I Chronicles 16:8-13 NKJV
Exodus 14:16 NKJV
Deuteronomy 20:1 NKJV
Romans 10:17 NKJV
2 Kings 9-12 NKJV
Mark 4:35-41, Matthew 14:13-21, Matthew 28:1-10
Acts 2:1-4 NKJV
Acts 4:31 NKJVu
Acts 29:11-12 NKJV
Good deeds from God include (but are not limited to) God creating specific elements to harbor or protect man, and miracles that will help man (healings, exorcisms, and control over nature.) Good deeds show God’s power and strength.
In scripture one element that was created by God to protect would include trees. Trees can provide shelter, can provide fruit, and the wood has many uses.
We read in 1 Chronicles 16:8-13, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore! Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, O seed of Israel His servant, You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!”
Even today it’s important to thank God and give God the credit for His deeds.
Years ago I heard a story that stuck with me. In the story, there was a flood and a man’s house was underwater. He was on the roof praying that God would save him. Soon, a few men came by in a boat and safely transported him to dry land. Once the man was on dry land he remembered his prayer and he said, “it’s okay God, two men came and saved me.”
Clearly the man failed to give God the credit for sending him the two men with a row boat. We should never underestimate HOW God will help us or WHO God will send. Sending the helpers was a deed from God.
A few examples of God’s deeds include:
God delivered Israel from the hand of the Egyptians by parting the Red Sea. In Exodus 14:16 God told Moses, “But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”
Then, God delivered Israel out of the hands of their enemies in Deuteronomy 20:1 “When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” God promised Israel He would provide for them in battle. The promise was specific to what God had called Israel to accomplish for God.
When we are faced with a situation we need to ask God what He wants the result to be. Scripture tells us in Romans 10:17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” When we listen and hear, we believe. Hearing can be in the form of God speaking to us, moving in our heart, or even just my knowing. How you hear depends on your Spiritual Gift.
When it was time for the prophet Elijah to go to heaven he was taken up by God in a chariot of fire and Elijah gave Elisha a parting gift. In 2 Kings 9-12 we learn about God’s deed, “And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.” Elisha was given a double portion of the Spirit that Elijah had been given.
Jesus’ mighty deeds often focused on healing but they were not the only healings. Jesus calmed the storm in Mark 4:35-41 to protect the disciples. Jesus fed the 5000 in Matthew 14:13-21 because they needed food. In Matthew 28:1-10, Jesus was raised from the dead in order to conquer sin and death. Jesus made a way for us to know and understand His power over death.
Paul and Peter and other Apostles also witnessed God’s mighty deeds. In Acts 2:1-4 we learn, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Then Peter and the believers with him witnessed an earthquake in Acts 4:31, “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”
Every person there witnessed the earth shake and they were filled with the Spirit of God. After they were filled they spoke boldly for God.
In Acts 29:11-12, Paul shared God’s mighty deeds in many ways. We read, “Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.”
I have witnessed miracles in my lifetime, and I’ve seen others experience God’s deeds. After working in a healing ministry and praying for others to be healed, I came to the realization that we sometimes receive complete healing when we see God. I’ve also seen God heal in various ways. Sometimes, God directs a surgeons hands. Some miracles are instant and some occur over the course of time.
The point is that God still performs mighty deeds today.
Still today there is no end to what God can do. Even if someone asks for a miracle and they don’t see it immediately, that doesn’t mean God isn’t continuing to work on their behalf. When we ask and we don’t understand, God is patient and kind with us. Faith does come by hearing and hearing by the word of God. If you want to know, ask God, listen, and wait.
BE Grateful for God’s mighty deeds.
It helps to practice hearing God because our faith grows with experience.
Today’s Spiritual Practice is: Ask God and listen
Ask God to tell you who you can pray for today.
In God, Deborah