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Bible Verse:

Matthew 14:34-35 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;

You must take steps to create your miracle; it will not come just because you want it. Matthew 14:34-36 tells us the story of when Jesus went to Gennesaret. It is a fertile region situated on the sea of Galilee. When Jesus arrived in that city something very interesting happened. When the men of that land heard that Jesus was in their town, they instantly sent messages out to gather together all the people who were sick and diseased for them to be brought to Jesus. After they finished gathering the people, it was requested of Jesus that he should allow those diseased to touch the hem of his garments and they would be made whole. The scripture said that as many as did that walked away being made whole.

The story reveals three steps taken by the men of Gennesaret to receive their miracles. The first is that they expected God to do miracles in their circumstances. Jesus never told the men that he was going to do miracles, they expected God to move in their situation and that was what happened. The second thing that was observed was that the men instantly started to prepare. Expectation always precedes preparation; they prepared for their miracle by gathering the sick and diseased. Finally, the last thing that the men did was to take action. They asked Jesus to allow the people to touch the hem of his garment so that they could be made whole. Take note that the scripture said as many as touched his hem, were made perfectly whole. That means some left without being made whole because they did not take action.

Expecting God to do miracles in your circumstances will take more than saying that you expect something to happen. Expectation is made evident by preparation and doing what is required.

Life Application:

Live with an expectation of what God will do by making adequate preparations and taking needful action.


Lord, you have given the blueprint in your word as it relates to how we should live among many other things. I will not only believe you for my miracle, but I will take the necessary steps to position myself to receive it as well. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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