Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Keep an Open Heart about Miracles
Do you ever find yourself searching, waiting looking expecting a miracle? Do you ever wonder why some people seem to get theirs right a way, while others wait months even years or even until eternity at times for answers or relief? Lately, I've had conversations with multiple people as we wrestle prayerfully and reverently with this question... Every time my mom went into remission, I thought here is it is. The miracle we have looked for, and it was for a season in time, and I'm still thankful for it. A road once marked with little hope, in the form of a clinical trial, was it my ideal hope dream for my mom? Nope, in all honesty, there was a time about 2 years ago when I wanted desperately total healing and anything else seemed unfathomable. Do I still want and wish for total healing for my mom and others I love yes. Right now, her miracle is slight decreasing in the cancer, and that is a miracle! Do I believe in miracles oh yes. I am learning to view miracles differently now, but it continues to be a work in progress. I don't talk about it much, but on rare occasions, a very few people have said God's will is always to Physically heal people. There are some churches who teach this very thing, I beg to differ. God is not limited to one type of healing. Healing comes in different forms. Healing comes sometimes, a little more every day, in the form of grace carrying a person moment by moment hour by hour. Some miracles come in the words your condition is stable or improving when just weeks before it seems you had run out of options. The Gospel itself is a miracle. The fact that your reading this, and I am writing it, is a remarkable gift. I'm waiting on miracles too, but the act of trusting and expressing thanks and praise even in waiting is in itself is a miracle. It might not be in the time frame or form you thought it might come in, but God often changes our thinking to match his, and the fact that you and I can relate as frail human beings to the living God IS and always will be the greatest miracle in all of history. The fact that God listened to me as I lifted up names in prayer today is miraculous. When Christians around the globe stand for Christ, even though their lives are in danger, is the power of God's miraculous work! Often our hearts become numb to the wonderful work God is doing, because we have closed our eyes, and chosen not to see God's fingerprints in our lives. I'm asking God to open my eyes, to remember and praise Him for "big" and "little" miracles alike. Will you do the same, and then lets share God's works with many around us, who need to be reminded that God Is working, because celebrating God's works, will always bring us back to his heart!
Since God has performed miracles in the past, we can rejoice, and trust He is still working. We must not be narrow minded in the way we view miracles. Embrace the wonder of what God did in the past, and trust his ways for us when we are looking for and waiting upon his miracles in our present. For more on a day by day miracle visit http://www.comingaliveministries-jenn.com/2013/03/joy.html My friend Jenn Hand's blog. Please continue to pray for Mike Hand and others who need God's touch. We all need miracles in so many areas. Let's praise God for what He has done, and is still doing in our lives!