January 11, 2012

Everyday miracles

I have been thinking about this post for a while, knowing that I will not have the adequate words to describe how I am feeling but here it goes...
How dependent are you on God?  Do you only ask God to give you the basics?  To heal the sick?  To cure diseases?  To bring the lost back?  These are amazing petitions, and I am not suggesting by any means that you stop asking God for these things.  But how often have you asked him to just get you through the next day, or the next few minutes?  I have seen so often how God has used my little prayers in big ways.  I want to share just a few examples with you. 
A few years ago, 3 months after Aaron was born, I was home alone one night with the boys snug in bed and Brian out playing soccer in a rec league.  I had just received an email from our tax accountant that we were going to receive more money back from the government than we had expected.  Now this wasn't just a few hundred dollars...it was $8000 more than we had originally been told.  I'm not saying that number to brag, well maybe to brag on God, but at the time that seemed like an unreal amount of money.  I distinctly remember finishing up on the computer, going upstairs, standing in the kitchen and praying to God, "Lord, you are giving us an amazing gift with this extra money.  Please don't let us blow this money and help us to spend it wisely."  Ten minutes later, I received a call that Brian had gotten hurt on the soccer field.  Long story short, Brian was off of work for 2 months, without insurance to help pay anything.  I think God answered my prayer that night!  We made it through a huge disaster just barely hanging on, so grateful for God's providence and the miracle that he performed that night.  If not for that money, we would have had to take out some major loans, or who knows what would have happened.  We are currently paying off the last bill from that event and will be free of that (minus the two large scars on Brian's leg) in a few months.

A much smaller answer to prayer came two nights ago.  My sweet little boys woke up puking in the middle of the night.  Yes I said both of them were puking...at the same time...coming out the other end too.  After getting them cleaned up for the 3rd or 4th time, I laid in bed praying to God, "Please Lord, don't let me get sick right now too!"  I was not feeling great, actually I felt as if I were going to puke any minute, but I knew that I couldn't get sick that night.  I kept repeating that prayer as the waves of nausea passed through me.  God answered my prayer.  I did not end up puking, and was able to help the boys return to their normal healthy selves again.  

Small requests, big answers.  I have been thinking a lot about miracles lately and am a full believer that God is still doing them today.  Here are two examples of mine.  I know there are a million others out there.  What's your miracle?  And more importantly, what are you NOT asking God for, for whatever reason?  

Why not give it a try?  Here's the kicker...you have to have faith that he will see it to fruition.  It might not be what you specifically asked for, but believe in him...

One last example-during my last Bible study at church we prayed intensely for a fellow member who was struggling with infertility.  She is now due to have their baby in the end of July!  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

PS. I would love you to share your everyday miracles with me.  God uses our stories to help others!

John 14:13
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

1 comment:

  1. this is an amazing testimony Tiffany..well written, and to the GODLY point..Keep up the good work! First time I have read your blog.

    I will be reading again!