According to www.crosswalk.com a miracle is when 'when God interrupts and intervenes in your human situation.' The Bible is full of miracles, from the creation of the world, to Jesus' resurrection. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a book of miracles—of God's intervention in humankind. We often think that miracles have to be huge in scale like Moses parting the sea or Jesus feeding 5000 people. If we look hard enough we will see miracles all around us. In my life I have seen God miraculously provide a new job when the old one was made redundant, a pregnancy after an infertility diagnosis, the provision of money that we didn't have to pay bills, supernatural help to pass exams, strength to endure difficult situations when I didn't think I could go on, and countless other miracles. These were all God intervening in my human situation. We all experience miracles in our lives, even if we don't recognise them. The gift of miracles is when God intervenes supernaturally through someone else.
Many people believe that the Spiritual gifts only applied to the apostles. I find this hard to believe because there were Old Testament characters who apparently had the gift of miracles before the apostles existed. Moses miraculously parted the sea so that the Israelites could escape Egypt, Joshua marched the Israelites around the walls of Jericho until they miraculously fell down, God miraculously provided a widow with oil through the prophet Elisha, and there are many more examples.
Faith is necessary to do miracles. In Matthew 13:58 says, And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. Jesus was in his home town, but because of their lack of faith, even he couldn't do many miracles there. The gift of miracles does not seem evident in the western church, generally speaking. I have heard a different story from the persecuted church in Asia. The lack of miracles may be largely due to a lack of faith, rather than the withdrawal of the gift. Once again, it's important to point out that this is just my personal view based on my understanding of the Bible.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.