July 18 – Five Principles of Faith

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works then these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” John 14:12

1) BE MOTIVATED BY COMPASSION. Every time Jesus felt “compassion” for the people, miracles followed. Your action toward the needs of others engages the supernatural hand of God. (Mark 6:34)

2) LISTEN TO THE FATHER–NOT THE CROWD.  Man’s solution is reasonable; God’s solution is miraculous. The disciples wanted to send the people away; Jesus wanted to feed them. (Mark 6:36) Ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?”

3) MIRACLES OCCUR THROUGH YOUR INADEQUACY. GOD is a Creator and Multiplier. He loves to take things that are weak or small and make them great. Just give Him what you have. (Mark 6:37)

4) ACT ON GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS PRECEDING THE MIRACLE. God always gives you something natural to do first. Before feeding the multitudes, Jesus had the disciples seat and organize them, and that took some time. Be patient, but ACT. (Mark 6:39,40)

5) MIRACLES COME AT THE HANDS OF DISCIPLES. After Jesus blessed the loaves and fishes, He gave them into the hands of the disciples for distribution. Further, Jesus said, “…The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils….” (Matthew 10:7b-8a)

PRAY:  “Father, thank You for using me as Your partner in miracles. Amen.”

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