Most of us have instances when we truly need a miracle. Life is hard, because it is allowed to be, and sometimes it overwhelms us. Sometimes we only don’t know where to turn or things to do. Sometimes we fall to our knees–are even driven to our knees–and we pray to God for a miracle. I have done that numerous times in my own life. I have experienced and experienced miracles in my own life.
Miracles never come if we sit around and watch for them. Miracles come once we forget about something magical happening, and reach work to perform what we need. Someone whose house has been blown to rubble in a hurricane can desire the home to be whole again, but that’s not likely to happen. Miracles like which are almost always fiction. People coming to simply help us and comfort us are miracles. Miracles happen once we get busy and benefit what we need. I just like the story of the guy in the flood. As 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 next acim apple podcast, a ship came by. “Jump in,” yelled someone from the boat, but it was full of people and the man on the roof wondered if it would sink if he jumped on, so he waved them on, waiting for his miracle. A little next, a helicopter came and hovered over him. The people in the helicopter dropped a point for him to climb up in 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 a little miffed at Peter. “I prayed for magic,” the man cried. Peter looked over the read-out facing him, and said, a little surprised, “Well, I’m not sure what happened. We sent a ship and a helicopter.”
Sometimes magic is in the proper execution of someone waving and smiling, and asking us about our lives. Sometimes speaking with people helps us know what we need to do and where we need to be. Sometimes when other folks know what we truly need, they have the solutions to our problems. Sometimes other folks can help us settle down and figure things out. When we’re freaked out, it’s hard to identify magic and how to utilize it. Miracles aren’t always tidy. The sun doesn’t always shine on us even as we miraculously and magically rid our lives of our problems.
We’re responsible and accountable to ourselves, to others, and to God for what we do with a miracle. There is another story I like. A man 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 want magic! Please help me.” A nail sticking up from the roof caught on his overalls and stopped him just once we could have gone over the edge. Whew. “Never mind, God,” the man said. “I don’t need magic anymore.” Gratitude for miracles is an excellent idea. Recognizing miracles for what they’re is just a must.
If we’re unemployed and we expect someone to knock on our door and offer us work, we’re very probably be disappointed. If we do receive a job and recognize that individuals obtained it through miraculous means, we should 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 life when I’m thinking or reading about something totally different, or when I’m working on a different project. If I were to lay on the couch and watch for magic or if I were not willing to have up with my life and do the best I could, I would miss out on a lot of amazing things that I am taught and that I could accomplish.
One of many purposes of life is to come to know ourselves, and we can’t do that if we’re immediately and completely bailed out of our problems. Yes, we truly need miracles; and yes, we receive them. We just need to be careful about wishing we didn’t have any problems, about not recognizing miracles when they happen for people, about not doing everything we are able to to ameliorate our personal problems, and about not valuing our personal miracles once we receive them.