When I tell you that I Believe In God Things, it means I believe in miracles. It also means I don’t have to see something to believe it. We read in Matthew 9:28 “When He had gone indoors the blind men came to him, and He asked them, Do you believe I can do this? Yes, Lord, they replied. Then He touched their eyes and said: “According to your faith let it be done to you, and their sight was restored.”
What if these men didn’t have faith? Would their sight have been restored?
Believing Is Seeing
I’m sure you have heard the saying “seeing is believing”. While that’s true most of the time, it can be a pretty ordinary life to only believe in what you can see. Life is much more exciting when “believing is seeing”. Ask any successful person you know and they will confirm this statement. God gives us free will, the power to make our own decisions and chart our own way. And yet He is always there to help us and to guide us. But there are times when He needs to step in and do something that we don’t expect. These are times when He makes something happen that no one can explain, something that only God can do. These are God Things.
Galatians 3:2 “I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard?”
God Is Always Present
God is present in our lives every day, there is no doubt in my mind about that! The problem is I’m not always seeking him out. Those are the times when it’s easy to question God’s presence. If I can’t see him and I can’t feel him, is He there? The answer is a resounding YES!! I believe God is always there for us but not always obvious.
Jeremiah 29:13 tells us “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”.
“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life” Proverbs 4:23 NCV
What are your thoughts? I came across this verse in a daily devotional the other day and it seemed like one of those “WOW” verses.
Do your thoughts make you happy or sad? excited or nervous? successful or failure? The fact of the matter is that you can take almost any subject and think about it in a positive way or a negative way (glass half full or half empty). What we need to understand is that positive thinking isn’t as simple as it sounds. Positive thinking is a habit that you have to focus on every day. Catch yourself during those moments when your thoughts can’t seem to go in a positive direction. What’s causing it?
It’s not so different from prayer. I never get up in the morning and tell myself “I’m not going to pray today!” But it happens. The excuses:
Not the right time to pray
I’ll pray later
Not in the right mood
Time went by so fast I just didn’t get the time
Fortunately, there’s the end of the day when I’m laying in bed and nothing else can interrupt me.
You might be asking yourself what’s going on here? What does one have to do with the other? When I pray first thing in the morning it tends to put me in a different mood. My thoughts become easier to control. Sure, it’s good to pray at night but by that time the day could already have been off track all day. Starting the day with prayer and asking the Lord for help and guidance right away can lead to a better start and a better finish.
Tips For Success
Read The Bible every morning to start the day off strong
Pray every morning and every time you can throughout the day.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us “Pray without ceasing”
When you catch yourself with bad thoughts, intentionally stop yourself and pray for God’s help
Don’t give up on yourself. Remember that God works in His time, not yours. But you have to be committed to accepting His miracles.
God Things are God’s Miracles. They are tiny moments or events that convey a sense to the person that witness’s them that God is always present, and looking out for them.
They can be as simple as the smile of a child. They can be as huge as a friend or relative taking a step…after being told walking again might not be in the cards.
God Things occur every day, exist in the eye of the beholder and are different for every individual. They are non-denominational, nonjudgmental, and there for all with the faith to see.
They can lift us up when we are down, and inspire hope when all hope seems lost. The relative walking again? That was the what that inspired me to create this journal. My wife walking again, against all odds, woke me up to all the God Things around me. It inspired me to find ways to help others do the same.
First of all, there’s enough negativity in the world today. It’s easy to be blinded to the work that God does in our lives when people are divided and trying to prove their own point. Therefore, I created I Believe In God Things as a place for people of all faiths to see and share God Things. Most of all, it’s a place for you to see what’s going on in the lives of others. Especially when you haven’t recognized one in a while.
You are invited to comment on our blog posts and share your stories of God’s Miracles in your life.
Get healthy with Jesus and expect change! It’s February and it’s the second month of your New Years Resolution. How is that working out for you? Did you lose weight? Start exercising? Stop a bad habit? Start a new good habit? Whatever your New Years Resolution is, I hope it’s working out well for you. If not, perhaps you should try something else.
Here is what Jesus said in Matthew 11 28:30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Let’s think about that for a moment. Why do we make new year’s resolutions? Because we have something we want to change, right? Sometimes the resolution is to make something that is already good, better. But is that normal? Probably not! We usually make a resolution to change something we don’t like in our life or have a difficult time controlling. As I write this I can’t help but think how unsuccessful I have been with new years resolutions. Throughout the years I have made some that I was committed to and they worked out. But, more often than not, I lacked the commitment or self-control to see things through.
We’re told in Proverbs 25:28 “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”
When I’m feeling down or not able to accomplish things I feel broken and out of control. That’s because when I’m feeling down, that’s the time when I feel like I can have control. But that’s not true! The Lord is always in control and I know He will lift me up when I’m acknowledging Him, but when I think ” I’ve got this”, He shows me that I don’t.
Food For Thought
It’s never too late to have a new beginning. Maybe it’s time to start a new, New Year’s Resolution that has Jesus in it. Miracles happen all the time when God is involved and yet it’s so easy to forget that. Pray today to see how you can have a life-changing resolution. See if you can get healthy with Jesus.