Have You Ever Witnessed a Miracle?

Our Weekend of Miracles….

Have you ever seen a miracle?  I asked Hannah and Owen this question this morning.  Both said they’d never seen a miracle.  I then asked for a definition of miracle.  Hannah said, “Something only God can do.”  Owen said, “When I can lift a 1,000 pound rock.  Jesus has powers; he can perform a miracle like that.”

We turned to dictionary.com next, which said that a miracle is “an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause; such an effect or event manifested or considered as a work of God.”

Better yet, we turned to the always-reliable Wikipedia (sarcasm:), which defined miracle as an event attributed to divine intervention.

Again, I asked my kiddos:  Have you ever seen a miracle?  Hannah, “I am unsure now.  God does intervene in people’s lives.”   Owen stuck with “I really think if I dropped a vase and it didn’t break then that would be a miracle.”

I gave them some options…

Oh, maybe we’ve seen miracles, Mom.

Yes, yes we have.

Do you notice the “miracles” – the instances of divine intervention taking place in your life?  While I’ve never seen water changed to wine or bread and fish multiplied, I have seen evidence of God’s work in my life and through my life.

Sadly, I often don’t pause to notice – much less tell others.

Both my kids were baptized on Sunday.  We discussed this “act” by Mr. Tony (our children’s pastor) versus the“miracle” of salvation and baptism.  We concluded that salvation and baptism are “an extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all know human or natural powers” – miracles!

And, as humbling as it was, I talked to my kids (for the first time) about my struggle with weight.  Owen quickly agreed that Mom walking 13 miles is miraculous:)!  Indeed it is.  Just three months ago I could not walk two miles, and I had no desire or motivation to do so.  In fact, most days as I get out of bed while my family sleeps and head out to walk, I still wonder how and when and why my life changed so dramatically.  If you know me, it’s nothing short of miraculous.  I know with absolute certainty that God is working in me.  Otherwise, the change in me is inexplicable.

Today, I am finally believing (and living as if I believe) that God can do what He says He can do.  (Fellow Beth Moore Bible study gals will recognize that!)  By that, I mean if it’s in His word, He can do it- period.

He’s still performing miracles – in my life and in your life.  Look for them.  Take note of them.  Share them.

My prayer today is that  “We live by faith, not by sight. (NIV)  We walk by faith, not by sight. (KJV)”

God is at work; I hope you notice and give Him the glory He so deserves.

 

 

Comments

  1. Kristy James says:

    Sarah-

    You are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing on your blog during your journey. I am also reading Made to Crave. I will probably have to read it twice so that all the truths can penetrate my heart. I’m slowly working up to 5k but it is definitely a stuggle.

    I’m just curious, how early do you get up to exercise? You must get up pretty early to catch such pretty sunrise photos.

    • Thanks, Kristy….Made to Crave is on its 3rd read for me…I need constant reminding:)

      I get up at 5:30. I meet my friend about a mile from my house, so i leave at 6:00, meet her at 6:15, and get home about 7:10 to 7:30, depending on the distance. Until daylight savings, I get to see the sun rise each morning:) I actually am looking forward to the time change because walking in the dark can be a bit scary:)

      Keep reading M2C….and keep me updated on your journey..praying for you!

  2. I loved this entry. One of my favorite scriptures is Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” This kind of faith doesn’t “just happen” but can be attained by all who are born again! In my own life, decisions are about to be made and they are HUGE leaps of faith. I am putting my whole trust and faith in GOD that He has great blessings ahead. The Holy Spirit to me is a miracle. There are so many instances I could explain where answers and communication could have only come from that source. This is the most recent. We are going to be getting some money not from our income soon. My husband told me he feels strongly we should tithe it and we will be blessed. I pretty much agreed but was a little hesitant in my mind. We recently got back from an overnight trip so I went to unpack the suitcase. My daughter had put my hair supplies in the front of the suitcase before we left on her own. I went to get everything out and as I am feeling around inside to make sure I got it all, my hand picks up a $20 bill. Nobody is taking credit for putting it there and I would never put money in this compartment. To me, it was an immediate sign telling me…”You see, if you just obey, the blessings will flow!” Needless to say, when the time comes then so will the tithe. The biggest miracle to me is the amount of love, grace, and mercy has for each of us. It is neverending and impossible to comprehend on this earth. In the words of Chris Tomlin…”And my eyes shall be my faith!” Oh, what a glorious day that will be!

  3. Great post. I have seen a miracle! Now,it was a small one but no doubt a true miracle. I tell the story on my blog. http://smellslikebutterscotch.com/2014/09/02/fishing-for-miracles/

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