"The Miracle Season is Here…REALLY!"
"Pray for Miracles This Season"
For weeks, I've been prompted to pray for a miracle this holiday season. I fought against it, due to the fact that the miracle is Christ and most often when I hear a word about miracles I usually go, "Oh well. Perhaps one day..." I am a Believer in miracles, YES I AM; but I'm not a fan of someone getting a great testimony then saying, "Here is the next move of GOD for everyone," with many walking away disappointed. As a result, many keep searching in hopes that a miracle will appear for them too. I'm not alone in feeling this way. I'm sure many do as well...yet I kept hearing, "Pray for miracles this season."
I said, "Okay GOD. I'm going to pray for a miracle this holiday season." Then...it happened.
Losing Something Precious
I was in service one evening, wearing a very expensive watch. It was a gift from someone dear to me who made a sacrifice to give me this gift. I treasure it greatly. The next day, I realized it was gone; no longer on my wrist. "Surely I must have placed it in my briefcase," I thought to myself. I looked. It wasn't there. I went to church, searched with others hoping to find it; NOT THERE!
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I was so angry with myself. Where could I have lost it? I checked under the bed, in the furniture, the car again, my husband's truck; everywhere I could think of. I checked parking lots and the garage knowing full well I had not been in there. I was so concerned for the lady who gave it to me...such a sacrifice. "OH GOD PLEASE, help me find it!" I prayed. I had to find it!
I was becoming the woman in Luke 15:8, "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?" In my case it was a watch.
Then Miracles Start to Happen...
On Sunday morning, getting ready for church, I heard my little dog scratching under the bed. I said to my husband Robert, "Please see what she's doing, it doesn't sound good."
He said, "Well, maybe she found the watch!"
I looked up to Heaven and said, "In the name of Jesus that would be nice, Lord."
"Well...?" I asked.
"Nope, no watch," he said. "Sigh..."
I went to sit in my chair that I sit in every day to put on my make-up. When I did, I was stunned...totally stunned! The watch was sitting on its end (not lying flat, mind you) on the seat of the chair! I gasped. "Robert, come here! Look! It's the watch!" I exclaimed.
I grabbed it and it was so cold to the touch. The nylon band was freezing and of course, the watch was dead. It's a miracle! I yelled, "Hallelujah! Praise the LORD! For an angel has found this watch and brought it to me!"
It could not have been there all along; it was cold to the touch as if it had been left outside. I knew it was a miracle and as usual, I wondered who would believe it...I SURE DID. I knew what happened. Robert knew what had happened. I was so blessed and thankful! I was not going to keep still over this one!
Pray For Miracles This Season
Then as I was preparing to go out the door I heard this: "Theresa, I've been asking you to pray for miracles this season."
"Yes Lord, You have."
"Do you believe?" He asked me.
"Yes Lord, I believe."
"Then keep praying. For I am giving you an opportunity today to ignite faith in others and tell them to start looking for miracles and write them down this season. For I am going to do many, many miracles. Some may be small. Some may be large. Then some may seem insignificant, BUT all will be Me.
"I want you to tell the Church to write them down and next year there will be a book of Christmas Miracles and your church will grow!"
I went to church and right there, we had two miracles in the service:
1.) The gifts of the Spirit came alive.
2.) The people rejoiced greatly!
Yes, these were miracles. All of a sudden others were popping up, sharing the miracles they had just experienced. My husband began to write them down. It was wonderful!
The Miracle of My Dog