“Then the man of God said, ‘Where did it fall?’ And when he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw in there, and made the iron float.” 2 Kings 6:6
Tomorrow, find a body of water, take an axe head or any heavy object, toss it into the water and then throw a stick where it went down in the water and see if the object comes back up.
Most likely, it will not.
However, if we were asked about this famous story from the Bible we would probably say we do believe that happened.
Then, which one is true. We believed it did happen but it will not happen now?
After the Bible was written and canonized when did God become so weak? When did God grow so powerless that He can no longer cause the unforseen to happen, the improbable, the impossible, that which is unlikely to happen again?
It is late and I am tired but I am trying to think of a miracle that happened in the Bible which could not be done again if He so chose to do so.
Seas parting, dead people being brought back to life, lepers healed, armies over thrown, axe head’s floating, there are so many.
Maybe it’s us, it certainly is not God.
A friend of mine and I were discussing what causes God to move. What causes God to stop from all other activity, listen to a prayer and respond to that matter? What causes the God of the universe to pay that close of attention and be so moved by a cry of the heart that he takes action?
The slaughtering of children in Rwanda or Uganda, the selling of humans for sex in Cambodia, the over 45,000,000 million people (babies) that have been murdered in the United States since 1973, the rape of an innocent woman, 6,000,000 plus Jews being killed. Were all these cries not loud enough?
Yet, later tonight, I will ask Him to hear me, to listen to my request and if it be His will, to respond.
Pray that God gives you an axe head floating type of faith. Ask God to allow He and yourself to speak as friends and to make your requests known.
A heart cry so deep that words are not even involved. The Bible speaks of all of creation groaning in anticipation of God’s movement.
Ask God to show you what it takes to move His heart.