Friday, September 25, 2015

Do You Believe?

I have a chance to finally slow down today. I want to slow down. I need to slow down. I don't want to miss it. I don't want to miss all that God is doing. I am completely in awe.

I guess I will start with a question. "Do you believe in miracles?" Also, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word miracle? I am just guessing here but for most of us that may bring a miraculous healing to mind such as blind eyes being opened or someone walking after being in a wheelchair many years. Those miracles definitely happen! 

The Lord touched my right eye just before Shane and I were engaged. My eye was healed and the ability to see colors was restored. I knew the moment I was healed during a time of praise and worship. It was in December and the Neurologist even said that God had given me an early Christmas gift. 

So what about the everyday miracles? The Lord is opening my eyes to the amazing little and big miracles happening around us.  

This past week and a half have been life changing. 

When God shows up in a hospital cafeteria and pours out His love. When He melts an 80 year old mom's heart and removes a heart of stone and gives a heart of flesh. Many years of hurt and offense covered by the blood of Jesus. A breakthrough because of the love of God. A mother daughter relationship restored right before our eyes is nothing short of miraculous.  

Ezekiel 36:26

When a brother surrenders His life to the Lord after admittedly running from God for years.  Laying his life down and ready to learn more from the Word and ready to be used.  Such a beautiful life the Lord has planned for him. Many prayers have been prayed and the Lord has heard every single one. God's word does not return void.

When we pray God's word over our families and situations that we face He follows through on His Word. Isaiah 55:11 states " So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."  When we pray over these situations we are speaking the very words of Jesus.  When you speak "Peace! Be Still!" in the midst of your storm you can be sure that Jesus will be right there with you. Mark 4:39

As my precious mother-in-law received a difficult diagnosis last week we were not shaken.  Not to say we were not emotional but our hearts cried out to God and He gave us such perfect peace. His perfect love has been so evident and has cast out fear. 1 John 4:18

Despite the words from the cancer specialist we choose to hold on to our faith and the hand of Jesus throughout this storm.  We are safe in the boat with him and he is not worried. He will accomplish His perfect will on the earth and we trust in him.  

The first night after coming home from the hospital I had a dream.  It was just a flash it seemed but I knew it was from the Lord.  I don't usually remember dreams but this was different.  A man was holding a scroll of paper and it said to speak to the mountain and that it would be moved. There were other words I could not understand written in Hebrew or Greek.  It was very simple.  When I shared this with my husband on the way to the hospital the next morning he began to cry as he had prayed that one of us would have a dream the night before and it confirmed what the Lord was speaking to his heart.  We were able to pray over her that morning and have had such precious prayer times with family and friends this past week.

It has already been nothing short of miraculous.

We are so thankful that she is surrounded by the prayers of so many across the nation.
 God is doing an amazing work and we are grateful. 

"Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them." Mark 11:23 NIV

He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."  Matthew 17:20-21 NIV 

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