Two thousand years ago, on April 15th, one of Jesus' disciples came to him and said it was time to pay taxes (that's how I know it was around April 15th), but they had no money. In response to his disciple's statement Jesus said "no problem". Now why could he say "no problem"? Well, word had it that Jesus was a miracle worker. If you hand a problem to a miracle worker, what they are inclined to say is "no problem". You've got to hang out with people like that.
I belong to a small group and we do business around the world. These guys are all miracle workers. What an incredible group. If you hand any of them a problem, guess what they say? "No problem!" How many books will they read to solve a problem? As many as it takes. If they need to consult, how much consulting will they do? As much as it takes. How early will they get up? As early as it takes. "No problem!" You've got to hang out with people like that. You cannot believe the thrill of being associated with miracle workers, people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done and perform miracles.
When asked about paying the taxes, Jesus said it was "no problem". In fact, he said it was going to be easy. He told the disciple to just go fishing. Now, it couldn't have been any easier than that, especially for this disciple whose name was Peter, because Peter was a fisherman. Now, if you can fish and you should fish and you don't fish, then that is why you do not get a miracle. But Jesus told his disciple to go fishing and the first fish that he caught he was to look in its mouth. Peter, who was used to strange things happening, agreed. Well, the first fish Peter catches, he looks in its mouth and finds coins. Peter then adds up the coins and they are exactly enough to pay his and Jesus' taxes.
"Wow!," you might say, "that's a miracle!" We call it a miracle simply because we don't quite understand how it works. That's all. Not meaning that it doesn't work, just that we don't quite understand how it works, which is true of all miracles. In fact, for most of us - our whole life is a miracle.
How about this miracle? God says if you plant the seed I will make the tree. You won't find a better arrangement than that! God does the tough part. What if you had to make the tree? That would keep you up late at night trying to figure it out. God says, "No, leave the miracle part to me. Having the seed, the soil, the sunshine, the rain and the seasons, remember I'm God, and all this miracles stuff is easy for me. I've reserved something very special for you and that is to plant the seed."
I've found that if you want a miracle you first need to do whatever it is you can do. If that's to plant, then plant. If it's to read, then read. If it's to change, then change. If it's to study, then study. If it's to work, then work. Whatever you have to do, do that. And then you will be well on your way of doing the labor that works miracles.