Do you believe in miracles? My church, Verve, is doing a series on miracles. Whenever I listen to a good series, it gets me to reflect on that aspect of my life.
I was born with a deformity called a clubfoot, and the doctors told my parents that there was nothing that could be done until I was a teenager. This would have meant that I would have to live through my youth with a crippling deformity. My mom would not listen to those doctors. She kept searching until she did find a doctor who could help me as an infant.
He operated on my foot, and I had to wear several casts and Forrest Gump-type leg braces. Honestly, though I have some vague memories, I don’t remember any pain from back then. I do remember being teased, but who hasn’t been. I know my mom prayed a lot, and did everything she could, but it was still a miracle. I tend to take it for granted most of the time. My point is this, what miracles in your life do you take for granted?
That was my growing up. What about miracles in your life today? What has happened recently that you may not have seen as a miracle? It was. You just didn’t see it that way. This series got me to rethink some recent events that I had thanked God for, but maybe not to the degree that I should have. I did not see them as miracles.
I’ve been working on completely changing my business model from two years ago, and it has been a struggle. Though to the outside world it may not have seemed that much has changed, I now have a whole new way of doing business. When I set out to change my model and moved to an online university format, I thought I could do it all in six months. LOL! Sometimes I’m so thankful that I can be naïve! It has been almost two years to finally get to the point where I am now.
As I built my new business model, I knew that things might get financially tight. They did. I just didn’t know how tight or for how long. In December I received an unexpected bill for over $5000. Yikes!
I honestly did not quite know how I was going to cover it. I knew to have faith, but, honestly, I doubted a bit. I had some new programs coming out that might make everything good, but those were at least a month away.
Out of the blue, someone whom I had helped last year sent me a check as a thank you for, you guessed it, $5000. Wow. It was not expected, it was not even owed to me. It was a super generous person, also a believer, who just felt compelled to send it.
It came in the exact week that I needed it. I was very thankful, but watching this series at my church made me step back again and realize it had been a little miracle. God’s timing rocks. I think that is part of what makes it a miracle. I need to believe more. How about you?
Thank you God for the reminder that I should not have needed. Sometimes I picture God saying, “I’ve got this! Stop worrying.”
God time, God time, God time,
P.S. Thank you especially for grace.
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