Don’t give up on a MIRACLE!
Our world is filled with deeply hurting people and seemingly impossible situations. I know God can move in mighty and mysterious ways—my own life is a miracle itself! I have been praying for MIRACLES for family and friends—for physical healing, financial provision, relationship restoration, and spiritual direction. God loves to answer petitions in Divine will and timing, and rejoices when our hearts are devoted to intercession for others and our world. We’ve got to speak to the impossible!
“For with God nothing will be impossible.” — Luke 1:37 NKJV
I will do the impossible for you. The love I have for you is endless. I will intensify your experience of My love as you seek more of Me. Is there something in front of you that looks impossible? When it looks like everything has blocked your way and there is no one near you to help, I will make it easy for you. Grace will always empower you to sacrifice your personal wishes as you worship in My presence. Strength replaces weakness, grace floods into your impossibility, and I will make it easy for you. The burden you carry must be laid down as you take up My easy yoke and learn of Me. I will enrich your soul, enflame your heart, and give you a greater joy. Song of Songs describes God’s love for us as an unquenchable fire. Imagine standing before that fire and throwing in all of the impossibilities of your life. See them go up in flames! — Brian Simmons
“Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire being.
Rivers of pain and persecution will never extinguish this flame.
Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you. Everything will be consumed. It will stop at nothing as you yield everything to this furious fire until it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore.” — Song of Songs 8:6-7, The Passion Translation
Miracle Question Exercise:
Imagine you go to sleep tonight and you awake tomorrow morning. During the night a miracle happened and, when you wake up, your most positive dreams for your future have come true. Remember, a miracle has occurred, so you are waking up to your life as you would ideally like it to be. At this point, you may have only hazy visions of your ideal future, so to help you be specific about what the real life changes would be for you, think about your answers to the following questions:
1. How do you feel when you awake?
2. What is the first thing you will do?
3. Your best friend arrives. Immediately, they notice things have improved. What specific changes do they see?
4. What happens next in your day?
Give a detailed account of the whole day of your ideal life when everything is just as you would ideally want it to be. There are no limits!
This exercise is called the miracle question. It is a question that coaches often ask their clients in order to help them process what they want to change about themselves and their lives.
Adapted from De Shazer, S. (1988, p. 78), Clues: Investigating solutions in brief therapy, New York: Norton
Miracle (Lyrics) by Unspoken Have you stopped reaching No longer seeking greater things Have you forgotten You have a Father listening He tells the sun when to rise Gives the wind its breath Swings a door wide open and Moves in the moment you least expect Don’t you give up on a miracle You’ve got to speak to the impossible You gotta Pray till your breakthrough breaks through the ceiling Keep on believing Don’t you give up Don’t you give up On a miracle How many chances How many answers Pass us by You know it takes faith To step on the waves When you’re terrified When you’re backed in a corner And you can’t wait any longer Don’t you give up on a miracle You’ve got to speak to the impossible You gotta Pray till your breakthrough breaks through the ceiling Keep on believing Don’t you give up Don’t you give up On a miracle Feels like the prayers and the words you have spoken They go unnoticed Like drops in the ocean Just beyond the veil of your vision Your mountains are moving, moving on Remember the works His hands have done Where you once were and how far you’ve come Don’t you give up on a miracle You’ve got to speak to the impossible You gotta Pray till your breakthrough breaks through the ceiling Keep on believing Don’t you give up Don’t you give up On a miracle Publishing: © 2016 Centricity Music Publishing (ASCAP)/Jon Lowry designee/Wordspring Music, LLC & Fleauxmotion Music (SESAC) Writers: Chad Mattson, Jon Lowry and Tedd T