All of us have instances when we want a miracle. Life is hard, because it is said to be, and sometimes it overwhelms us. Sometimes we only don’t know where to turn or what to do. Sometimes we fall to your knees–are even driven to your knees–and we pray to God for a miracle. I have inked that lots of times within my life. I have observed and experienced miracles within my life.
Miracles never come when we sit around and watch for them. Miracles come whenever we ignore something magical happening, and reach work to complete what we need. Someone whose house has been blown to rubble in a hurricane can want the house to be whole again, but that’s not likely to happen. Miracles like that are more often than not fiction. People coming to help us and comfort us are miracles. Miracles happen whenever we get busy and benefit what we need. I like the story of the guy in the flood. Because the waters rose, he climbed as much as the roof of his house. He couldn’t swim, so he prayed to God for a miracle. Not too much time after that acim apple podcast, a boat came by. “Jump in,” yelled someone from the boat, but it absolutely was full of men and women and the person on the roof wondered if it would sink if he jumped on, so he waved them on, looking forward to his miracle. A little after that, a helicopter came and hovered over him. The folks in the helicopter dropped a line for him to climb up to the helicopter. That looked difficult and dangerous, so he waved the helicopter on and waited for his miracle. The water rose further and he was washed off the roof. Unfortunately he drowned. At the Pearly Gates, he was only a little miffed at Peter. “I prayed for a miracle,” the person cried. Peter looked over the read-out before him, and said, only a little surprised, “Well, I’m not sure what happened. We sent a boat and a helicopter.”
Sometimes a miracle is in the shape of someone waving and smiling, and asking us about our lives. Sometimes speaking with people helps us understand what we have to do and where we have to be. Sometimes when other people understand what we want, they’ve the solutions to your problems. Sometimes other people can help us calm down and figure things out. When we’re freaked out, it’s hard to identify a miracle and how to use it. Miracles are not always tidy. Sunlight doesn’t always shine on us even as we miraculously and magically rid our lives of our problems.
We are responsible and accountable to ourselves, to others, and to God for what we do with a miracle. There’s another story I like. A person was on the roof of his barn, and lost his footing. As he slid down the roof toward almost certain injury and possible death, he prayed to God, “I need a miracle! Please help me.” A nail sticking up out from the roof caught on his overalls and stopped him just whenever we would have gone on the edge. Whew. “Never mind, God,” the person said. “I don’t need a miracle anymore.” Gratitude for miracles is a very good idea. Recognizing miracles for what they are is a must.
If we’re unemployed and we expect someone to knock on our door and offer us work, we are very likely to be disappointed. When we do be given a job and recognize that we obtained it through miraculous means, we must value it and magnify it. We ought to not disdain it and complain about it.
I often get answers and solutions about one problem in my entire life when I’m thinking or reading about something totally different, or when I’m focusing on an alternative project. If I were to lay on the couch and watch for a miracle or if I weren’t willing to have on with my entire life and do the most effective I really could, I’d overlook plenty of amazing issues that I am taught and that I can accomplish.
One of the purposes of life is to come quickly to know ourselves, and we can’t do that if we are immediately and completely bailed out of our problems. Yes, we want miracles; and yes, we receive them. We should just be careful about wishing we didn’t have any problems, about not recognizing miracles once they happen for us, about not doing everything we could to ameliorate our personal problems, and about not valuing our personal miracles whenever we receive them.