Monday, October 13, 2008

Miracles Still Happen

What has happened to America? Barack Obama says that we are no longer a Christian nation, but rather a nation of Christians, Muslims, Atheists. Say it is never so. But it is. As a Christian, I have been failing. If you are a Christian and are reading this maybe you have been failing too. God had a purpose for us, to proclaim the Good News, but too often I find myself proclaiming that a football coach should be fired or that a politician should be elected. I am ashamed to say that I spoke on things I shouldn't have and remained silent on things I should have shouted from the rooftops.

The closer you get in your walk with God, the more of the Bible you read, and the more time in prayer you spend, the more God shows you his "little miracles." They are a blessed display, but why have I not been recounting them at the water-cooler instead of the most recent football game?

I have seen several miracles, but let me speak of three. The first one happened when I was in Memphis at Kirby Woods Baptist Church. We were raising money, I believe for a mission family. We took offerings in the morning services (2) and had fallen a few thousand dollars and some change short. When we took offerings for the evening service we counted the money out in the open to see if we had raised enough - we had - down to the penny. Praise God! While amazed, I didn't sing the song to the rafters. Why not?

The second miracle I witnessed was with my mother. She had open-heart surgery and went into A-Fib. Due to her having had cancer, and her already weakened condition, the doctors said the chances of her making it were very slight. A new nurse came into our room and told us that she would be fine, to go outside and get some fresh air. I left crying and went and prayed. I also called my wife's family who were gathered together at a birthday party and they all prayed with me. When I returned to the room my mother was out of A-Fib and doing much better. As God often does when he works a miracle, he left a little hint of his majesty - the new nurse's name was the same as that of my newborn baby daughter - and that is not a common name at all. The doctors said - it was a miracle plain and simple.

Finally, I wanted to share the most recent miracle to grace me. It is of the much more subtle variety. I have been telling everyone to witness more because the time is at hand for the Lord's return. I had emailed this same message to my uncle, a spiritual mentor of mine. Yesterday at church we covered 2 versus of scripture that hit me like a hammer. When I got home, I had an email from my uncle saying he felt led to share with me 2 versus of scripture. Guess what, it was the same two versus. My uncle lives over 600 miles from me and knows no one other than myself at my church. Praise the Lord!

I encourage you as Christians to witness to people. Do not wait, do not procrastinate! The time is upon us! I also encourage you to stop what ever you are doing at 9:00 EST tonight and for the rest of the year and say a prayer for our country. Say a prayer for these elections. Say a prayer that God will watch over the USA and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will spread.

If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your savior - please do so. He will forgive your sins and you can enter into a relationship with the best friend you will ever have.

What you must do!

1. Admit your need (I am a Sinner)
2. Be willing to turn from Sin (Repent)
3. Believe that Jesus Christ Died for you (On the Cross)
4. Through Prayer, Receive him as Personal Lord and Savior

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believth in him should not perish, But have Everlasting Life.

John 11:25

Jesus Said unto her, I am the ressurection, and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

1 comment:

miracleworker said...

Thousands of years ago our priorities and conscious was different. We considered many things as Miracle, but later on we are less amused by it since we know how it happen. we created set of laws and many things within, lifestyles and culture. Everything originated from our mind. Basically we are prisoners of our own mind.