Miracles Series – Post #5 Can Miracles Really Bring Transformation?
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Can Miracles Really Bring Transformation?
You bet they can!
I was transformed by the miraculous dropping of a new job in my life. Transformed by how the perfect place was dropping in my lap. Transformed by the miracle of my Jesus Calling Daily Devotional having the exact right words to keep me moving forward when all I wanted to do was run back to the security of my home in Hotchkiss. And I mean run FAST!
With each miracle I was defiantly being transformed.
God was transforming me as He was teaching me to really trust Him.
Not just “say” I trusted Him.
But to genuinely . . . from the very core . . . trust Him.
Now to be honest, this transformation started years before. Many years.
God had been remolding me into the woman He wanted me to become for roughly 25 years. He had prepared me through all the junk life threw in my path along the way. He had carried me up many hills and through many deep, dark trenches before setting up this entire move thing. He had taught me to “look for the treasure in each trial,” to quote my friend and great pastor Mark Bruton.
And He taught me to take my focus off whatever the situation was and keep my eyes on Him
Keep My Eyes On Him
When this transition began I was turned inside out and upside down.
I had no base in Cortez other than my daughter and son-in-law and his family.
Then our friend was lost in the avalanche.
This refocused my eyes on the Lord. I was reminded my base was God. My friend was Jesus. The Holy Spirit was within me.
And I had the power of prayer.
I couldn’t work a miracle and find the man lost in the snow. But I could pray for the ones searching for him.
I could pray for comfort for his family.
I could tie a yellow ribbon around my heart and vow to not stop praying till he came home and his family could find peace.
This family’s heartache was so huge how could I think of my own any more?
Instead I was reminded everyday how incredibly fortunate I was.
I found peace.
Peace that passes all understanding.
Finally. All because I was in constant prayer.
But prayer for someone other than my miserable self. My eyes were no longer on my own circumstances. I was focusing on doing the one thing within my power for these people who had no control over the situation they found themselves in.
God was transforming me yet again.
Strange Happenings Reveal More Miracles
In the midst of this tragedy, and then the loss of my friend to cancer, I continued to experience incredible miracles.
During this time I found I needed a roommate to help with the rent and household expenses. I prayed that God would provide someone I could trust and like.
The next day a dear friend of mine from Delta County called and asked if I would consider having a roommate. She was struggling to make her house payment and was thinking about renting it. She had always wanted to live in the Southwest. So if I would have her, she would like to move in with me.
Of course my answer was yes!
A few days later I went to the barn to feed, and found my only bred broodmare with a terrible cut on her neck. But I had to get to work so rather than try to deal with it myself, I called the vet.
It’s a good thing, because the cut was less than a millimeter from severing her carotid artery or her jugular! Yet another miracle kept me from losing both the mare and her unborn foal.
My next miracle came when I finally got up the courage to visit the wife of our friend lost in the snow. She was a miracle herself.
She faced this horrifying ordeal with grace, strength, and courage that transformed me yet again.
I prayed for her and then with her. And received the miracle of gaining her, and a couple of her friends, as my friends. I was touched and honored.
But My Miracle Zone Was Just Beginning
I hope you come back next week for more posts in the Miracles Series.
But as we part today, I have a prayer request, please.
Will you please pray for my Great-Nephew Cordell Stroud as he heads off to the Army. Please pray for his protection, guidance, and care.
Thank you and God bless!
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