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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART SIX

Today’s Bible Verse James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:1-4 (NKJV) Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Six Miracle-faith grows strong by giving glory to God!This is how Abraham kept his faith strong (Rom. 4:20). Giving glory to God is the key that keeps your faith from weakening and wavering. It keeps you focusedon the promises of God, rather than considering the circumstances. Don’t magnify the problem you’re facing, the trouble you’re in, the disease you’re fighting, or the heartache you’re feeling; rather, magnify the Lord! So how do we magnify the Lord? David put it this way,“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth,” (Ps. 34:1). Notice that David says “at all times” not “just during good times.” Weak-faith only praises the Lord when times are good, but miracle-faith will praise God at all times – good and bad. David also says that praise is in the mouth. Praise isn’t based on how you feel, but on what you say. Speak, sing, declare, and confess God’s praises over your circumstances. If you continually glorify God, you’ll feed your faith and starve your doubts. So get your praise on! Seize the Moment God is worthy of our praise even

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART FIVE

Today’s Bible Verse 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things arepure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 (NKJV) Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Five Miracle-faith does not consider the circumstances! Abraham had received a promise; the Lord was goingto give him and his wife a son. It would take a miracle,but Abraham believed that God was able to fulfill His promise. But day after day, Abraham would wake up and be reminded of how old he and his wife were. Knowing that what he saw, his current condition, would weaken his faith and cost him his miracle, Abraham chose to ignore the condition of their bodies, and instead kept his focus on God’s promise. This decision kept his faith strong and his miracle took place. Many believers have talked themselves out of their miracle because they began to consider their circumstances. They start off in faith, but as each day gives them a reason to doubt, instead of ignoring the circumstances, they begin to consider them. Their minds focus on all of the reasons why God won’t come through, and begin to dwell on thoughts of negativity and doubt. This weakens their faith and they eventually give up, never seeing the fulfillment of God’s promise. We would do well to follow Abraham’s example.

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART FOUR

Today’s Bible Verse 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29 Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Four Miracles are for every believer! God doesn’t play favorites (Acts 10:34). It can be tempting at times to think thatGod blesses special Christians, but nothing can be further from the truth. Rahab was a prostitute, yet she received a miraculous deliverance (Heb. 11:31), the Canaanite woman was an outsider, yet Jesus healed her daughter (Matt. 15:28), and the woman with the issue of blood was unclean, yet she was made well (Matt. 9:22). How can miracles be for every believer? Because all Christians belong to Christ; therefore, all are, “heirs according to the promise,” (Gal. 3:29). Jesus told His disciples that everything His Father owned was given to Him (Jn. 16:15), and when Jesus died on the Cross, He left a will and testament – the Bible, in which He names us as His heirs! Everything the Father had He passed to the Son, and everything the Son had, when He died on the Cross, He passed to us – and that includes miracles! All believers are inheritors of God’s blessing – not just a select few – because Jesus died for all.

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART THREE

Today’s Bible Verse 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Romans 8:31-34 (NKJV) Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Three God wants your life to be filled with miracles. In fact, most of the miracles that Jesus performed during His earthly ministry were for ordinary, common, everyday people who were in need. There were miracles of healing, provision, deliverance, and blessing. He turned water into wine at a wedding, provided money from the mouth of a fish to pay taxes, fed the hungry multitudes, healed the sick, restored families, and helped businesses grow. When facing times in your life where there seems to be no answers and everything looks miserable, be encouraged to know that God has a miracle solution for every miserable situation. Paul puts it this way, “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32). In other words, in the same way that we couldn’t earn our salvation by doing good works, we can’t perform good works to earn miracles. They’re not for

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART TWO

Today’s Bible Verse Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted himup, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. Acts 3:1-8 (NKJV) Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Two A miracle is an extraordinary event that manifests God’s divine intervention in human affairs. It’s God’s power acting on behalf of man’s impossibilities. Everyone needsa miracle. Some will travel far and wide to experience them, some don’t believe they exist, and others believe they only happen to a handful of “lucky” or “well-deserving” individuals. But the truth is that miracles are not accidents, and they can happen for everyone. Miracles happen to those who need them, want them, and reach for them – as this man at the Gate Beautiful did. He expected to

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