As I mentioned in my last post, I would like to share some of the stories from our book “Our Stories…God’s Glory” just published.
I will share mine first called; “In the Daily Miracle”
It is so reassuring that I have traveled the road for over eighty years and still find God working tirelessly in my life, still bringing new revelations.
In these many years of raising a family, my wife and I have experienced repeated instances of God’s Grace, working to bring us
all to maturity.
Many miracles involved new birth, near death, and insecurities where there seemed to be no prospects. The solutions were all so profound that we could not count them as mere “accidents”.
Over a period of time, I stuck these incidents in my pocket as living evidence of being loved and cared for by God, and I would pull them out periodicly as dramatic reminders.
God could have left it at that knowing that we “get it” without the daily more subtle, incursions of tthe Holy Spirit.
God’s real strength is always displayed in those daily blessings. I think so that he would not be known as the great miracle-giver, but as the steadfast and ever-present Shepard of our lives that He is.
It is in that daily anticipation of these mysteries that my faith has grown, and not just in the profoundly dramatic ones that blow me away. At one time I would have smiled (like sometimes we smile away things we don’t understand) at the thought of actually HEARING God’s voice I had never experienced it and did not believe it. At the same time I believed God could and would communicate to me somehow.
My conception back then was that God’s voice would always be audible. But now I know it is His Spirit in me who uses daily circumstances to direct, reward, challenge, and make my life a joy to live.
There is not a day now that I don’t hear His voice in my soul, especially in the many things WE write and the art We create together.
In the escape from my own folly and selfishness as I grow older, each move on His part is an endorsement that I sorely need.
And, at a time when my purpose might falter or disappear, I look at those vested gifts in terms of the responsibility connected with them, as was His intent. I know my life’s purpose is secure forever.
” For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.
He never withdraws them once they are
given. And, He does not change His mind about those to whom he gives grace; or to whom He sends His call.” Romans 11:29,
Whew, that a relief; that’s a story I won’t be carrying with me to heaven; there was another time………..