Hello friends and welcome back to another M.M.! I am so excited to continue to share some amazing stories and wonders that God has done in the world around us. Today I asked two women, moms to be exact, about miracles God has done in their lives.
If this is your first time reading Miracle Mondays, we always address three questions:
1. Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracle? If so, what changed that?
2. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?
3. How did that miracle change your life?
The first woman we are talking to today is Lacie. Lacie is a member of the church my family attends. She is a mother of three children ranging from ages five to three months old. Lacie’s stories show the power of God if we only have faith and believe He can do anything (Psalm 41:1-2).
Q. Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracles? If not, how did that change?
A. “No, I’ve always believed in miracles. When I look at a baby, I see a miracle. So many things have to go perfectly right for each baby that is born. Every baby is a miracle in my opinion. I think there are miracles all around us, all the time, but this is just one example.”
Q. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?
A.”I am not sure if this counts as a miracle or not, but when my sister was trying to move back to Arizona with her kids and get out of a toxic situation she was in, every odd was against her. We got people all over the world praying about it, much to our surprise, the judge ordered that they could move back to Arizona. It showed me how strong the power of prayer is and that no matter what, we have to “give it to God.”
“One more example is when my sister in law was twenty weeks pregnant, the ultrasound showed that my niece had multiple holes in her heart, which is a super rare condition. Had she been born just five years earlier, doctors wouldn’t have been able to perform her extensive heart surgeries within her first year of life. Each one was so scary. I think it’s a miracle that she lived! She is now a five year old, and will probably live a very long life. God performs miracles all the time!”
Q. How did this miracle change your life?
A.”These miracles changed my life because they showed me even more proof that God is always listening to our prayers, and is capable of anything. If it is in His will, He will find a way.”
The next lady is Lisa. Lisa is also a mother of two little girls. Lisa is a very good friend to my mom and our family. She also attends the church my family goes to in Arizona (Psalm 66:20).
Q. Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracles? If so what changed that?
A.”I don’t think I ever denied miracles could exist; however, I was certainly skeptical of the ones I heard about and didn’t expect to experience one myself.”
Q. Do you have a story you could share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?
A.” My two daughters are both miracles just as every child is (think of all the things that have to go right for a life to come into being!), but they are even more like miracles since they followed years of frustration and two losses. That being said, the greatest miracle God has done in my life was softening my heart after a hard transition. I had lost all sense of identity and desperately cried to Him to answer my plea for His presence. I grew up in the church, so to speak, but never felt as near to God as that moment. This wasn’t a miracle in the conventional sense, but breaking through my walls to offer genuine hope could not have come from anyone else.”
Q. How did this miracle change your life?
A.”This miracle resulted in my decision to be baptized and attend church again. My identity is now shaped by Jesus and I strive to spend time reading and understanding the scriptures better. I often feel like my life is ordinary, but who I am to think the miracle God wrought in me might be the beginning of a miracle for someone else?”
Wow. These are some more exciting and amazing stories about God’s faithfulness to His people. God does hear us when we pray and He knows our wants and desires. All we have to do is trust, have faith, and know that God is in control. Never underestimate the power of prayer. He can do anything, as long as it goes along with His will (Isaiah 43: 12 -13).