I’ve recently started reading through the book of Acts again. In Acts 3 there was a crippled man who sat outside of the temple gates everyday begging for money and alms. We learn from the Bible that he had been crippled from birth and his begging was a regular thing. Everyone in the town knew this man and knew that he had no way of supporting himself, except for begging. One day he asks Peter and John to help him and God uses them to give the man something much greater. Acts 3:6-7 says:
“But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.”
This was an amazing miracle! He left the gates leaping and praising God for the transformation that had taken place in his life.
This man had positioned himself to receive something good. He was asking for food and money so he could live, which we can all agree are good things. But God doesn’t just want to give us good things, He wants to give us the best things! Because the beggar placed himself to receive a blessing, God was able to blow his mind! Peter and John were going to the temple to pray, which we can agree is a good thing. But God wanted to use them to do something great instead.
I don’t know about you, but often times I doubt if miracles can happen in our lives today. I read this story yesterday morning and I was skeptical that anything like this could happen nowadays. Well, they still can. On Sunday night I called someone to get his advice on a matter that I was struggling with. All I asked for was his advice and prayer. I had positioned myself to receive something good, but God had more in store for me. Yesterday this friend filled that need that I was worried and stressed about. God used him to fill a huge need and perform a miracle in my life.
If you’re waiting for a miracle to happen, in your finances, in your relationships, in your body, whatever it might be, position yourself to receive a miracle. That could mean asking for someone to pray for you, having someone lay hands on you, or just seeking some good, godly advice. Maybe you know someone who needs a miracle. It could be something as simple as needing a ride to work, a bill paid, groceries bought, or a friend to talk to. Whatever it is, maybe God has put you in their life to fill that need.
I believe that in the Christian’s life, like in real estate, the most important thing is location, location, location. God has strategically placed you where you are. Whether you need a miracle, can perform a miracle, or both, God has you in your job, your family, your church, and your town for a reason. Pray that He will open your eyes to new opportunities and get ready for God to blow your mind!