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What Is the Bigger Component to Your Miracle?

There are both “big” miracles that I and my family are believing God for and then the everyday miracles. They can both carry their own stresses as we attempt to follow where God leads and trust Him with the results.

Whether you’re believing for healing, relationships, financial breakthrough, or anything else–there comes a point of no return where you either see God come through or it all falls apart. That said, what is the biggest contributor to God moving on your behalf?

Many would unequivocally and emphatically state the answer is faith.

It’s true. Without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). When people came to Jesus looking for a miracle, He would often say something to the effect of “your faith has made you well” (Matthew 9:22).

This can leave you lamenting that if you only had enough faith, you would already have your miracle. But as I was praying last week, God dropped this into my spirit,

“Which is the bigger component to a miracle? Your faith or My goodness?”

That sent my heart and mind to racing! The finish of Hebrews 11:6 about faith pleasing God is that you have to believe He is and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. In other words, it’s more about the faith that brings you to Him where the rewards come as a result of His goodness.

People who came to Jesus to be healed or delivered (or to see others healed/delivered) demonstrated faith by seeking Him. Faith was certainly a component, but without His goodness, it would have all been for naught.

Even repentance doesn’t happen by your own volition. It’s His kindness that leads you there (Romans 2:4). And just how is it that you are saved?

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.. –Ephesians 2:8

Grace came first as a gift of God then your faith meant something. His goodness is first and foremost in all His works. When you stand around thinking God needs to honor your faith and do something or you cry out for the faith to get you out of your situation, I believe you miss the point.

He invites you to come. Real faith produces action. Come with the faith you have and trust His goodness. Make your request and don’t back down from believing His kindness, mercy, and grace are for you.

Why did those hurting and broken people come to Jesus? They heard about His goodness to others and wanted to experience it for themselves. And once they humbly presented themselves, they always seemed to get more than they bargained for. They not only received a miracle, but they encountered the Son of God who transformed everything.

That’s His goodness.

sunriseLet your faith move you to Him and don’t be surprised that in His goodness, He reveals much more than you even sought Him out for. You get to know Him. You get to experience His love. Your faith, as great as it is, will not produce unless His goodness steps in to finish the job.

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! –Psalm 34:8

What do you think? Is this as encouraging to you as it is me?

6 Comments

  1. His goodness is immeasurable. I can have all the faith in the world but if God was not a good God, I have nothing. Sort of like love and the faith to move mountains.
    Bill (cycelguy) recently posted..ToughLoveMy Profile

    • Absolutely. Thank you, Bill!

  2. Amen! The best miracle is the ability to trust Him no matter how meets our needs. It took me way too long to understand that. And over the years some of our miracles happened, some didn’t, some we are still waiting on . . . but His goodness is always enough. Always. Beautiful truth here!
    Deb Wolf recently posted..Quotes to Inspire AuthenticityMy Profile

    • Whether long or short time, He is good. He is still worthy of all our praise. I certainly don’t understand all the time and I wish He would follow my timeline, but when I’m completely honest, I see His goodness everywhere. Thanks Deb!

  3. I can’t count the times when I’ve gone to God in faith and received (not usually right away, mind you) a much greater gift than I could ever have imagined. Thank you for this inspirational reminder today, Jason!
    Blessings!
    Martha Orlando recently posted..Perpetual MemoryMy Profile

    • I’m happy to share! Thanks so much, Martha.

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