Tuesday, February 21, 2006

But I Do Believe In Miracles

I felt the need to add some clarification to a previous post. The quote from John Maxwell was primarily geared towards changing our own attitudes and becoming people who can effectively influence others.

I do believe in miracles. I absolutely believe in the supernatural power of God. I also have been known to sit around and wait for God to supernaturally intervene when I could be taking action. When I needed to just obey what I already knew.

For example, ever since our church began talking about small groups over a year ago, I've been hoping my husband and I could join one. But that's all I did - hope. What was I waiting for? A personalized invitation? My husband to see a vision? I didn't talk to him about it. Didn't pray about it. Didn't make any inquiries. A few months ago, I finally began to pray about it. I made some inquiries. I talked to my husband. And hopefully, we'll be involved in one very soon.

I know, that's a really simple example. But that's just where I am in my own life. Learning to obey God in the simple, everyday things. Giving thanks for things I really don't feel thankful for. Lifting up things to Him in prayer throughout the day. Turning and greeting the stranger in my row at church.

2 comments:

MacroMoments said...

Dianne, your post blessed me today in a big way. I'm on that same journey--"Learning to obey God in the simple, everyday things."

Turning and greeting the stranger in church is a ministry in itself, because too often people even at church can disappear into the crowd and nobody ever knows their name. That one-on-one touch is so important, I don't think we can ever underestimate its value. Thanks for a timely reminder.

MacroMoments said...

Dianne, your post blessed me today in a big way. I'm on that same journey--"Learning to obey God in the simple, everyday things."

Turning and greeting the stranger in church is a ministry in itself, because too often people even at church can disappear into the crowd and nobody ever knows their name. That one-on-one touch is so important, I don't think we can ever underestimate its value. Thanks for a timely reminder.