First Light is a short devotional that is posted daily throughout the week via email and this blog.  If you are interested in receiving a copy in your email, just contact us at and tell us you would like to receive First Light.

Don't miss your miracle!

Posted by Brandon Patton on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 12:53 PM

"Jesus said to him, what do you want me to do for you?"

Mark 10:51

Miracles have always been a subject of great conflict and difference of opinion. Many are convinced that the day of miracles has passed. Others disagree. Count me with those that believe in miracles today. Let me define. A miracle is when God Almighty steps in and does for someone what they could never do in their own strength for themselves. It is the supernatural activity of God Himself in the earth for the well being of people. It is also the heart of the Gospel message. Religion basically boils down to meeting certain requirements in your own ability. The Gospel is called "good news" because it is a message of miracles. God will do for you and through you what you what could never do for or by yourself. In Mark 10 a blind man cries out to Jesus for a miracle. People around him attempted to discourage him from asking, admonishing him to "be quiet". However, Jesus asked him "what do you want me to do for you?" When the people told him to shut up Jesus told him to speak up! What do you want God to do for you? Is it family? Is it personal struggle? Is it the fulfillment of a dream? Have you listened to the "voices" of discouragement and resigned yourself to a "miracleless" life. (spell check says it isn't a word but it is because I just made it up!) To stop dreaming of "better" is to die! The God of the Bible is a God of miracles. He died to give "abundant life" by His great power. What if Jesus looked at you and said "what do you want me to do for  you"? He just did it. Mark 10:51 is in the Bible. The Bible is God speaking to you. Answer Him and tell Him what your heart desires. How many miracles have we missed because we listened to the "voices" of reason, condemnation, religion, tradition, experts and not to the voice of God in the Bible? What if He were "the same yesterday, today and forever"? Look at Hebrews 13:8 and see if He is. The God of the Bible that worked miracles in 33 AD is the God of my life that works miracles in 2019 AD.

I praise you that you have never changed. I will not hear the "voices" that tell me not to ask. I will believe your Word and "call on you". Thank you that you  will "answer me and show me great and mighty things that I have never seen".    

Email A Friend
From Name
From Email
To Name
To Email