These days, job hunts seem to be one topic that never brings a shortage of information. First, there’s books and dvd’s galore to explain the correct resume format, networking plan and negotiation skills. Then there’s your friend’s advice. “Your suit’s too bland and your resume’s too long. “ “You’ve got to start tweeting, get linked in and, of course, build a massive friends list.“ Everybody has words of wisdom to share but have you noticed, that it’s easy to believe there’s a job out there when you’re not the one that needs the job?
This is not only true with jobs but with miracles too. Believing in miracles can be easy when it’s the other guy that needs the miracle. Sitting around a bible study or prayer group discussing the existence of miracles in the world today is much different than being on your knees asking God for a miracle in your own life. When we kneel before the Lord God Almighty asking for a miracle it’s no longer a theoretical debate, it’s a true step of faith. Do you ask God to make the impossible possible?
Sometimes, when you really want a miracle, it’s hard to ask. Each of us have probably come to the end of a road where nothing but a miracle will bring relief. The road to divorce, the road to hospice, to court, to jail or even the road to the unemployment office can be frightening. Jesus found himself facing the end of a very frightening road.
On the night He was arrested, Jesus prayed to His Father, the Lord God Almighty for the desire of His heart. He knew the earthly and spiritual battle that laid before Him and He prayed for God to intercede. In Mark 14:36 Jesus prayed “Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me.” Jesus knew that EVERYTHING was possible for God, even changing His path so He could avoid the cross. But to save His Son from suffering, God would loose the salvation of you and me…of all His beloved children and that was not God’s will. Jesus asked, but His road to the cross did not change.
I wonder if it was hard for Jesus to ask God to change His road? After all, when Jesus prayed, He said “Not what I will but what you will.” Knowing God has the final word when we pray should not make us pray for less, it should make us pray for more. Why? Because each granted prayer is perfectly in line with the will of our heavenly father. Each time your kids succeed and your spouse returns home safe your prayer was answered in perfect accordance with God’s will. Miracles are no different.
Don’t let the strength of your desire for a miracle stop you from praying. It didn’t stop Jesus. But Jesus knew that the outcome of His prayer would leave Him in the midst of God’s will. Where else would any of us want to be? Everything is possible with God, in accordance to His perfect will. Don’t hold back. Ask your Heavenly Father for the desires of your heart, even if they are miraculous.