For the last while I have approached the miraculous with a very close view.
I asked God to heal me – and I watch every day as he gives me strength and daily health. I no longer take medications and trust God for physical vitality.
I listened to God a few years ago talk about 2×2. This was the idea, now in a very real way reality, of seeing a congregation, in two years, grow in Sunday service attendance from around 60 or 65 to double that amount.
A few years ago we, as a church, we watched the unexpected happen. We had wanted an intern, but for five years we could not find one. Then God gave us the unexpected (which resulted in a full time staff member), and we continue to watch to see where our staffing will go next.
I had asked for years for healing for my wife Jill, and God chose to provide a complete healing. And for me, God has given an enlarged heart as I look forward to a new marriage.
So, I’m trying to process what should just be common knowledge. God answers prayer. In both the small and the big.
And I ask myself as I consider prayer with God – what world should I live in – a small one of little hope, or a big one where God speaks and creation is born?