This is Part 8 of the A Luke 10 Moment series.
Generally we thank God for all He has done in our lives, and rightly so. His grace was the factor that found you, forgave you, and filled you with His Spirit. When we think of where He found us, and how much He had to forgive us of, and the fact that He still wanted to fill us; we must give Him praise.
However, don’t overlook all of the indirect grace in your life. Jesus told the cities that rejected His kingdom that if Sodom, a very sinful city, had seen the miracles that were presently being demonstrated, they would have repented and turned to Jesus. Just seeing somebody else receive a miracle, can cause a heart to be softened to the gospel. After all, it’s the goodness of God that leads people to repentance. Apparently, at least at this time, not every city was blessed with a tangible demonstration of God’s power.
We have been privileged to see many miracles in our church. Many of you have seen cancer healed at an altar of prayer, broken legs healed in service, etc. This is the grace of God in action. This is goodness being directed at each of us to lead us deeper in our relationship with Jesus. Even if it wasn’t your personal miracle, the miracle still touches us in a deep personal way.
So I thank God, not for what He has done only, but for the miracles He has allowed me to witness.
ConnectPoint, let us never take for granted, these special demonstrations of God’s power. There is a responsibility that comes with this revealed power. We should respond relationally to God without reserve. More committed and more thankful, because of what we have seen.