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Delivering the Miraculous

Delivering the Miraculous

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:6–7)

The tidings of comfort and joy we’re discussing is the idea of the Grand Miracle, Jesus’ incarnation. In the incarnation, two millennia ago, God did a redemptive miracle in Mary. My contention is that He wants to do redemptive miracles in us, too.

After all, the Apostle Paul reminded us, “God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)

To this point our emphasis has been on God’s role in the miracle process. But what part do we play as God works the miraculous in us? Like Mary, we must first say “Yes” to God’s plan, but there are further steps that need to be taken as well.

Like Mary, we’ll grow. We will experience changes. There may be things God asks us to do…or not do. When God conceives the miraculous in us, we are no longer our own.

And like Mary, we will have to count the cost. Are we willing to make the necessary sacrifices to walk in the miraculous? Are we willing to step out of our comfort zone and let the Holy Spirit lead us to new levels of maturity?

Finally, we’ll need a new, healthier diet. As we grow in the miraculous, our social lives, entertainment interests, and even our conversations must grow in spiritual maturity.

When God conceives a redemptive miracle in you, He will bring it full term. He will deliver on His promise. He always does.

Join us Sunday for our final Christmas sermon, “Delivering the Miraculous.”

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