Or do you credit everything in your life to coincidence?
Coincidence is defined as “a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.”
Is this not what a miracle is?
Miracles happen every day of our lives. Those who have eyes to see them can see them, those who do not falsely give credit to coincidence. Many falsely believe that a miracle must be grandiose, large in scale and immediately recognizable. Miracles are most often small and simple, the Lord uses small and simple events to provide the daily miracles in our lives that we are all entitled to.
Many years ago I began making a conscious decision to recognize the small wonderful miracles occurring each and everyday of my life. Sometimes it was as simple as finding a few dollars when I desperately needed it, (not simple at the time) to making every light on the way to a new job interview. I replaced my thoughts of thinking of them as coincidence and giving credit with gratitude and thanksgiving to my Heavenly Father. This decision has been instrumentally powerful in my life as I am now more clearly prepared to recognize and receive miracles as they occur, and as I need them most. I am able to ask for them with a knowledge and assurance that they will be granted in proper time. I have seen it many times over in my life.
I do believe that in this decision of mine to give credit to my Father in Heaven for the miracles in my life, no matter how small they might seem has allowed me to receive the much greater blessings and miracles that He truly desires to give us. Our acts of gratitude and recognition of our Heavenly Father actually provides a greater increase in our lives, more than we can ever truly repay.
This past week in my life I was blessed to receive from my Father in Heaven, a grand miracle, one that truly impacts my life and my health. The surgery that I had carried an extremely small chance of death, yet the outcome of my surgery held a higher chance of death, than the miracle I received.
Miracles continue to happen each day of our lives. By recognizing the small, we can better prepare ourselves receive the big ones in our lives. Give credit to our Father in Heaven and recognize his hand in all things and the world will open to you.
Last night as I walked along the beach, listening to the sound of the waves as they came ashore my mind wandered to the majestic beauty of this world. What a marvelous creation we live upon. The perfect balance that exists in nature is unfathomable. The harmony between the plants and animals that creates the ability for all life to survive on this earth is impossible to be chance. The evidence of God’s hand in this world is undeniable. Science will argue this fact yet they are grasping at straws to prove theories with no evidence to support their stance. If science were correct, we humans would have the ability to create other worlds, we do not. Only God can.
The evidences are far greater that there is a GOD; The exacting distance for the placement of the sun and moon. The photosynthesis in the plants. The conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen performed by plants. The pollination done by bees that allows plants to grow, The waves of the ocean. The gravitational pull on the earth. The changing seasons. The different climates. All these things and so many more all working in perfect harmony together creating a sustainable living planet.
How can anyone believe that this happened by chance, one time, one big uncontrolled bang and magic, it all came together in a perfect balance for life to begin? Its absurd to think that so many required elements coming together to sustain life just happened. The human race is incapable of preventing disease, war, abuse, bloodshed, famine, yet we believe that there was no intelligence in the creation of this world. Absurd!
Each time I reflect upon the beauty and wonder of this world. with each moment I take I am reminded that God is real. Each time I hold my baby girl in my arms, each hug and kiss from my children I am reminded of God and his love for us. The miracle of children and families and the natural laws of God that provide for our ability to participate in creation with him as we bring these little ones to this earth to live. What a remarkable blessing we have been given to know and understand his love through the love we experience with our own children.
As this world moves away from the God of this world. As we continue to rebel against Him like the spoiled children we are, we create a distance between God and us. This distance is our own doing. This heartache that we bring upon ourselves and this world through disobedience to Him that created us will for some be the end of the journey. God has given us the freedom and the ability to choose what we will believe and act upon, however with each choice is a consequence, positive or negative. The world is choosing the negative.
God has given us plenty of examples in this world of his love, power and knowledge. All things in this world denote that God is real, from the smallest grain of sand to the miracle of childbirth, Every breeze that blows in the trees is a reminder of our God.
God has given us everything in our lives. He has provided for each of us. He has given us the freedom believe or not to believe. Isn’t it time we give something back to Him?