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The flame of faith


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When it comes to praying for a miracle, doubt and fear circle my mind with thoughts I can’t do this and my faith drains away. Yet my ability to pray confidently and clearly for miracles seems possible until I am actually faced with a seemingly impossible situation, then doubts flood my mind.

The mountain of the impossible looms over me blocking my faith and diminishing my hope.  Why even try to pray or believe for the impossible? As a result, I lower my expectations and say to myself, maybe next time I will be able to believe for a miracle but not now . . . not this time.

It’s not that my hopes are too high and I fail to reach them; it’s that they’re too low and I do.

But there is something I have started doing recently that seems to help. Whether your hopes and expectations for a miracle are high or low start envisioning a candle burning brightly and steadily inside you.

And let this reflect the presence of Christ in our lives as believers.

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, Christ in you, the hope of glory.”(Colossians 1:27)

This verse speaks of the mystery that Christ is inside each of us. Paul describes it as glorious riches. The “hope of glory” speaks to me of the flame of faith that is never extinguished despite our emotions or perception of things happening in our lives or the lives of our loved ones.

I am praying for a close family member who needs a miracle right now and the only way I can keep praying for her is by focusing on Christ the hope of glory in me.  When I do this, the pressure comes off and I no longer feel the struggle to conjure up faith for her because it is about Christ in me, His energy and power to heal.

It’s like flipping a switch and the light comes on, and I am no longer struggling in darkness and doubt.  It’s not about me anymore.  It’s only about Jesus in me and that is what I rely on.  The flame shines brightly and steadily without flickering or wavering,  This perception changes everything for me.

We need to transform our thinking from one of doubt to that of the hope inside us.

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he . . . ( Proverbs 23:7)

What we think about begins to grow and expand.  If our thoughts are filled with doubt then we remain trapped in this mindset, we will act on these limiting fear-filled thoughts.

But if we start envisioning the truth that Jesus is inside us, then anything is possible.

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

This doesn’t leave much room for doubt.  If all things are possible with God, then in order for us to experience miracles in our lives we must have a strong sense of “God in us.”

God is in us, so let’s start thinking and living that way.

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