“A crowd of people went to meet Jesus because they heard he had performed this miracle.”
Notes for Contemplation as You Use this Devotional:
- This passage from the Gospel Writer called John, the most mystical of the four main gospel writers, illustrates how intriguing miracles are.
- Jesus seems to perform miracles, like healing the blind, walking on water, and overcoming death. But in truth, he is demonstrating his God-consciousness, the mindset and awareness that aligns him always with God.
- Jesus, as the Christ (anointed one), understands that he is empowered by God. And all his wisdom teaches us that we’re empowered similarly. Within all of us are God-given spiritual powers, such as faith, strength, enthusiasm, imagination, and love. We can use these divine powers to discern how best to live, drawing from our innate wisdom, often sensed through our intuition.
- Everything in the Universe is governed by spiritual law. So, we experience what we call a miracle when we trust, allow, and apply spiritual law to whatever our need or circumstance is.
- Jesus knows that God doesn’t play favorites or act unilaterally because God is impersonal.So, as Jesus did, we must do our part to align ourselves with God and the divine works of spiritual law.
- Miracles are events or effects which appear to be extraordinary. They’re what we see or experience when we recognize spiritual law at work. But they aren’t random. They can occur whenever our mindset is receptive to and in harmony with God.
- To witness miracles, maintain a sense of wonder. If you take everything literally, only view the world intellectually, or have a pessimistic attitude, then miracles are just fairy tales.
- Demonstration is the evidence of what does or doesn’t work in your life. So, if you want to experience miracles, you can develop a miracle mindset by tuning into God, the Loving, Compassionate, Creative Essence of the Universe, every day. During your times of prayer, meditation, contemplation and reflection, you can release negative beliefs—especially about your abilities and self-worth—which block miracles from occurring.
- You can align yourself with God’s miraculous power, anytime, anyplace, anywhere, no matter the situation, because God is always with you and within you. As Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon teaches in an inspiring collection of her sermons, It Works If You Work It, “The miracle-working power of God is omnipresent [everywhere]; that means it is present with you right here, right now.”
As you reflect on your life and circumstances, ask yourself:
- In what areas of my life do I need a miracle now?
- List, word map, or illustrate every area which applies.
- In what ways have I been focusing my attention on obstacles or problems, rather than on God?
- List, word map, or illustrate whatever your focus has been.
- In what ways am I receptive to looking beyond problems and aligning myself with God?
- List, word map, or illustrate as much as you can. If you can’t sense much yet, stay open and add more ways as you realize them.
- When I reflect on my desired miracles, what is my intuitive guidance?
- List, word map, or illustrate as much guidance as you can.
- What miracles have I already witnessed, whether in my own or another’s life?
- List, word map, or illustrate what the miracles were.
- What do I need to believe to experience my own miracles?
- List, word map, or illustrate what you want to believe.
- What are at least three (3) ways my new beliefs can help me experience miracles?
- List, word map, or illustrate as much as you can imagine.
In using this devotional, let Jesus be a Great Wayshower and Master Teacher, a magnificent example of what you can be. Little by little, every day, attune yourself to the Presence of God, always in the midst of you and whatever is occurring. Know and affirm that whatever you need—healing, abundance, opportunity, connection, etc.—is already yours. Trust your intuition. Then, step forward in faith to meet your miracles.
© 2023 – Rev. Jennifer L. Sacks – All rights reserved.
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