Seeing the Miracle
A dear friend and I are working through and enjoying God in the little things. As in ‘little things’ I am referring to those small events that take place, causing us to stop, think, ponder, enjoy, and ye … PRAISE!
How many times while in ‘hind sight’ consideration do we regret to notice God in the moment, or take it a step further … look … SEEK … PURSUE God in our daily routine.
We call this anticipated pursuit T.E.A.M. ‘Today Expect A Mircale.‘ Paaleeze do not confuse this with the ‘blab it and grab it’ movement, where you DEMAND God perform for you, because YOU say so. No, this is God loving on you through out the day, and we actually seeing it, enjoying it, and thanking Him for it.
Example: I have been on the hunt for a flat screen for my youngest son’s computer. My budget being tight, VERY tight, like that of a first time sky diver leaping from the plane with their instructor! TIGHT. I was at the 2nd hand store when I ‘happen’ to come across a 15 inch HP flat screen. The price tag stated $4.99 (yes, I put the decimal in the right place.)
While chatting with the salesman I was now aware the screen did NOT have the power cord with it, this being just a slight problem, I began looking through the shelves of ‘stuff’ and FOUND ONE! Taking the screen and cord to the salesman, he then took it and tested it for me with the computer in the back room. Whalaa… that puppy worked GREAT. HOWEVER, it was at that excited peak that I noticed 2 one inch scratches in the middle of the screen. By faith I went ahead and purchased my great find.
Taking it home, I sat it down on the table, sitting in front of it, I prayed this silly yet simple prayer, “Lord, please heal this screen.” Knowing that my little lad would reject mom’s great find with the scratches on it. With a sponge I gently began to rub over the scratches, and YES, the scratches are GONE! Coincidence of this great find, and finding the cord, scratches gone, and it WORKS? Never. This was my miracle. Miracle, God in the ordinary.
Most folks think a miracle HAS to be big and grand. Nope. God loving on us in His way, and granting the ability to see it, now THAT is a miracle. One of my favorite verses along these lines is what Joshua said to the Israelites when preparing to cross the Jordan, “Consecrate yourselves; for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you” – Joshua 3:5 Can you imagine the anticipation they had the next morning when they woke up? In the same breath may I exhort us to be thankful in the moment of awe. Luke 17:17, Jesus heals 10 lepers, but only 1 return to praise Him, “Were there not ten healed, where are the other nine?”
We may not be in need to literally cross a massive river, but may we too wake up seeking God in our day, seeing HIM in the ordinary, expecting Him to show up big and being so very careful to THANK HIM. May we see Him while we drive the car He lovingly supplied for us, and gets us safely to our destination. See Him when going to the grocery store and ‘just’ the right items are on sale waiting for us! Thank Him when we wake up full of energy when the day before we were dragging and possibly getting sick. God, in the ordinary.
Today, Expect A Miracle. Text this to your friends, encourage them to see God, ‘T.E.A.M.’
In Him, DeDe
‘Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds.’ – Hebrews 10:24