Several years ago, M is Good Founder, I was sitting in on a Bible study. Someone asked the question, “Do miracles still happen?” A silence fell over the room as eyes darted from face to face, awkwardness leaking into the atmosphere, leaving no one to answer the question. I was thoroughly astonished by the question and the lack of response from those around me. Breaking through the symphony of crickets, I piped up, “Miracles happen every second of every day.” There is no doubt that God is alive and well. He is in control of your life, every second of every day. The question is, are you available mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually to hear His voice?
God is constantly sending us signs for what we should do next in our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives. However, it is our own personal responsibility to action the message God is sending out. In Isaiah 38:7, the prophet by the same name proclaimed this message to the Israelites, “This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that He has promised.” God has an incredible follow-through, and He always keeps His promises. Why then are we so quick to doubt these signs and follow our own next course of action?
C.S. Lewis once said, “Free will, though it makes evil possible, also makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” God isn’t in the business of controlling His children. After all, that wouldn’t be in line with the character we know God the Father to have. All of God’s promises are fully available for us at this very moment – we simply have to make the choice to receive. We aren’t victims to our circumstances; Romans 8:37 reminds us that we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Making ourselves willing and available is the secret recipe for God to grow our capacity to see, hear, and connect with Him deeper.
Honestly, it all boils down to relationships. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ brings love and transformation like no other. Salvation itself is the greatest miracle we will ever experience. Don’t allow familiar Christian jargon to dull the brilliant miracle of salvation: our individual resurrections from death to life! When we keep this truth in the front of our minds, hearts, and spirits, it is much easier to connect with God out of a relationship and not religion. Religion will be the first to slap some more scales on your eyelids. Yet, Jesus comes to rub mud on your eyes and help you see crystal clear once again.
God’s fingerprints are all over this world – it’s not difficult to find Him. What holds us back from the radical love and relationship of Jesus is the posture of our hearts. Do you seek after a posture with open hands – ready to receive, wholeheartedly, what God wants to show you? Or are you trying with all your might to plug up your ears, shut your eyes, and sing, “la, la, la,” all day long? Regardless of where you’re at personally at this moment, God is where He always has been – where He always will be. God the Father desires to have a deep, meaningful relationship with you: all you have to do is take His hand and keep an eye out for His signs.