Something came to me today which seems to be the moral of the previous discussion on this topic. And that is, if you read the Sunnah or the stories of our pious ancestors, you will find that before or during something miraculous occurred to them, they were performing a good deed.
I mentioned how a good deed is on it’s own miraculous and this was a hint to the bigger conclusion: If you look closely at the stories of miracles (such as meeting Gabriel alayhi salam or some supernatural feat) you will find it occurred just after they performed a good deed, one that wasn’t big or amazing- just an action that showed their unique consciousness of Allah SWT.
And I think that is the moral here: one cannot perform miracles of one’s own accord but an act of worship heralds it. Yet another sign of our servitude to Allah SWT and the security with which the status of the righteous is obtained.
Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.