Sometimes the miracle finally arrives but we have to take a step of obedience for it to be fully accomplished.
There was a man blind from birth who had been waiting for a miracle for a long time, both he and his family.
Passing by, Jesus saw him. And having answered his disciples that this man’s condition was not caused by sin (neither his nor his parents’), but that the works of God might be displayed in him, Jesus “spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, …” John 9:6
The miracle had suddenly burst on the scene, but it wasn’t immediately FINISHED and done.
There was something that Jesus called this man to do to partner with Him in the miracle:
Jesus said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam..” John 9:7
Here’s the question to ponder today: Would we go?
If we are honest with ourselves, how often do we long for God to move in our lives, to work miracles, to ‘fix us,’ and to use us, but we refuse any instruction that we don’t understand or even feels slightly risky or ‘inconvenient’?
We like what He does. We long for it. We welcome it and wait for it and pray for it.
But how often does He enter the impossible situation, executing His part (part one of exactly what we have been waiting for), but then we fail to obey what He calls us to do to join Him in the miracle?
And we therefore miss the miracle, continuing to pray and wait and long for it, rather than obeying the clear instructions that we have already been given.
“So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.” John 9:7
This blind man followed the instructions and reaped the benefits.
Let’s step up and take ACTION on what He asks us to do
and blindly obey.
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