It’s an acronym to a simple idea:
I had little Rainforest Café® style froggy stickers when I was a kid that said this.
Recently, I had a friend forward an response he received to his blog
post and asked what I thought.
The blog asked the question, “How do you respond to The Heavenly Man?”
The response went something along the lines of miracles being possible
but “not the norm” because God doesn’t do them like he did in the book of Acts.
So, can we do miracles today like Jesus did when he was walking around?
The verse God brought to mind was John 14:12 where Jesus says,
“Very, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do;
and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.”
If Jesus did miracles, then we have permission/ability/obligation to do
miracles as well if we believe in Jesus (as the Messiah come in the flesh).
We can do miracles because Jesus went to the Father allowing the Holy Spirit to
come and fill us with his power.
It’s all about learning to fully rely on the Spirit in every aspect of daily life.
I see that people (including myself) don’t see/experience miracles because they
don’t have to.
If miracles are “not the norm” for me today, then I am obligated to
find out why I’m not walking in the Holy Spirits power and get realigned.
The “responder” said, “Our church is full of Christians who love God
with all their hearts, and yet miracles are absent from their experience.”
And he is right, many people do love God with all their hearts.
But it doesn’t stop there. We must continue to grow.
Growing into Christ means going deeper into relationship with him.
Ultimately we will find ourselves relying on God for and in everything because
He is all we have.
And I think that’s the whole point.