If you grew up in church then you grew up reading the stories of the Bible, story after story of miracle after miracle. Moses parting the Red Sea, David defeating Goliath, Daniel surviving a night in the lion’s den, or what about Peter walking on the water and Jesus healing disease after disease? One thing that’s unmistakable is that the Bible is a book full of miracles.
So do miracles still happen today, and if they do, why aren’t we experiencing more of them in our world? Did God somehow become less interested or less powerful once the Bible was written? Christians don’t believe that. As the Bible itself testifies, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). So if God can do miracles today, why aren’t we experiencing more of them?
For some of us, this is much more than a simple academic question. Perhaps you’re in a financial situation that you can’t seem to get out of. Maybe it’s a doctor that’s given you a grim report. Maybe it’s an addiction that has you by the throat or a broken relationship that seems to have no hope of reconciliation. Or perhaps it’s a child that’s strayed away from God. You raised them the best way you knew how, but now they’re a prodigal, far from you and far from God. If you’re in a desperate situation, you don’t just wonder about the miraculous, you need a miracle.
So how can Christians begin to experience the miraculous today? Here are four keys.