Stages of the miracle
Luke 1: 23-25 “When his time of service was completed, he returned home. 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favour and taken away my disgrace among the people.”
When you journey through your miracle you will go through a few different stages.
- You will feel isolated.
Elizabeth carried a miracle for 5 months in seclusion. Why?
Surely it was because she didn’t know how people would react. What would they say?
Perhaps it was herself who wondered whether she was able to carry the miracle to the fulfilment. Maybe she thought it would be best to not let people know, just in case.
Some would want the miracle-carriers to do the book tour and get onto the stages very early on in the 5 months. “Confess your miracle” comes the shout of the crowd. Ignore them!
So not only was her husband now silent, Elizabeth was now not seen. They were well and truly hidden.
- You will feel imperfect.
This may last the whole time of carrying the miracle.
Her husband was still mute, a sign to the miracle that unbelief and weakness needs to be silenced.
It will not be perfect.
- You will be inspired.
The month after a young teenage family member came to see her. Her name was Mary and she had some news also! God will always have people in the latter stages of your miracle who will come to strengthen you.