Sunday, June 27, 2010

Miraculous Living

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom… Ezra 1:1

Today’s Reading: Ezra 1-2; John 19: 23-42

Uh oh… here God goes again talking to folks that we don’t expect Him to talk to.

Cyrus sent out a written proclamation throughout the entire Persian kingdom saying that God’s house was to be rebuilt in Jerusalem and anyone who wanted to roll out and make it happen could roll.

Have you ever had someone that you least expected tell you something that was so true for your life that it was almost scary?

Well it happened to me when I spoke to Manny.

Some people say that miracles are not real. They say that they are either figments of our imagination, or humanity’s way of understanding the unfathomable.

But miracles do happen. We just have to keep our hearts and spirits open to see them.

Each and every day as we walk along the path of life we experience miracles. It is these miracles that keep us on our path or encourage us to get back on when we have fallen off.

Sometimes they come with flashing lights and pyrotechnics and smoke clouds. But most of the time they come in random occurrences, strange coincidences, and advice from loved ones and strangers.

But either way, one must believe in order to see them.

That belief doesn’t have to be a steadfast, unwavering faith in the supernatural (I mean who really can say that they have mastered that kind of faith in anything?).

Sometimes believing happens in a blink of an eye. Sometimes that believing is a momentary flicker when our hearts and spirits dare us to take a chance on the impossible.

The trick is figuring out how to turn those flickering sparks into flames. As we practice believing, by taking those chance, leaps of faith, we learn how to light the fires of our hearts.

And with our hearts ablaze or lives become the miracles that we previously could not believe.

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