Faith = God's Gifts = Miracles

August 02, 2010

Faith takes on different faces as we mature in our Christian walk. I can remember many years ago challenging God to move a stick. It may sound weird but I figured that if the Bible tells us that faith of a mustard seed can move a mountain, than surely I had enough faith to move a stick! The stick didn’t move; I figured I just lacked faith. I can look back at my life and recall so many times where God proved more than faithful; He flat out provided a miracle! Like when my mom had cancer; and I didn’t think she would make it. I remember praying to God and being so bummed out that she would never see me get married, (I knew this because I wasn’t even dating!) yet she had got to see my siblings get married. Long story short, I gave God my mom, now several years later, in two months I’ll be married….and she will be there to see it, cancer-free.

Being single wasn’t easy for me and one night I cried out to God in desperation for His physical touch. Everything else I could live without, but to not have someone to hold me was too much to bear that day. In tears I sobbed before God, and I will never forget feeling hands on my face. Holding me. It wasn’t a stick moving across the yard, but it was faith. It was believing. It was a gift from God. A miracle. Now I’m struggling to have faith once again. God is asking me, “Megan, will you trust me no matter how bad the storms get? Will you do whatever I ask? Will you get out of the boat and walk towards me?” It may sound highly unspiritual of me, but are you aware that I can’t walk on water?! No seriously, I can’t do that! Just sitting on the rail of the boat is enough of a risk for me! Yet I’m being called to really act out my faith. If I take my eyes off Christ for one second, I know I’ll drown. I don’t have the power in me to do this.

God isn’t asking me to have any power at all. He is asking me to believe and trust. If I don’t get out of the boat a miracle can’t happen. See, God’s BIG gifts are miracles. I’ve prayed really specifically many times and then when God answers really specifically I act shocked. Duh! Why should I be surprised that the Almighty God I serve is capable of producing infinitely more than I can even dream or imagine? Better yet, why am I shocked when He provides exactly what I asked for? Are you like me? Have you stopped believing in miracles? Do you find yourself lacking in faith? Well honey, miracles happen, we’ve just stopped noticing them.

“O Sovereign LORD! You have made the heavens and earth by your great power. Nothing is too hard for you! ……You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles.” Jeremiah 32: 17 & 19a

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Dianna JenksAug. 02 2010, 9:35am

Thanks Megan, for putting this into words. I know I have experienced several miracles in my life, and just take them as it is as it should be.
I, too, am afraid to jump in the water without at least a life jacket - but I guess Jesus is my life jacket.

Rob De La TorreAug. 02 2010, 2:00pm

WOW. You preach it Megan. God is so good. This is such a God thing, it was great talking to you today & reading your blog. I was going thru such a faith struggle today & your message really hits home & helps me. Thanks !! I’m diving in…. Sink or swim…. Blessings! Rob

 

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