By CFF Staff
Expect miracles every day
Expect miracles when you pray
When you expect them, God has got a way
To perform miracles for you each day!
This little song puts in melodic form a powerful truth: big expectations equals big results.
“Jesus said to them [the disciples], “Have faith in God. 23 For sure, I tell you, a person may say to this mountain, ‘Move from here into the sea.’ And if he does not doubt, but believes that what he says will be done, it will happen. 24 Because of this, I say to you, whatever you ask for when you pray, have faith that you will receive it. Then you will get it.” Mark 11:22-24 NLV
You can be one of those mountain movers! Remember, in Matthew 19:26, Jesus told us “with God, all things are possible.” Rev. Tonia Shroyer, one of our pastors and God’s generals, has seen this in action here and halfway across the world.
She recently got back from southeast Asia with a team of seven likeminded women of faith. The women ranged in age, background, and home state, but they shared one thing in common. Each of those mountain movers was committed to bringing strength and encouragement to places where Christians are persecuted, and the adversary is trying to dim the light of Jesus.
The ministry team visited two conferences for 200 Christian women leaders (think of YES! camp pushed into two days), a special meeting for 200 male pastors, and a school for the blind. They brought 500 solar-powered Talking Bibles and 1,000 glow-in-the-dark wristbands.
Some of those Bibles and bands were hand-carried into a neighboring country. Pastor Tonia and her fellow laborers believe that their physical presence moved spiritual waters and changed the atmosphere of wherever they tread.
Tonia said recently in discussing the trip, “The Lord works with all His creation down to the cellular level, and He can change the temperature of whatever He wants. Why not ask to feel and know Him in different ways? Why limit Him to our personal experience or comfort level? Let’s press in to bring God’s words with presence and power in any way He wants.”
We at CFF have been rejoicing with the women as we hear testimonies of how God opened doors and melted hearts in Asia. We look forward to sharing those with you in the future!
But Jesus’s words and the power of presence don’t apply just for a ministry team in a foreign country. They are just as true for you right where you live.
If you have acknowledged Jesus Christ as your risen Lord and Savior, you have holy spirit inside of you (Romans 8:15). When you walk in the power of God – the power that He has given to you through Jesus Christ – the atmosphere shifts wherever you are. Lives are changed. Plus, just as Jesus healed people with a touch, there is love and healing power that comes out when you touch people, too.
“And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases, 18 as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.” Luke 6:17-19 NKJV
Spirit-filled believer and fellow journey-er with us, it is Christ in you the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27)! God can and did do miracles in India as women step out in faith, and He can and will do miracles through you in your neighborhood as you step out in faith, too. Know that you are loved, and you are called according to the Lord’s purposes to be lights in this world.
We would love to pray with you and hear your own testimonies. Use the “Contact Us” page to share your stories and requests with us.
We love you and bless you in the precious name of Jesus Christ!