Doing Tai Chi with the seniors at the adult day care center, a guest who was new to it asked, “What’s that gonna do?” I told him, “you’ll be surprised,” knowing how Tai Chi is known to greatly improve one’s health. Many years ago I offered to pray for a man involved in a minor traffic accident. He was shaking and agitated with his two small sons in tow and concerned that he’d be formerly charged. He gladly agreed to prayer and became calm. Some onlookers though smirked to each other like, “what’s that gonna do?” Jesus says in Mark 5:36, “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”
Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest, August 28, said, “Prayer is not a matter of changing things externally, but one of working miracles in a person’s inner nature.”
Father, help Your people believe You and Your tremendous power and love. You never stop surprising me, but You’re just true to Your word.