Do you ever wonder why things happen in your life? Many times I have asked this question when “not-so-good” things happen. My only answer that brings peace comes from God’s Word. “…but this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:9b
As I am writing this blog post, we are just days away from celebrating with Maggie, our almost 15-year old daughter, for experiencing an entire year without having a seizure!! (Side Note: she will be having her big celebration party in March). As I am reflecting on this miracle in our family’s life, I realize it’s not just about THE miracle. It’s as much about God’s sustaining mercies throughout this journey. The miracle of healing Maggie was easy for God. If He had healed Maggie 11 years ago when we began praying that He do so, it would have indeed still been miraculous. However, what’s just as miraculous are the miracles He has worked in and through us along this journey. God’s power revealed in every day of our lives has produced results and responses, hopefully that glorify Him. Isn’t that what we are created to do, to glorify Him? I could write pages and pages on what God has taught me through this journey and what He is still teaching me as we try to redeem the time for Maggie; faith tested, broken hearts, hopes & dreams diverted, expectations altered, seeing God even when it wasn’t obvious, and so much more. My prayer has grown into: “Lord, give me your eyes and let me walk with eyes wide open. Let me see You in all things and in every aspect of my life”. It has just taken me a while to recognize God’s miracles in and around me. For so long, I only was only looking for the “Red Sea-type” miracles. I was missing the miracles God was doing inside of me. He alone is your God, the only one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done these mighty miracles that you have seen with your own eyes. – Deut. 10:21
What miracle are you seeking God for today? Keep your eyes wide open and you will see them with your own eyes!