Acts 12:8-11 – Is it okay to ask for a miracle?

Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.” (Acts 12:8-11)

God usually communicates through His spirit by nudging or putting thoughts and ideas into my head. But He has spoken to me twice. The second time was last week in that in-between stage of dreaming and being awake. Being drowsy, I wasn’t sure I heard Him correctly, so I repeated the date back. “Okay, Tuesday, June 2.” The voice said, “No, Thursday, June 2.” After I got ready for the day, I looked at my calendar and June 2, 2021, is on a Thursday.

The angel asked Peter to put on his own clothes. When God does the miraculous in our lives, he wants us to do what we can do for ourselves. Peter’s last encounter with an angel was in a vision, so Peter thought he was dreaming when his chains fell off, when he passed the guards, and when the iron gate to the city opened miraculously. But when the angel left, and he wasn’t in jail, He was certain his rescue was from God.

I have no idea what will happen on June 2, 2022, but I’m expecting a miracle. I hope I don’t need one of the magnitude of Peter’s. But human birth, an event that brings one closer to God, a door to a new job opening, or God bringing a rescuer into someone’s life so His will can be done are all miracles that come about supernaturally.

Even though I know God always keeps his promises, He still wants me to do what I can to make the miracle(s) happen. I can pray and praise God, finish my current book, begin writing books for a new children’s curriculum, continue to work on my devotionals/Bible Study, and encourage my husband, children and other family to do what they can to fulfill the dreams God has placed in their hearts. I don’t know if the miracle(s) is for myself or others I pray for. But I pray for all my readers. So, do what you can to make the miracle you’ve been praying for come about and expect a miracle to happen.

Father God, I praise you for doing the impossible in my life and the lives of others. Thank you for doing more than I can think or imagine. Because of Your love for me, I know you want to perform a miracle in my life. Help me think of things I can do to facilitate miracles in my life and the lives of loved ones. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Acts 12:8-11 – Is it okay to ask for a miracle?

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