1 Cor.12:9 To one is given the working of miracles. the word working here means to activate or to operate.
To begin with all the gifts are grace gifts; meaning they are not earned by the wisdom of men, but they are to be received by faith.
Eph. 2:1 We are saved by grace through faith and that not of ourselves it is the gift of God not of works, so no one can boast about it.
7 thoughts concerning miracles:
(1)—– It is a mis-belief to think that God will do miracles without our participation.
(2)—– God’s part is grace (divine en-ablement) our part is faith which the response of trust in His grace.
(3)—– How he started in our life when he brought us common salvation, is the same pattern for working in our lives now.
(4)—–Grace and faith will not allow us to focus on the condition or the reason for the condition such as sins,attacks, blame etc.etc., only that God be glorified in and through this miracle. Jn.9:1-5
(5)—–Miracles help us on our journey in life; walking in divine wisdom may prevent us from needing a miracle, but there should be no guilt if we find that we need one.
(6)——Miracles often happen in the atmosphere of proper relationships where the gifts of the Holy Spirit can flow, consider the first miracle Jesus did was at a wedding and it involved others. (Jn.2:1)
(7) —-We cannot earn a miracle by our good works nor disqualify ourselves by our bad works.
We simply breath in Grace and breath out Faith!
Scott Stimson Sr