If someone from a prehistoric time walked into a modern hospital and saw all the machines and what we could do with the human body, that person would think we were wizards. Medicine is not wizardry, it’s knowledge and training plus experience. In the same way, when we read about miracles in the Bible, there’s a part of each one of us deep down that yearns to experience miracles in our own world. But seeing a miracle is mystifying to most Christians, like wizardry. We don’t understand how it could practically happen. But miracles don’t have to be confusing, so let’s break down a miracle into ten simple steps.
Here’s a miracle performed by Peter and John in Acts 3:1-8. In this passage you’ll see ten specific things that can be replicated by every Christian today.
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. Acts 3:1-8
So, here are ten simple steps to experiencing your own miracle today. But be warned! You’re going to feel incredibly encouraged and empowered through step nine, but you can’t experience miracles without step ten.