The Bible is just a book

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[a]”

Matthew 4:4

When I was young I attended church with my mother… I would put on a dress and sit in the pew as the minister spoke about things in the Bible. As a child… I didn’t listen. I was watching people around me or drawing on my bulletin or anything else that would distract me from the boredom.

He was reading from a book, I read books all the time and books that excited me, with magical places and Kong’s and queens and dragons and magic potions and poisoned apples and THIS book was NOT like that!

If I had to rely on the Bible to cinch my faith in Jesus we were in trouble because I wasn’t listening

As I got older I began to notice little things, some may call them coincides… and maybe I did at first too, but it didn’t take me long to realize that they were God showing me the miracles He performs every second of everyday.

Somewhere, at this very moment, someone is experiencing a miracle. It may be as small as the bus having to wait for a deer to cross the same day your running just a few seconds behind OR missing that bus completely and finding out that it rolled over on a turn and the seat you always sit in was completely ejected from the bus and you would have never survived.

Or perhaps it is as simple as finding one diaper left in the diaper bag when you thought you were completely out and can’t run to the store for another couple of hours.

Any baby being born is a miracle all by itself but what about when your babies are born completely healthy despite the circumstances that should have otherwise hindered their health or kept them from being born alive at all.

These are what have cemented my faith, this is how I KNOW Jesus is always present. Once you have that faith it opens a whole new world and that “book” the minister reads from still doesn’t have dragons or magic potions but it does have an incredible king and the story is quite magical if you open your heart to it.

I ask you to open your eyes and look for the miracles God is performing around you and if you aren’t sure if it was God or coincidence… know that it is ALL God and rest easy that He is in control.

Dear Heavenly Father please open my eyes so that I may see You around me in everything I do. Amen.

When God speaks do you listen?

“But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent”
    Job 32:8

Some call it a gut feeling, instinct, or mother’s intuition; but what if it’s not any of those? What if it’s the voice of God? What is there is a manual for life, for raising children, and for being a good person?