“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” (NIV)
Zeb Mengistu is a pastor in Ethiopia who tells about one of their church’s documented healings. During one of his church’s healing services a boy came forward with no fingers.
What do you pray for in a situation like that?
Inner peace? Strength?
Pastor Mesfin decided to boldly pray for healing. After he did so, everyone who was gathered could hear a popping sound, then another, then another, and another, and another. Five fingers appeared on his hand!
As modern, scientifically-minded people, what do we make of a story like that?
At first, maybe we respond with cynicism. But wait a second, Jesus performed miracles. He restored sight to the blind and even walked on water! And he rose from the dead after three days!
I’m not saying I fully understand the mind of God, or that healing prayers are magic tricks. They’re not. But when you read many of the biblical stories, what you often find is that people who believe Jesus can do powerful things, experience God doing powerful things!
What situation in your life needs God’s dramatic healing power? An illness? A toxic relationship? An injustice?
This week, pray bold prayers!
And expect God to act.
God is wise. God is just. God is powerful. We don’t always know how he answers our prayers; but we know that he does.
Bring your big concerns to Jesus first. Trust in his power. Be open to the incredible. Pray the biggest prayers you’ve ever prayed.
When you believe Jesus can do powerful things, God does powerful things.
By Matthew Ruttan