Christian Life

Making Spiritual Connections

A friend just told you how the Lord provided for her financial needs.  A man at church shared a testimony of how God healed him of cancer.  You hear of a friend whose childbirth was miraculous.  You see the softening in the heart of someone who needs to be saved.  Then a trial hits your life and you wonder where the Lord is.

Ever been there?  I know twelve men who have.  The disciples.  Just after they had seen Jesus provide food for 5,000+ people with 5 loaves and 2 fish, they were on a storm-tossed sea .  Jesus walked out to them on the water and they were scared even more of who this might be!  Then Jesus revealed Himself to them and calms the sea and the disciples are amazed, “For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.” In other words, they didn’t make the connection from what they had witnessed earlier to their own situation!  If Jesus could do a miracle with the loaves and fish, He could calm the sea.  Make the connection, disciples!

Jesus healed the cancer, provided the finances, brought the baby in a miraculous delivery, and drew the lost person’s heart toward the Gospel…and maybe He allowed you to see all that so you would trust Him to intervene in your situation, too!  He wants us to “make the connection” between what we witness and what’s going on in our own lives!  The connection can also be the Truths He shows us in His Word.  Our God is the same today as He was then!

Stop and consider what you saw God do just this past weekend.  Now, what does that do for your heart when you look at your life and what you’re dealing with?  Make the connection and trust Him!



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