I was channel surfing this morning and happened upon a TV Preacher , Dr. Tony Evans. Have you noticed most tv preachers now are either Dr’s , Bishops or Prophets ? He was explaining why most people do not experience miracles. His sermon topic was the life of the prophet Elijah. Because I have a satellite dvr, I was able to back up and get this quote exactly. He stated, ” The amount of the supernatural you get to see, will be directly related to the level of your spiritual commitment” .
My late father was a professing Christian but he was always skeptical of the supernatural , especially miracles. I remember one time a friend of my father told him how real the devil was and that he fought with him every day. I later asked my father if he believed his friend truly saw the devil ? He told me that if you look for something hard enough, you most likely will find it. He went on to say as an example, if you believe in ghosts, you will most likely see one.
I think we are all guilty of wanting to believe something so badly that in our minds, it becomes so. We all have in our possession a little tool called “reason” . Some use it frequently. Others tend to put it back in the tool box for special occasions .
One of our Christian bloggers from “Down Under” has posted articles about miracles on several occasions. He has cited studies which claim millions of people have witnessed miracles. Remembering what my Father told me has shed a new light on this subject……..