Raise your hand if you need a miracle. Ok, 1…2…3…22…147. Wow, too many to count! What is that miracle you would like to see in your life? Think about it. Visualize it for a minute or two. Bathe in the emotion of seeing it realized, and feel as you would when (not if) it takes place.
If only it was that easy for your miracle to occur. Well, I have good news. It is this easy, if not easier. Visualization and faith are key ingredients for your dream miracle to become reality. However, I am reminded many times lately of another way to make it happen. When I see and hear the same idea many times in different places in a short period of time, that’s when I know God is speaking to me.
This idea I have been reminded of is the power of asking. This simple 3 letter word, ASK, is a small yet powerful key in receiving what you desire. It’s all over the Bible… Ask and it will be given to you (Matt 7:7); whatever you ask for in prayer, believing that you already have it, will be yours (Mark 11:24); you may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it (John 14:14). If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you (John 15:7).
The above verses are powerful enough, and meditating on even one or two of them consistently could be life-changing. There are plenty more where these came from. I recommend finding one that most strikes your emotional cord and making it a part of your being.
One idea that’s helped me a great deal in my personal growth is finding detailed, exact definitions for simple words. We’ve used the word ask all of our lives. We know what it means. However, I dug a bit deeper. Here are some definitions (taken from dictionary.com) of the word ASK, and then I will explain how we can apply it in our prayer life.
- to try to get by using words; to request
- to solicit from
- to demand; expect
- to call for; need; require
When you ask God for a miracle, in essence you are doing all of these. As I learn more about God, I can see how these apply. For example, when God created the world, He spoke it into existence. When Jesus calmed the storm, he spoke to the waves and demanded that they stop. When He healed people, He spoke the word and it was done.
This power of asking also lies in your hands. Know exactly what you want. Then use your words to ask God to make it happen. Know that you can expect to receive what you ask for. There are only two conditions to receiving your desire when you ask. One is that it is within God’s will. Now please don’t make the mistake many people do (and I did for a long time) with this concept. They use this concept of God’s will as a “maybe-ness” to receiving their desire, like maybe God wants to grant this or maybe He doesn’t. It’s not like that at all. It simply means that as long as your desire is part of God’s nature it is good. That means that asking for greater health, improving your relationships, and getting out of debt are all within His will.
Yes, I understand that He is God and will sometimes delay or deny our request. However, it’s His way of answering us with something even better than we asked for! On the other hand, asking for something sinful or something that will hurt someone else are examples of something outside of God’s will that He will not answer. So unless it’s something you know is wrong, don’t be afraid to ask!
The second condition is that you give the glory to God. You can do nothing without Him. When your main focus is that God will be glorified when your miracle takes place, it will supercharge the manifestation of your desire. It’s only a matter of time until you reap the benefits.
If you have held back from asking God for miracles due to fear, lack of worthiness, or whatever reason, now is the time to realize that He wants you to ask. And when you do, He is ready and willing to bless you in ways you can’t even imagine. Use your words, call for His assistance, and expect the blessing. Then see the great things God can do!
Editor’s Note: We thank Joe for his amazing guest article. Joe has been a powerful supporter at Proverbs & Wisdom since we first started in 2011! As our fifth year comes to a close, we thought it’d be awesome to celebrate our five year anniversary by celebrating those who have helped us most!
Joe Dalio is a former Long Islander now living in Buffalo NY. He is blessed with a lovely wife and 3 wonderful daughters. Joe has a passion for writing and showing as many as possible how they can use the power of their mind and the power of God to take their lives to a higher level. He has written 2 e-books… 30 Days to a More Powerful Life and The Ease and Keys of Rapid Manifestation. You can also find hundreds of his inspirational articles at http://www.powerofpies.wordpress.com