Miracles

I believe in miracles. Where you from. You sexy thing…

Yeah, I am talking about real miracles, not the song by Hot Chocolate. There have been many miracles in my life. Meeting my hubby, the adoption of our first son, the pending adoption of our second son, etc. Mark Batterson of National Community Church says that everybody wants a miracle, we just don’t want to be in a position to need one. Ain’t that the truth? If God would just lay His great plan out there, life would be so much easier, wouldn’t it? But would it be as exciting?!?

Several things have been on my mind and heart about miracles:

  1. No one wants to need one.
  2. Everyone wants one.
  3. To get one, sometimes you have to be willing to look different or silly, risking rebuke/ridicule (like the Israelites marching around Jericho in the book of Joshua)
  4. Marching around the city one time might not be enough.
  5. Sometimes you have to praise God for the miracle, before you see that your prayer was answered. In other words, God can answer your prayer and not tell you for a bit.
  6. You will see miracles everywhere, if you are open to them and look.

Joshua 10:13.  NLT.  So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies.

Praise God!

When have you needed a miracle and God came through?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meg
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 22:18:41

    One miracle was our housing in MS. My husband and I are missionaries who are in the states raising our support to go to Uganda. We wanted to go to MS and connect with our home/sending church but could not find housing. We left our home in NJ on faith that God would provide and He did. The day we were driving into Jackson we talked to a friend who offered us a house to live in. A true miracle. We were able to be in Jackson for 10 weeks staying in the same place. And when God works He does not just scrape by. He provides more than we could ever ask! Trust Him in faith, be willing to be judged by others as foolish or silly and then wait expectantly for God to show up.

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    • Lori
      Apr 06, 2011 @ 09:19:25

      Great point Meg. I forgot to say that sometimes we are called to be the miracle for someone else in the process of waiting for our miracle. Sometimes not until then will our miracle happen. Love you guys!

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