Miracle Mondays (You are Alive and Well for a Reason)!

Praying-Hello and welcome to another M.M.! I am excited to share some more true stories with you, where God caused a miracle in someone’s life. If you are new here and this is your first M.M. we always ask three questions.

1.  Was there ever a time that you did not believe in miracles? If not, how did that change?

2. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?

3. How did this miracle change your life?

Today we are talking to two ladies. One lady happens to be one of my best friend’s mom, Cynthia. The other lady is my Aunt Kristy. Let’s get started!

I am going to start with Cynthia. She lives in Arizona not too far away from me. Cynthia is a wife and mom of five girls! Cynthia’s stories and examples remind us that God sometimes reveals Himself in big and small ways (Psalm 150:1-2).

Q. Was there ever a time that you did not believe in miracles? If not, how did that change?

A. “There’s never been a time in my life when I denied the existence of miracles. However, there have been plenty of times when I didn’t look for a miracle, or even consider the possibility of a miracle. I wasn’t being “miracle-minded.” There have also been times when I hoped and prayed for a miracle that simply wasn’t in God’s plan.”

Q. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in you life?

A. “A few years ago, I spun our little car across several lanes of traffic on the busiest interstate in Arizona, during the beginning of rush hour. By the grace of God, no one was hurt, and the vehicle is still drive-able today. That’s the most recent example in my life of what we tend to regard as a miracle. However, I’ve really come to feel that the very fact that the sun continues to rise every morning, that I draw a breath into my lungs yet again, that I have the good blessings of loved ones to share life with…those are all 100 unadulterated miracles from God every single day.”

Q. How did that miracle change your life?

A.” Honestly, I think the “big” miracles have less of a lasting effect on me than those daily miracles I mentioned (and others like them). Each sunrise is a steady reminder that God’s good hand of mercy and miracle are upon my life. At any moment, I might take my last breath, and God will be no less miraculous as a result. The real miracle is that He chooses us at all, that He sustains us out of His endless love, and has a plan to hold us for all eternity.”

I think this is a great reminder to thank God for the little things in our life also, such as a sunrise or our family.  Thank you, Cynthia, for that insight and being willing to answer some questions! I, for one, am thankful that you are still alive and did not die in that car accident.

The next woman is my aunt Kristy. My aunt is also a wife and mother. She has two kids (my wonderful cousins). They live in Indiana near where I used to live. Her stories show God is always watching out for you, even when you don’t realize it (Psalm 139:1-18).

Q. Was there ever a time that you did not believe in miracles? If not, how did that change?

A.”No, I have always believed in miracles. However, I had never heard of one happening to anyone in my life.”

Q. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?

A. “A miracle in my life was when both my life and my daughter’s were saved during her birth. I will spare the details but a lot of prayers were being said during that scary time. I do not remember too much of those two days. I know He saved our lives for a reason.

My son is also a miracle because after three amniocentesis, he was safe and I had a better delivery.

Recently one of my aunt’s sister was diagnosed with cancer. She went through chemo and did not suffer as many of the side effects as she could have. She is now cancer free! There were a lot of us praying for her, her healing, and for the medical staff.”

Q. How did this miracle change your life?

A. “God is with me even when I don’t realize it. Sometimes I wonder why I am in a situation that I am in, or why I have some really bad times. I realized, I have been able to share my story with others to let them know prayer is powerful, and miracles do happen. I am living proof and so are my kids. I thank God for each of them. I have struggled with my faith during these hard times with job losses, anxiety, and even money hardships. I know it is only by Him that we happen to get just what we need. I want to encourage others to not give up and I am here to say that I have been there (hard times) and sometimes I am still there.”

Wow. Such an encouragement to know we aren’t the only ones who struggle! We aren’t the only ones who feel like giving up sometimes. It is  good to know our brothers and sisters in Christ are there when we need someone to help us get back up again and help us run the race set before us (Hebrews 12:1). It’s good to know we aren’t alone. If you  have a problem that’s wearing you down, reach out to a Christian brother or sister and ask them to pray for you. It’s okay to ask for help and it’s okay not to be okay. We all need help sometimes (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

This been another great M.M! I have enjoyed getting to hear these ladies’ stories. To close this out I want to say, that if you are struggling with wondering why you are still here, I would encourage you to pray and ask God that He would reveal that to you at the right time.  God does have a plan for you and it will not fail (Jeremiah 29:11 and Proverbs 16:3).

Alyssa Rasor





Hey there! I'm so glad you are here! My name is Alyssa Rasor, and I am passionate about helping you magnify God in every area of your life. I hope you will stick around and marvel with me at how great our God is! Make sure to subscribe and join the fun! Psalm 40:16

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