“The only word I can use to describe this is, God”
Those are the words of a woman after experiencing a miracle in her own family. A reporter asked her how to describe the experience of her child receiving needed medical attention and those words spoken truly cover it all.
What a simple, yet profound way to recognize a moving situation in your life. After hearing those words I instantly remembered the own times in my life that they could be applied to. The times of grace, clarity, comfort and strength that are above your own means. When there is no other way to describe the change of heart, change in circumstances or favor you’ve received.
But you really don’t have to look for only the big moments to see His work throughout your days. It’s often the littles things that make a big difference. The simple prayers, the small acts of kindness and the common occurrences.
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on my own past and the journey I’ve been on. Not due to any particular reason other than a sense of clarity that wasn’t there before. It’s as if there was a fog over certain areas that I didn’t even know was there. I too can only use one word to explain it – God. I’ve been praying for insight and wisdom. I’ve been praying for healing in the areas I don’t even know need healing. I’ve been praying for the strength to forgive in those areas I’m aware of my grudges and those that aren’t even on my radar. I’ve been praying for clarity in the areas of my own behaviors and thoughts that don’t follow the path I want to lead. The path I’ve been called to follow.
There’s a funny thing that happens when you pray for the Lord to change yourself. The times you pray to move your own blockades and remove your own darknesses as opposed to praying for a change in circumstance or a change in others. You see, you often get what you ask for and sometimes a ‘simple’ change in yourself ends up actually turning things upside down or inside out. Sometimes these changes happen easily and other times they take more strength and time.
I’ve learned that if you obey after asking, you will receive even more than you were hoping for. That if you follow His lead when you ask for it, that you will be blessed with favor and strength. It won’t necessarily be easy, but it will be worth it.
So pray on I will and continuing to obey will be my path. It’s exciting to know that while the future is unknown that it is covered by the hands of His love.