What Wonders Will We See in 2018?

Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”
— Joshua 3:5 (NASB)

At the beginning of the year, Pastor Bill asked us to write down how we want to “experience the wonder of God” in 2018. The Bible is full of stories of the encounters people have had with God and the miracles that happened. The same God that parted the Red Sea for the Israelites and caused the Apostle Paul not to be harmed by the bite of a poisonous snake is alive in us today. So let’s stir up our faith by remembering what is possible with our God.

There are so many wonders to consider among the treasures in God’s storehouses. The list could go on for pages and pages.

But God is not a snack machine into which you can just “insert a prayer” and “get what you want”. Jesus explained the miracles that he did like this: “I can of myself do nothing… I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me.” (John 5:19, John 5:30, John 12:49)

As we draw close to God in prayer and bible study and fasting, God will draw near to us, and he will show us what to do and what to pray. It's when we are praying and acting on our heavenly Father's will that miracles happen.

TAKING IT TO HEART: Are there miracles you want to see in your life and the lives of those around you? Write a list of the wonders of God you are hoping to see this year. Post it somewhere you will see it every day.

CHALLENGE: When you read about a miracle in the Bible, begin picturing how that could happen in your life today. Start expecting God to move in supernatural ways, both big and small. Ask God to open your eyes and ears to see what he is doing and hear his voice.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…
— James 4:8 (NKJV)