“You know,” Stan began, “I just love reading the Bible! Virtually everything I read has some real practical application.”
“Something specific in mind?” I asked.
“Yes,” he replied. “This morning I was reading the story in the ninth chapter of the Book of Acts where Peter was used by God to raise from the dead a disciple named Tabitha.”
“I know that one,” I replied, “she was also called Dorcas.”
“That’s right, my friend,” Stan said, “and what is really interesting to me is that the Bible says that the story of what happened became known all over where it happened, and it caused many people to believe in the Lord.”
“Why do you find that so interesting?” I asked.
“Because,” Stan answered, “it was a miracle that led the people to believe. And today there are a lot of people who need a continual stream of miracles to keep their faith going and growing.”
“I can relate to that,” I replied. “I have heard a lot of prayers that mention the need for a miracle.”
“I agree,” Stan responded. “There is no question I serve a miracle-producing God, but my approach to Him is that He is going to do what He is going to do, whether or not it involves a miracle.”
Continuing, he said, “All I have to do is look at myself and what God has already done in and for me to see a miracle.”
“That is all the miracle I need to see,” Stan said. “I know where I was, where I am, and I have the faith that God is going to take me where He wants if I will just follow.”
“I don’t need a miracle to sustain my faith. I am a walking miracle.”
And it became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Acts of the Apostles 9:42.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the miracle you performed in my life. You change my eternal destination when my time here is done, and you have changed my life on this side of eternity. I thank you that you do perform miracles, and I thank you that I do not need miracles to sustain my growing faith in you. The mere fact I am a walking miracle is all I need. Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.