“And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way…” Deuteronomy 8:2
It’s important for us to remember the wonderful works of the Lord in our lives. He asked the Hebrews to tell their children about how remarkable He was when leading them out of Egypt. It’s a testimony to share, but it’s a reminder to us that God has been faithful. He will continue to be faithful.
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself,” 2 Timothy 2:13.
I think it’s easy, after a time, to forget the glorious things that God has does in our lives. Day to day responsibilities push out those moments.
New bills pile up in our mailboxes, suffocating the thoughts of times when God provided when there was no way possible.
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve found ourselves needing a way and someone made a mistake on our taxes, a medical bill, an insurance thingy (you can tell I don’t handle the insurance stuff) and we’ve received a check in the mail, exactly when we needed it. Sometimes the exact amount, usually…more!
I’m going to tell you a story. A true one. I have to clarify since that’s what I do–tell fictional stories.
When Myles, my son, was about 2, I went outside to shake some rugs. Not for fun. I left him inside on the couch watching one of his heinous kid shows. My husband had put a new knob on the back door, the kind that automatically locks when you shut it.
When I realized what I’d done–locked myself out with no cell–I freaked out. I hollered to Myles hoping he was strong enough to turn the lock. He wasn’t. He never even tried. His cheesy grin told me he hadn’t a clue as to the problem.
I turned, pushed, kicked and panicked.
Finally, I said, “Jesus! Get me to my baby!”
I put my hand on the knob…turned it. And walked inside my house. I’m overwhelmed all over again as I think about it at this moment. God’s goodness. The way He cares for us. The power He has.
I fell on my knees and sobbed the second my feet touched the kitchen tile. Myles never looked up from the TV.
You can call it coincidence, say the door wasn’t really locked, that I jiggled it enough to get in. You can say I’m off my rocker (that’s debatable) but you can’t take away what I know happened to me that day.
That’s just a couple of amazing things God has done in my life.
But what about those things He does for us to confirm His personal words of promise to us? The ones about our callings in ministry, jobs, relocations? How many times have you prayed for guidance and a scripture popped out on the page like it never had before, your heart thumped wildly, tears filled your eyes and you knew without a shadow of a doubt that God was speaking directly to you through His word?
You know what I do when that happens? I date it in my Bible with a small description so I can go back, when I’m struggling to hold on, to believe…and remember. So that when I’m gone and my children are left with my stuff, they can go through my Bible and see all the marvelous things God spoke to me, some about them. I want my children to know God speaks. God moves. God loves. God delivers.
God is faithful.
Whatever you need. Whatever doubts you’re wrestling with, God knows. He’s already got your answer. You might say, “But I’ve been in this mess for years. I’ve been praying for months. Decades.”
God hasn’t forgotten you. God has a plan. A purpose. A good one. For you.
Take each day and remember when God did something miraculous for you. Physically or spiritually. Go back to your Bible and find the scripture He used to speak into your life! Tell it to someone!
Here’s a word I found this morning when I was praying about what to blog about for Wednesday. It could be the scripture you date in your Bible today.
“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10
August 26th, 2009
Share something, big or small with us. What is one thing God has done in your life that you haven’t remembered for awhile?
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19 thoughts on “Don’t Forget: God is always doing miracles”
We had one of those miracle moments when I was in college. We had a major crises and needed about $150 immediately. Six year old Christian came in to my room while I was studying to have me go to the front door. Since I knew there was no one there and I was studying, I told him whatever it was could wait. He left and then came back in and tossed an envelope overflowing with small bills on my desk.
"Where did you get this?" I asked.
He said, "There was an angel at the door and she left it."
After running outside and finding no one, we counted the money and it was within $2 of what we needed. It was over a year before I learned what earthly person had been used as God's vessel that day.
God is awesome and active in our lives. We can never forget that.
Wow. That's all I have for this post. Just….wow.
So beautiful, Jessica. I'm tweeting it AND posting it on facebook. Thanks for this reminder today. God speaks all the time. ALL the time. 🙂
This is the perfect post I needed right before I close down my computer and go off to prepare for my trip to Haiti. Thinking of God telling the Hebrews to tell the children about how remarkable He is has me thinking of all the children of God I will face next week.
Awesome post, Jessica!
Oh yes, I totally believe God does miracles all the time! And half the time we don't even realize it, but if I start to forget His awesomeness, then I remind myself of specific things that happened in the past. 😉 Great post, Jessica!
This is awesome, Jessica. God is working behind the scenes, even though we can't see it. He works all things out together for good. Romans 8:28 🙂
What a beautiful post! Such a reminder that God is working…now. I think sometimes I feel like I'm waiting and waiting on God, but the truth is, he's always at work, his plan is always in play…even if I don't recognize it in the moment.
Thank you so much for the morning encouragement!!
Brett: I love stories like this. Inspiring and goose flesh raising. Although, raised goose flesh kinda grosses me out. I should come up with a new description. Goose pimples are just as nasty. 🙂
Katie: Thanks for Tweeting/Fbing this. I pray it speaks to whoever reads it. Why else are we doing this? 🙂
Heather: God definitely has a plan for you in Haiti and I am stoked to hear about all the incredible miracles you will be part of and witness!
Jessica: Reminding ourselves is the best way to stay to positive! And you're right, a lot of times, we don't have a clue what He's up to! So glad He is up to something all the time, though!
D.U.O: Yes He does! He worked out some pretty cool tickets for you to Wimby, huh!? 🙂
Melissa: You are WELCOME!! I feel like I'm waiting all the time. But I guess I'll take waiting over doing the work myself any day! 🙂
That is SO cool, your story of being locked out. Thanks for sharing that. I'm learning the whole trusting-with-the-finances thing; amazing how the money is just THERE when you need it. Absolutely. It certainly makes you have daily faith. ;o)
Have a great week!
Great post, Jessica!
God is so great. I love stories like the one you told about being locked out. I've had many, many close calls in my life and God was there to protect and guide me. All we have to do is call on Him.
God does so many things for me and speaks to me to many times that I sometimes struggle to pick one example.
But I have also experienced many times where He came in to save the day.
Thank you so much for this encouraging post, Jessica. I woke up feeling sluggish and tired this morning, and a little discouraged about some big tasks that have to be done this summer. God was speaking through you today about working miracles.
How awesome a testimony you have! That was surely God answering your cry for help to get to baby Myles.
Last year, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and my doctor wanted to perform surgery. For weeks, I was scared and walking around feeling like it was the end of the world. Then I prayed, and asked everyone who knew me to do the same. The doctor called me back to tell me that he sent my test results to a different lab, and the results came back benign! I had another test recently, and I praise God that I am completely cancer-free!
Okay, where are the tissues? God has done so many marvelous things in our lives, I could write a book.
One time, as a heartbroken teenager, I was crying in my room at night. Praying and just telling God how hurt I was over a breakup or romantic snub of some sort. I felt ugly, undesirable, not worth pursuing. The most vivid image of a single red rose appeared in my mind. I was not thinking of flowers, there wasn't any of that strange connect-the-dots to find the source of seemingly unrelated thoughts. It popped in out of nowhere and I knew without a doubt that God was romancing me. Reminding me that He had pursued me, His desire was for me, I was beautiful in His eyes. I'm tearing up remembering it now all these years later. The time Jesus gave me a rose.
Amazing post, Jessica!
I'm reminded about a time when God urged dear hubby and me to commit to a certain activity. We had no idea how to complete His task, but we both felt the call – the exact same way and same day – so we made the commitment.
The next week, the Lord dropped the means by which we could complete His task right into our laps!
He will not ask us to do anything that He does not also equip us to do!
Beautiful post AND beautiful comments! I believe in miracles both big and small. And I love the idea of dating the verses in your Bible. Never would have thought of that one!
Great post! I've been more villigent lately praying for help with my writing journey. I felt pretty discouraged this week, but kept praying and trusting, and then I received a request from an agent!
Like you said, one could call it concidence, but I definitely saw the hand of the Lord in the timing.
What a beautiful post – the first miracle that came to mind while reading your blog was finding my spousal equivalent. We went to the same college, but met years later. We even worked in the same building while in college, but met years later. Even later when we met, it took two older yet wonderfully wise people to push us together. He is my rock, and I am his princess. I thank God for him everyday.
Carol: It is amazing. Guess He knows what He's talking about when He says He will supply all our needs! 😉
Loree: I love reading about these kinds of stories too! They give me a boost of faith and hope in my own life! You'll have to share one sometime. 🙂
Misha: Isn't it great that there are so many we can't choose just one? I love that!
Brandi: Praise God! What an awesome testimony you have. I'd love to hear more about that. You'll have to blog about it. Praying for you!! 🙂
Michelle: I know the Lord woos us! What a beautiful memory and story. Wow! That's incredible, lovely, and just like the Lover of our soul!!
Marji: Awesome story! When we are obedient, even when there doesn't seem to be a way. He makes one. He's so great!
Jodie: Get to markin those pages, girl!! 🙂 Hope your move is all done and you're getting to finally settle in.
Stacy: WOOHOO!!!! Such great news. Keep me posted on how it goes. Take this waiting time to pray and prepare. That's just awesome news!!
Tiffany: I'm so glad you came by! How cool about you and your rock! And you are a princess! Love tweeting with you! 🙂
Wow, Jessica. Just wow. I was sitting down to my daily Bible reading and saw your post on my google reader and thought, "I'll just pop over and see what this is about." Exactly. Absolutely down to every word, exactly what I needed to hear as I am sitting here with tears in my eyes.
God has blessed us in more ways than I could ever list here, but I will share one story.
We were living in a trailer, desperately trying to buy a house closer to work. (We were commuting 45 minutes one way through rush hour traffic with two small children.) We were down to one car. Mine had died, some kind of problem with the starter/fuel pump/some other machinery I don't understand.
We decided to sell it, but had no way to get it to the dealership we wanted to use. A mechanic buddy of my husband told him to just keep turning the starter. It would probably take about 20 times, but if it was going to start, that was the only way. My husband sat in the car and prayed before trying it. The car (which had not started at all in weeks) started the second time he turned the key.
We were able to get it to the car lot and even with admitting it probably wouldn't start again if they turned it off, they gave us exactly what we needed to complete our closing costs on the new house.
Thank you for sharing all our stories!
Beautiful post. I believe in God, but I'm not overtly religious. But I know he watches over me. Two years ago this September, I flipped my car on a bridge near our house. I was texing, of all things. Number one on on my dumbest acts of all time list. Any way, this street is normally very busy. The car rolled up the side of the bridge, flipped onto its back, and turned direction. The fact that no other cars were around was nothing short of a miracle, and I thank God every day for that.
Thanks for sharing with us!