You have to admit there are some stories in the Bible that take your breath away and wonder how it’s possible those things really happened.
I mean… Noah built a ginormous boat and it had never rained a drop. Jonah was spit out by a fish who’d swallowed more from than ocean than you and I probably ever want to know. God showed up to speak to Moses in a burning bush. Gideon kicked the Midianites’ butts with 300 men. Oh… and don’t forget about the donkey who talked.
Is God still capable of doing those things today or is that just a bunch of Old Testament stories?
In the New Testament, Jesus fed 5,000 men (not including women and children) with a few loaves of bread and some fish. He cast a demon out of a man and sent it into a herd of pigs who all jumped off a cliff. He raised a dead man back to life. He spit in some dirt and rubbed it on a dude’s eyes and he could see again. Oh.. and there’s the part where He was murdered and rose again after three very stinky days.
Is God still capable of doing those things today or is that just a bunch of New Testament stories?
Oh… I pray you believe with every ounce of your being that He not only still does these “crazy” things today, but He wants to do them for YOU.. For me..
Mark Batterson writes in Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God:
I live by a simple maxim: if we do what they did in the Bible, God will do what He did. He still speaks. He still heals. He still delivers. He still whispers. And there is nothing God wants to do more than to ‘do it again.’
Getting Back to the Kneeholes
Perhaps, though, before we can see the “do it agains” happen in our lives, we need to change our prayer posture. Maybe it’s time to get back to our knees.
John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, made an impact on a young man who would grow up to be one of the world’s most respected evangelists. In one of John Wesley’s bedrooms, there are two different impressions where it’s believed he regularly knelt in prayer.
Dr. J Edwin Orr took a group of Wheaton College students to tour the house in 1940. As they prepared to leave, Dr. Orr noticed there was a student missing. A young Billy Graham was found kneeling in those kneeholes John Wesley had left, praying, “O Lord, do it again!”
If I want to see the “do it again’s” I need to posture myself the same way John Wesley did, the same way Billy Graham did.
Maybe God isn’t going to speak to you through a donkey, but maybe He wants to revive your marriage. Maybe He won’t ask you to feed 5,000 people with some tilapia and a loaf of Wonder Bread, but maybe He’s asking you to trust Him enough to set you free from that addiction, and your struggle is just as important as those hungry people standing on that mountain thousands of years ago. Maybe you’ll never see someone come back from the dead (though I think that would be awesome), but He wants to raise your dead relationship with your children back to life.
God isn’t done. He isn’t quiet. Every single story in the Bible was true then and it’s true now. Every. Single. One. And that same God wants to do it again for me and you. Are we willing to let Him? Are we willing to change our posture and get back on our knees?
Oh…. friend… I’m asking myself these questions, not just you. I’m preaching to the choir. My knees are too comfortable. I’m yearning for an intimacy with Papa that I lost somewhere along the way. If I want that to change, something about what I’m doing has to change.
It’s time to get back on my knees. It’s time to get back to brave prayers.
If we do what they did in the Bible, God will do what He did. Yes.. Yes.. Yes..
Question: What miracles have you seen God do in your life? Are you ready to change your posture and find out what else He can do? You can leave a comment by clicking here.