We hear of signs and wonders in the East but not many stories in the West comparatively. Why is this so? Many have gone on missions to the East and come back with stories of miraculous healing. In the West on the other hand, we hear of sporadic healing but very few miracles. God is not limited by time yet miracles appear more in the East. Is this something to do with our mental set?
In the East people are more in tune with the spirit world and appear more prepared to expect the miraculous. This is deeply ingrained in their psyche. In the West we tend to rationalize everything and through this process, debunk any possibility beyond what we see and hear and touch. Do we need a mental shift to entertain the miraculous?
If this is true than we need to set aside our rational mind and simply believe.
Smith Wigglesworth, a British evangelist influential in the early church history of Pentecostalism, used to emphasize the importance of simply believing. He saw many miracles in his day. Believe is trust.
Can we trust God to come through for us and not doubt? Maybe this is what is preventing us seeing more miracles in the West. Our mind has interfered with seeing with our spiritual eyes the deep things God has prepared for us.
How do we shift in our thinking to believe rather than doubt? Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten our mind so that we set our rational faculty aside and learn to trust. God says that whoever comes to Him must believe and trust. We must take the risk despite all the objections of our rational mind. Mind interference is the cause for a lot of our problems. When we think critically and objectify happenings we try and understand with our mind. We need to sense and operate from our heart to see miracles. This is what it means to be filled in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. Do as the Spirit leads and think about it later.