Recently, my heart was stirred to ask God for miracles again. It has been a while since I have hungered and thirsted for the miraculous signs and wonders to be demonstrated. I felt the stirring of the Lord and in my heart I heard this question, "Why aren't you praying for signs and wonders?" Immediately I did that thing where one part of my brain begins having a conversation with another part, you know that conversation? "Well," I said to myself, "I don't want it to seem to God that I am after miracles." Gag.
For the next several days this kept eating away at me. "Why am I not hungry for signs and wonders?" I realized that in the days where I would regularly see miracles, my faith tank was pretty full, and my confidence in Christ was dramatically higher. In fact, I'm pretty sure I was a much happier, connected-to-God, Christian.
Miracles, signs, and wonders by my definition can be anything from divine appointments with random people to open visions to supernatural healing. Anytime God is glorified by something men cannot explain, kinda fits in the signs and wonders category.
So I began to ask God last week to open up the heavens and pour out the supernatural as a witness of His glory. In Exodus 33:18, Moses asks the Lord to show him God's glory. In John 1:50-51, Jesus says to His disciples they will see the heavens open, the light of His glory, and greater miracles than what they have witnessed, they will do.
Our hearts need the Light of His glory to shine on us, to stir us and move us towards the "greater works than these". When we pray for the "Light of His Glory", we are asking God to encounter us in supernatural ways and bring us into His presence and experience His glory.
Adapted from Mike Bickle's Ten Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man
Father, let me see the light of Your glory, prepare my heart to encounter the “glory realm”. Give me Holy Spirit encounters, dreams, visions, angelic visitations, manifestations of light, fire, and wind as You gave to Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel and John (Ex. 33; 34:29-30; Isa. 6; Ezek. 1; Rev. 1) Encounter me with wonder, as a little child, deeply engaged with everything You are. Open my eyes to Your glorious light, in Jesus name. Amen.