God will make Himself known

1 03 2011

“But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the LORD has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.” (Isaiah 41:17-19)

 

Count your blessings. Go ahead. Can you remember a time when a prayer was answered? When you had more than enough, something you never imagined possible?A time when you stopped and realized that something in the world was right. In that moment you looked back wondering, “how did I get here, to this place I thought would never become reality. For me I think of raising support for my internship with Amor. The task ahead of me last March was to raise $20,000. Daunting to say the least. But now as I look back, and feel immeasurably blessed to have raised even more than I needed, I realize that without God. That task was impossible. Without God miracles don’t happen. I would never meet my best friend, land my dream job, raise financial support, have a great family, succeed in school, find true community. Without God, blessings are just lofty dreams. Without God, I have nothing.

I love this passage in Isaiah because I can resonate with it. Just as we cannot on our own grow trees in the desert, or make water spring from dry land, we also can not raise salary in a recession, find the perfect relationship, start successful businesses, change lives, laugh, smile or breathe without God.

 

God allows miracles to happen in our lives daily. Simply waking up in the morning is a miracle of its own. And through miracles I see God. He makes Himself known to us by doing the impossible, over and over and over. By giving each of us exactly what we need, a personal relationship with Him that overflows with joy and blessings as we continue to pursue Him as he pursues us. By loving us despite our sin. Unconditionally.

 

In His love,

Stacey

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