We have always taught our children the power of a simple courtesy. We taught them to say THANK YOU when someone gives them anything. We say THANK YOU when they do stuff for us. They were also taught in school (via a song), “The Five Magic Words”; Please, Excuse Me, Sorry, Thank You & Pardon Me.

Friend, a little courtesy does not just work magic, it works miracle if you learn to leverage it. A simple courtesy can unlock your long awaited miracle if you make it a part of your life. Christianity is not an excuse for stupidity or reckless living. When you are operating in divine wisdom you would walk in discretion; you would be courteous (Proverbs 3:21-22) .

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2). A simple act of kindness or hospitality may be what you need to attract the answers you have been looking for. Prayer without courtesy is just effort in futility. I remember a lady who got a husband by the way she served an innocent young man a cup of water.

Can you imagine an old man (Abraham) running around to entertain “strangers”? They were not actually strangers, they were his messengers of answers (Genesis 18:1-10). The secret to David’s recovery also came through a simple courtesy; he took care of the fainting Egyptian (1 Samuel 30:11-19). They may look like those in need but they may be those you need.

Look at how the widow in 2 Kings 4 received Elisha and you would appreciate how a simple courtesy can unlock miracles; “And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God… (2 Kings 4:9-10). She saw beyond a needy prophet; she saw a needed prophet and she provoked the miraculous (2 Kings 4:16-17).

You are not being courteous because of what you want to get; you are making courtesy a part of your everyday life. From saying THANK YOU, to apologising when you are wrong, to adding PLEASE when making a request, or even going out of your way to be of help to people. If you make this your everyday practise, you would not only win with people, you would also attract the miraculous. Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria