When God Shows Up
I had an uplifting conversation with a friend recently. This friend started out as a business associate but over time we connected closely on a spiritual plane.
Kathy and I were sharing stories about the times when God worked a miracle in our lives. You know, those times when there is NO explanation for something that happened? None other, that is, than that God shows up and provides a miracle.
After our talk I began to go back over my life and recall more of the many miracles that have happened in my life. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and wonder ... Who am I, that He should care for me?
As I re-visited these miracles I saw how God used angels at times, answered prayer so specifically that I KNEW it was Him. I recalled times God stepped into situations and miraculously turned the events upside down - blowing me away. We serve a mighty God. As we bend the knee to His holiness; He opens our eyes to see Him in all His Glory.
God is my Abba (Daddy) Father. Jesus His son made a way for us to know Him personally. He paid the price for sin which gave us access to Him.
God is the believer's protector and He is actively involved in our lives. Miracles are happening all the time.
I have listed some of the ways that God reveals His involvement in the believer's life. God's word is His love letter to us. These verses are just a glimpse into God's heart for His children.
- Hebrews 13:5 "I will never leave you or forsake you." Jesus
- Proverbs 18:24 "He (Jesus) is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
- Psalm 32:8 The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."
- Psalm 91:9-11 "If you make the Most High your dwelling — even the Lord, who is my refuge—then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways."
- Psalm 91:14,15 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him."
WHO AM I? Lyrics
Who Am I by Casting Crowns expresses how overwhelmed I am and the absolute wonder I feel when I consider that God loves me.
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Salvation - Miracle
As a child, I grew up in an insecure and unstable home. My father had an explosive temper and we never knew what would trigger it. It was a very scarey world for me and my siblings. I longed for deliverance.
At age 15 I had seen enough of life to wish I hadn't been born. I did not want to grow up and live the life my parent's were living. I felt no hope, no joy and no purpose for my life.
One day, though I was lost in a fog of despair, my thoughts turned to questions about the existence of God. I reasoned that If there was a God who made the world and everything in it then He must have the answers to life.
I wanted to know if He existed but I didn't know how to find Him. My thinking process soon transformed into a heart wrenching cry to know if He was real and if he cared about me. A desperate yearning welled up deep within my soul.
Next thing I knew I was laying face down on the floor. I was crying out as I prayed, "God, if you are real, I need you! If you created me then you must want to know me too. I feel abandoned and alone. My heart longs to know you but I don't know how to find you .... Will you please reveal yourself to me?"
About a year later God answered my prayer and addressed that all consuming desire to know Him. He used my best friends Dad, Mr. Haworth, to show me how I could know God personally and intimately.
I found love acceptance and peace when I was in the Haworths home. There was some sort of bond between the parents and kids.
One night my friend Debbie asked me to spend the night at her house. I was in the midst of a battle at home and I didn't want to go anywhere. Debbie persisted in urging me to go to her house. She would not take no for an answer so I eventually caved and reluctantly accepted her invitation.
That night, I watched with longing as her Dad took the younger kids to bed piggy back style, Afterwards he made his way to his favorite chair. He then turned to me - I read a world of kindness in his eyes. He then told me that he had something very important to tell me. I was taken back as I thought "Who me?" At the same time I felt a warm sense of being valued wash over me. "Who am I that he should care for me?" was my inner response.
As I sat speechless, Dad Haworth opened God's word and spoke words of truth and life. He explained to me that God really did exist and He was the creator of the whole universe. My heart filled with excitement and Joy ... "I knew it!"
He continued to share how God uniquely created each person. He told me that he had created me on purpose for a purpose (tears welled in my eyes and the deepest longings to know God squeezed at my heart).
He went on to explain that the Lord God is a Holy God who cannot tolerate sin in His heaven ... "Oh, I knew all about the ugliness of sin - though I didn't call it sin." He then opened up the Bible to John 3:16 and explained that because God so loved me, He gave His only son to die for my sins (in my place) so that I could live eternally with Him.
That night I could hardly wait to ask Jesus to wash my sins away. I accepted God's gift - the gift of His son Jesus who willingly gave up His life to pay the price for my sin - death on that cruel cross.
I opened my heart eagerly to the one who had given His all to redeem me. I prayed asking God to forgive me for my sins. He did. I invited Him to be the Lord of my life. As I prayed I felt an immediate lifting in my Spirit and I experienced what scripture describes as .... "Old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new."
My whole world and direction in life changed that night. The despair I had lived with was gone and I knew I would never again walk alone. I belonged to God - I had been adopted as a daughter into His family.
My desperate prayer to know God was answered; my soul came to rest and I was fully at peace. I finally knew that the creator God loved me, pursued me and had a plan for my life here on Earth.
From a life filled with fear, despair and purposelessness ... God came to my Rescue!
You Came to My Rescue By Acappela
More Miracle Stories 2
Okay, so I only got to one BIG amazing miracle in this writing. Guess that means I need to start a new hub with more stories of the countless Miracles in my life.
I'm afraid that this may turn out to be a series as more and more miracles are flooding back to the surface of my mind.
I pray you will be blessed by reading these miracles and that your Faith will be boosted as mine has. I would love to hear the miracles that have taken place in your life too. Please share! :)
Put your seat belts on as we enter the world where we will witness God's Miracles Happening in the Believers life.
Please join with me as I take you on my journey of MORE MIRACLES STORIES 2