Devotions from Judy’s heart
How many miracles have we seen lately, those times we know it can only be the Lord? Or are we like so many skeptics that miss out on seeing God’s supernatural activity in our world, thinking miracles don’t happen today?  But they do!! I am reading a book by J.P. Moreland, a professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. His book, “A simple Guide to Experience Miracles,” is full of faith-building credible stories of miracles that God continues to do today. It says in Psalm 145:11-12 (ESV), “They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.”
As I read stories of God answering prayers, miraculous healing, angels, power over the enemy, and near-death experiences, it increases my expectancy of what the Lord is doing in our midst. I will share a few of these experiences with you that have been documented so that we may embrace the supernatural and tell of His mighty deeds to others. I will start with a simple one told to Moreland by his doctor that showed that God is concerned with the “little things” in our lives. Ashley (doctor’s 10 year-old daughter) had two parakeets and after one of them died, her mom said that they weren’t going to get another now as she hand enough of pets. But Ashley responded by saying she was going to pray and ask God for another. The very next day while she was outside playing, her friends noticed a bird in the tree that was the same color as the one that had died. They asked around and no one had seen a parakeet around the area before. So Ashley happily brought the bird into the house on her finger and told everyone that God had answered her prayer! Some people could say this was a coincidence but not a likely one, and it certainly strengthened the daughter’s belief of God’s love for her and that He hears her prayers.
I can’t resist another miracle story. A professor, Dr. Issler, prayed each day before class for Jason who was in his doctoral studies and needed money for his tuition bill if he was to continue his schooling. Jason and his wife, along with classmates, prayed for provision for the $2117.60 bill due but were confused when no funding arrived. But the next day while Jason’s wife was cleaning her grandmother’s house, she found piles of old letters that her grandma had never sent out. She discovered there were several bank bonds made out in her name which amounted to $2,000. When the bank added the interest, it came to $2117.60, the exact amount needed for tuition. That meant Jason could stay in school and God had answered their prayers to the penny. Jason wept at the miracle God had performed.
God still works miracles today!
Challenge for today: Give attention to miracles that happen around you and give Him praise.
Blessings on your day and prayers and keep warm.  love, Judy