MIRACLES

thOJ3EA89YBefore I start lets define what a miracle is. It is to have something special happen or something that changes your life. Some miracles are small and you don’t realized that it happened and some are really big that are WOW!

A lot of people don’t believe in miracles, because they have never seen one or the miracle that has happened to them were so small they didn’t know they had one. Well when I was younger I wasn’t sure if I believed in miracles or not, I mean I had things happen and didn’t realize that they were indeed miracles at the time. Some miracles are really life changing. Let me tell you about some.

The most important miracles were giving birth to my beautiful children, I didn’t realize that they were miracles at the time, but I did later on in life. Not only were they miracles, they are blessings also and I love them dearly.

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Another miracle happened in 1986 when I was driving early one morning and there was black ice on the road, I thought the road was just wet (I was young and didn’t know the difference). I started to make a right turn and all of a sudden my car started spinning to the left, complete opposite direction than I was trying to turn, yes I was terrified, but the only thing I could think of was to take my  hands off the wheel and lifted them in the air like I was surrendering and I was. My car stopped less than a foot from a light post. All I could do was sit there and cry saying thank you Lord over and over. I really didn’t think it was a miracle at the time I was just happy the car stopped before hitting the pole, but It truly was a miracle and even now I think back and I still say thank you Lord for stopping the car. If the Lord wasn’t with me, I might not be here today.

In 1991 I was in the car with my children, we stopped at a store to get some drinks, as we were leaving the store they were arguing over who was going to sit in the front seat, so I told them because they were arguing that they both were sitting in the back. I thank God every day since, that I made that decision, because a few miles down the road there was a car stopped for no reason; no brake lights, no turn signals, not a stop sign or traffic lights in the area and no traffic coming the other way to prevent the car from turning. And I didn’t realize the car wasn’t moving right away and when I did I hit the brakes and swerved to my right, sad to say I was to close to a telephone pole and I hit it on the passenger side meanwhile my kids were in the back seat with their drinks. They both had their seat belts and their drinks were sitting in between  their leg and not in their mouths because both of them hit their heads on the back of the front seats. I don’t want to think what would have happened if they were drinking at the time of impact. I thanked Jesus for what didn’t happen. Now in my eyes that was truly a miracle. And every time I think or talk about it I start crying and yes I was crying as I wrote this. Oh by the way the woman driving the other car got out and checked on us, but left before the police showed up.

There are more miracles that have happened in my life, but this will turn into a book if I continue.

But Jesus performed miracles all the time in the bible like:

“Turning water into wine” John 2:1-1

“Walking on water” Matthew 14:25-33, Mark 6:48-52 and John 6:15-21

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“4,000 people fed” Matthew 12:32-39 and Mark 8:1-9

How about “Money from fish” Matthew 17:24-27.

There are so many other miracles in the bible I can go on and on, but there again it would turn into a book.

Jesus preformed many miracles in the bible. And he continues to preform miracles everyday, just take time to look around you, your children, your spouse everything in our lives are miracles.

If you don’t believe me, just look in the mirror and you will see a wonderful miracle.

Can you tell me some miracles that you have experienced. I would enjoy reading them. God Bless.

 

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SPEAKING WITH GOD

 

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We normally start learning about God as a child. But that is not always the case. Some people don’t learn until they are teens or adults and some may never learn at all.
We learn what a wonderful God he is and how he sent his only begotten son to live amongst us and die for our sins. And we learn of the miracles he performs everyday.
We learn how to pray and speak to God. We are told what we should pray for and what not to pray for. Most of us were never told that we can just speak to God as we would speak to our friends.

Well you can, God wants us to talk to him and not just in our mind, he already knows what we are thinking, he wants to hear our voices, I talk to God all the time, some people think I’m just talking to myself, but I’m not and sometimes I tell them I’m talking to the Lord. Some believe me and some just laugh, but I don’t care.

Some people don’t know how to pray or what to pray for. Here is what you should pray for first: pray for the Lord to look into your heart and show you what to do. Pray for love and peace in your heart, and in your life. Pray for forgiveness. Pray for understanding, and ask the Lord to show you what you should be doing and where you should be going.

Some people pray for earthly goods, they want a fancy house or sporty new cars or more money than they know what to do with. News flash you can’t take it with you when you die. When you should be praying for God to lead you to the path that you need to be walking and how to accept Jesus into your heart, to walk as Jesus did, to love as Jesus does. We need to ask our heavenly father how to be one with Jesus. We need to learn how to hand over all of problems to God and not to take them back. He will show us how to handle them and in the right order.   But not only should we learn how to pray and speak with God. We need to learn how to listen and not with our ears but with our hearts, because that is where God is speaking to us, but we need to listen.

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There is a line in the song “Different” by Micah Tyler: I don’t want to hear anymore, teach me to listen. Ok now you want to know the difference between hearing and listening, well I will tell you.

Hearing: is hearing the words that are being spoken or hearing the voice of the person speaking. But not hearing the meaning of what is being said.

Listening: is not only hearing what is being said, but really hearing the words and the meaning. Now this doesn’t mean that you will understand what is meant what was said.

When I am trying to understand what the Lord is saying to me and I just don’t get it. I will look up and say(yes out loud) Lord I don’t understand, please help me understand what you are trying to tell me. Sometimes it takes awhile, but be patient the meaning will come.

The Lord is always listening to you.

 

FORGIVING

IMG_20170919_132924_01All my life I have heard people say, “I will never forgive.” And I know people today who still say the same thing. Now I have always known that you should forgive. It was hard for me at times to even think about forgiving.

Everyone knows, “The Lords Prayer” Matthew 6:9-13, but not to many people know or have read Matthew 6:14-15

14-For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15-But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

I never knew until about a year ago when I read it and I was like wow. It’s like telling your child they don’t get dessert if they don’t eat all of their dinner. I know that is not the same thing, but that is the way I took it.

I have done some thinking on the subject,  and realized that I can’t stay mad at someone for long no matter how hard I’ve tried. Now there are two stories that I am going to share with you: My ex-husband and I got divorced in 1989 that’s 28 years ago wow that’s a long time. We are friends now and have been for about half of that time, we have forgiven each other for the things we have done. We never told each other that we forgive what happened, but we did.

The other story is more recent. I was with a man for 23 years(no we never married). I found out he was cheating, of course he denied it and the first time I let it go, the second time I was not so nice, and the last time he was caught in the act and when I confronted him and yeah I tried to hit him a few times, he picked me up and threw me and fractured my ribs. No I didn’t press charges as others said I should.

I needed help with my lawn mower. It took me over 2 weeks to call him for help. And the only reason I thought to ask him is because I knew he could and would fix it and not charge me too much if anything for doing it.

After I called him, he said he would be over by the weekend. So I told my mom that he was coming to get, she looked at me and said, “Wow you really did learn to forgive”.

Forgiving is very hard to do at times. So my question to you is: How do you know when you really forgiven someone?

Please answer the question honestly. Shortly I will tell you how I know that I have forgiven someone.