The Common Denominator
Have you ever added or subtracted fractions with different denominators, without the use of calculators? If you have, the only way to solve that is to convert all the fractions into the same denominator. This mathematics concept got me thinking about the first six miracles I’ve learnt through the weekly sermons in my church at River.
Jesus turned water into wine. Jesus healed the nobleman’s son. Jesus healed the lame at the pool of Bethesda. Jesus fed the five thousand men. Jesus walked on water. Jesus healed the man born blind. These six miracles are, in some ways, different from one other. These differences may represent the different facets of our lives. Or they could also represent the different situations each of us faces in our everyday life. Despite the different settings of the miracles, they all share the element of Jesus. The power and authority of Jesus were displayed in all of those miracles. If you’re facing any situation in your life that is daunting, hopeless, helpless, disappointing or frustrating, you can take heart today!
John 16:33 (AMP)
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
Jesus has all the power and authority over everything and situation! He has overcome the world. As disciples of Jesus, there is only one way we can experience the power, authority and miracles of Jesus. We need to learn from the people who experienced the miracles. The common denominator among all six miracles is the faith and obedience of the people to the words of Jesus. Yes! Faith and Obedience to the words of Jesus are like the keys that open the door for us to experience the miracles of Jesus.
Let me give you a few examples. Right from the first miracle, in John 2:7&8, at the command of Jesus, the servants filled the jars with water to the brim. In verse 8, when they were asked to draw some out of the jar, “they did so” as the Bible tells us. The water turned into wine. In John 4:50, the nobleman “took Jesus at His word and departed.” The nobleman’s son was healed. All the way till the sixth miracle in the Gospel of John, in John 9:7, Jesus asked the man born blind to go and wash his eyes in the pool of Siloam, “the man went and washed, and came back seeing.”
These people experienced a miracle because they exercised their faith and obedience to the words of Jesus. What about you? Are you willing to make the choice to exercise faith and obedience in the different situations that you are in? If you are willing, expect to experience a great wave of miracle in your life. Take that step of faith and display that act of obedience today!
Come, let us pray.
“Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your word today. I receive Your words in faith. I acknowledge that You are my Mighty Conqueror who has the power and authority over everything. I invite You into every situation and area of my life. Today, I take the step of faith and obedience to abide in You and Your Word. Thank You, God! In Jesus Name I pray, AMEN!”
Further Study: John 2:1-12, John 4:46-54, John 5:1-15, John 6:1-14, John 6:15-21, John 9:1-12