If you wonder if God still performs miracles or not, then check out my devotional today, Supernatural-Strength. It’s all about my rondevu with Beth Moore.
I’m not sure why it’s so exciting to meet a famous person, a role-model or a super-hero, but it’s up there with winning the lottery. When it comes to these things, we understand it’s possible but not likely. So when it happens, it simply knocks our socks off!
Just between you and me, I think God shows off every now and then just for that reason—to sit back and watch the look of amazement on our faces. I’m sure He gets a kick out us acting like a fool as we hoop and howler and jump all around!
That day, as I sat by Beth on the plane, I tried to stay calm and composed as if I had proper training on manners. You know us Southern girls are brought up that way. What I really wanted to do was sit in her lap and tell her how much her bible studies have change my life. And not just my life, but my family’s life too! But I was dignified, y’all. So was Beth.
She was more than nice. She was gracious, interested, genuine, pure, and down to earth. Talking with Beth was like talking to my best friend. Sure, we know her from her stories, but I think even if we didn’t she would come across that way. Even as we soared high above the clouds, she made sure we were on equal ground. No wonder God has entrusted her with much responsibility. He knew Beth would remain humble and pliable. I love that about her.
What I love about God is the way He makes Himself known to me. I was ready to throw in my ministry towel. I had had it. I was tired and weary—not sure if I could go on and not certain if I wanted to. I guess I was questioning the whole thing. I don’t remember if I asked for a sign or not, but God sure provided one. As I looked at Beth sitting beside me, I was convicted by my own doubt. I remember thinking something like, If God can supply enough grace and strength for Beth to handle what He’s called her to, than certainly His grace is sufficient for me.
It is more than sufficient. One way God provides us and others is through prayer. Now, when I pray for strength I’m mindful of Beth and pray for her too.
Sometimes I think I fail at praying. I don’t expect the unexpected. Why, I don’t know. We serve a BIG God! With Him NOTHING is impossible! If that’s true, and it is, then shouldn’t you and I pray bigger prayers, dream bigger dreams, think bigger thoughts, and expect the unexpected?
Yes, we should!
What do you need of today? Pray about it and then expect God to hear and respond with the unexpected. Whatever happens next is His answer. You may not sit next to Beth Moore on a plane; or you may, but perhaps that job will come through. Maybe this month you’ll conceive. Could it be that your offer goes through on that house? Maybe it will come from the lips of your child saying, “I love you.” When these things happen, rejoice and know that—with God—nothing is impossible!