Miracles seldom occur in our comfort zone!


Acts 4:29 (NIV): “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable Your servants to speak Your Word with great boldness!”


Let us be determined this week to:

Know that God is for us! We live in an age of disruption, uncertainty, lawlessness, worry and stress. It seems like the things of this world are spinning out of control. Our hearts are in danger of becoming hard, fearful and filled with doubt about God’s goodness and faithfulness. Yet God’s miracle-working power does not cease to exist due to our blindness or our avoidance of the Light. We are never without help, if we but ask and open our eyes to see how our Lord cares for and protects us. As it says in Hebrews 4:16 (NIV): “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy, and find grace to help us, in our time of need.” To receive God’s mercies and find His favour, we are required to step out of our comfort zones, preconceptions, delusions and unbelief, and speak truth and life into our situations with boldness and conviction.

Now, how can we do that?

– By praising God for answered prayers and miracles all around us. It is vital to spend time daily in prayer before our Lord. Let us approach our prayer time by quieting our hearts and minds and stepping into a meaningful conversation with God. Let’s honour Him for His consistent faithfulness in our lives; by laying our concerns before Him; and by trusting Him for outcomes far beyond our wildest dreams. Let’s obediently listen for God’s will and direction, so that we can be filled with courage and strength.

By praying for a hunger, a desire, to share the Gospel with boldness, obedience and compassion– to those who do not know Jesus our Lord and Saviour yet. As we step out of our comfort zones and share the Gospel, we may even see the miracle of a saved soul before our very eyes.

– By humbly surrendering our failures, shortcomings, and the sinful nature that robs us of our joy, into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father. Have you ever felt you have fallen short or that a specific burden is just too heavy to carry? The great news is that God tells us that we have another chance as we come before Him. Psalm 51:12 reminds us: Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and make me willing to obey You.” In our obedience and surrender, may we allow our God of hope to fill us with all joy and peace in believing, through the experience of our faith, that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in God’s promises (Romans 15:13).


Father, thank You for the struggle, the fears, the temptations… We are thankful for our sufferings, and even though we want them to go away, we pray that You would help us in the suffering to cling to Jesus. Help us to be willing to obey, and restore Your joy to us. Thank You that it comes from You.

Lord, I pray for each person who’s hearing what is being said today. I pray for individuals as we look around us, as we become perplexed with what’s going on politically, economically, and in our natural world. And Lord, for many of us, physically in our bodies, we are also being shaken. But Lord You say that all things work together for the good of those who believe, for those who are called according to Your purpose (Romans 8:28). You will take us through difficult passages and paths, but You will never ever harm us because You love us. And Lord, You will ensure that at the end of the day, that which You wish to build in us will be built. We honour You for that in Jesus’ name.

Abba Father, we thank You for a lovely day and that we can experience Your nature all around us. Please help us to focus on You, for just a few minutes of our busy day. We take every thought captive in Jesus’ Name. And let us meditate on Your Word always.

Lord Jesus, we realize that prayer is vital to our lives, and to eternal results in the Kingdom of God. We realize that You tell us in Your Word, in James 5:16, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” We know that the only way we can be righteous is through our belief in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for us personally. He washes away our sins, and allows us entrance into Your throne room. May we never take that lightly. May we follow Jesus’ example. May we pray often, fervently, about everything. We love you LORD, and long to spend time with You, sharing our heart’s desires and listening for Your voice in return.

O Lord Jesus, it is with a willing heart, but sometimes a hesitant spirit that we  pray: “Make me Bold, speak to me, and break my heart for what breaks Yours!” Lord, in our desire to be fully used by You, we ask that You would give us willing hearts to be ‘all in’ for Jesus. Lord, change us and mould us, that we might speak boldly and live boldly for You. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

(This WRAP is with great appreciation to Roald, Mary Lynn, Taschja and Elisabeth)

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