the really big things: Raising the dead, blind eyes being opened, the lame walking, etc. While I do believe Jesus promised those miracles to the New Testament Church (John 14:12), there are many different kinds of life-changing miracles any Christ-follower can deliver every day…
If we’re available
- Get up each morning
- Ask God to use us as His miracle delivery agents
- Stop, look, and listen for the Holy Spirit’s signals
- Move when He speaks
- And then do the same thing the next day until Jesus comes back or our life on earth over
Yesterday, before I left for the grocery store I prayed and asked God to use me to deliver a miracle in someone’s life. From the time I drove out of my driveway until I returned home I was looking for signals (it was so much fun!). While I was in the store I made eye contact everyone I met and was friendly, kind and courteous, even when I had to ask three people to help me find some coconut (smile). I had some great interactions with three or four people, no big deal…
Or was it a really big deal, maybe a miracle…
In Romans 2:4, Paul tells us what it takes to deliver the miracle that most of us miss:
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
Is kindness a miracle? If His kindness overflows from us to someone in need, it’s a miracle.
The funny thing about yesterday… I was nicer than usual because I was God’s delivery agent, I was on “official” business.
What if during the next 30 days we made a pledge to be God’s “kindness delivery agents” to our spouses, children, co-workers, distant relatives, fellow shoppers and even strangers?
What if we asked God what type of kindness each person needed and then did our best to “deliver?”
Delivering God’s kindness to others opens the doors to all kinds of miracle possibilities.
What a way for the world to know that we are thankful and “Jesus is the Reason for the season!”
Are you with me? Will you be God’s delivery agent?
Jesus, give us the pleasure of being used to deliver Your kindness that leads the lost to you today!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1-8:17