Thursday, July 10, 2014

Miracles And Blessings

Greetings My Friends
If you read the Bible, you read about countless miracles and blessings. Probably the most familiar, are during the Exodus, and during the life of Jesus.
In the Exodus we see how the freedom from Egypt was accomplished with unbelievable miracles. The journey to the promised land, was one of constant miracles and blessings. The people in general, never stopped doubting or complaining. No one ever got sick, their clothes and shoes didn't wear out, they always had food and water, and they still complained.
They failed to recognize the miracles and the blessings, that were happening every day. As a result of their slave mentality, and unbelief, they spent 40 years on a trip that could have been done in a couple of weeks.
In spite of all the the miracles Jesus did, there were times when even His apostles had doubts. The first time Jesus fed a huge crowd with a few loaves and fish, I think their surprise was understandable. The second occasion that came up, left them wondering what to do. You have to wonder how they didn't know what was going to happen.
The Pharisees were upset by Jesus and His miracles. They were in denial, until it reached the point they couldn't deny any longer. They still told Jesus that they wanted to see signs that proved He was the son of God. You wonder what they were thinking of besides losing their cushy positions.
Now you come to today. I believe all of us, without exception, experienced blessings or miracles in our lives. I am not talking about the fact that we are alive, we can see, we can hear, we breathe, etc. I am talking about something besides that.
Being human we all forget things like avoiding an accident, overcoming a sickness, things that happened that seemed impossible. Some of us have been healed of serious diseases. We have had our lives saved miraculously, more than once.
It is as if after a near catastrophe, we look back and find other reasons that we didn't die or get crippled for life. The most common of course being, boy I was lucky.
Another thing is, I think we are all guilty of not recognizing the hand of God in our daily lives. Finding a job, able to pay bills, food on the table, paying the rent and so on. If you don't think these count as blessings, look at the half of this world that doesn't have what we do.
My friends I think it is a good time to start appreciating Almighty God, and praising Him for all He continues to do for us. He loves all of us, and we should love Him back.
The Hebrew children knew, but got wrapped up in other things. The Pharisees knew deep down, but were jealous, and were caught up in pride and in the world. We should learn from their mistakes. None of us is perfect, but with all of that history we should know better.
If you are a believer, remember, Our God Is God! Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation

Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior. Thank you Lord. Amen.