THE YEAR OF THE MIRACULOUS
ATMOSPHERE FOR THE MIRACULOUS!
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” (Psalm 22:3 KJV)
“But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.” (Acts 16:25-26 NASB)
1. THE ATMOSPHERE OF PRAISE IS INTENSIFIED IN TOGETHERNESS
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25 NKJV)
2. BRING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE OF EXPECTATION TO CHURCH
“I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You.” (Psalm 22:22 NKJ)
Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles. (Edwin Louis Cole)
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3 NIV)
3. PRAY WITH PRAISE: PRAYER IS THE SEEDBED FOR THE MIRACULOUS
“But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly...” (Acts 16:25-26 NASB)
Life Group Questions
What atmosphere can we cultivate to attract the Presence of the Miracle Worker?
What lessons can you learn from Paul and Silas, according to Acts 16:25-26?
How does your attitude affect the atmosphere? What kind of attitude should you have?
Praying with Praise is a great way to touch God’s heart before asking for His hand. Practice praying with praise.