God’s Miracles of Life

Welcome to godsavinggrace.com. This web-site was created to bring hope and inspiration to everyone who visits this site. It was also created to educate people about God’s saving grace. Meaning when terrible things happen to us that eventually turns into a triumphant or victorious events or situations. This we will done through testimonies of God’s people that experience victorious outcomes from bad accidents or incidents that happened in their lives. Most people would call these accidents or incidents God’s miracles. Because the accidents and incidents we are referring to are situations where the person would have died or would’ve been permanently damage but that didn’t happen. These incidents can’t be explained logically. Some people would say that these so-called miracles are just lucky circumstances. But God’s believers know better. The submitting of these testimonies will culminate into an inspirational devotional book where the proceeds will go to fight Brest Cancer and AIDS in Africa. So I am calling all God’s people to post their stories I will start with mine. Hi, my name is Kofi Baruti I am a former retired school teacher my story happen several years ago. I was 45 years old I was working for a temp agency called Georgia Temp which was own by Georgia Pacific. I work as a Dock Loader in a warehouse in Norcross, Georgia. My job was to load heavy doors onto large pallets and load these pallets of doors unto a truck for shipment. One night as I was finishing loading my pallets of doors unto the truck for shipment an incident happen. I parked my fort lift at the front of the loading dock which was on an incline position. I went to close the curtain to the truck with the load and the brakes on the fort lift brakes failed and the fort lift rolled down and crush me against the truck. This accident left me with severely crushed ribs so crushed that it pierced my left lung. I lost a lot of blood when they took me to the emergency room at Gwinnett Medical Center I only had four pints of blood. Since I had a lacerated lung they tried to put a trachea down my throat to get me to breathe but I went into cardiac arrest and lost oxygen to my brain. The medical team at Gwinnett Medical also had to take out my spleen because it was so badly ruptured. After all of this the doctors were ready to give up on me take me down to the hospital morgue. However, I believe by the grace of God I was still alive. I was still alive but I was in a coma for several days. The doctors told my wife that even if I did come out of my coma I would have severe brain damage which also didn’t happen. Actually I don’t remember anything about the accident itself I did remember going to work that Monday afternoon and the next thing I knew I woke up next Monday morning with five tubes coming out of my body. One tube was a ventilator in my mouth, two tubes on both side of my back and two tubes on both side of my chest. Today, I have retired from an energy company as a customer service representative, taking high volume calls at a call center in Atlanta, GA. I thank God for his saving grace.

Written by Kofi

WHEN GOD LOSES PATIENCE

There are many times in the bible, “The Word of God” where it seems that God lost patience with mankind.  To sight examples in the bible in Genesis 6: 5-8…Then the Lord[b] saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord….. Again in Genesis 19: 23-25….23 The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar. 24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.  Still again with Joseph in Genesis 37:18-20…18 Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. 19 Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! 20 Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!”and Genesis 37:26-28… So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh.” And his brothers listened. 28 Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.  The lord displays another example in Exodus 32: 35… So the Lord plagued the people because of what they did with the calf which Aaron made…..  Again in the Israelites complained against God in Numbers 14: 34-35,.According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection.  I the Lord have spoken this.  I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered against Me.  In the wilderness that shall be consumed and there they shall die….  God still displays another example of lack of patience or betrayal in Job when Job faith in God is tested.  Job is portrayed as a wealthy man of upright character who loves God.  Yet God allows Satan to destroy his flocks, his possessions, his children, and his health. Job refuses to give up on God, even though he does not understand why this is happening to him, in Job 1:6-12…Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[a] also came among them. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come? “So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” 12 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord …., even with Jesus His son, God allows Jesus to be tempted by Satan in the wilderness…Matthew 4:1-11….Them Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And when He fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.  Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”  Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down.  For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’  Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”  Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.  And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”  Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan!  For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”,…still another example where it would seem that God’s son Jesus forsakes Martha and Mary when their beloved brother Lazarus dies, in John 11: 17-27….So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.  Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away.  And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.  Now Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house.  Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.  But even now whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”  Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”  Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”  Jesus said to her,  “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”  She said to Him, “Yes Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”  The last example with Jesus’s death it seems that God has forsaken His Son in Mark: 15 33-34…Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?”

Now what is the point of all these examples when it seems where God has lost his patience and forsaken us?  The point is that God has not forsaken us or lost patience with mankind. Did God do all these acts against mankind?  Yes God did.  God hasn’t lost patience with us but with sin, and in every example given in this article sin has been committed.  You may be a parent and want what is best for your children.  Most parents love their children as God loves you.  But just because we love our children are they perfect or sometimes they do the wrong thing.  The act of disobedience from your children has to be dealt with in some manner.  There are consequences for all our actions when we fail to do the right thing at times in our life.  You sometimes have to punish your child when they do things that are wrong, should it be any different with your heavenly Father.  In all these examples there was some act of sin in the individual’s trust, faith, ignorance, disobedience etc.  Let’s explore these examples further to explain God grand purpose in showing His grace, love and mercy. 

 

The first example was that God was grieved that mankind was totally disobedient toward Him.  They committed sin after sin in defiance of God.  God was disappointed that mankind in this example turn away from God except for Noah and his family.  They still believed in God and so God told Noah of his plan to destroy the world with a great flood.  He told Noah to build an ark so that Noah and his family would be spared of this great flood that would destroy the world.  God instructed Noah to gather all the animals by two so that Noah’s family as well as the animals would repopulate the world after flood receded.  God’s grand purpose in this example wasn’t to destroy mankind but God wanted to restore mankind.  God even promise Noah that he would never destroy the world by flood with the sign of the rainbow.

 Sodom and Gomorrah was the most wicked place on earth at that time.  The inhabitants there were evil doing all manner of things against God.  Sexual desires, stealing from others, murder, idolizing false Gods and human sacrifices were common things in these cities.  God grew impatience with the constant disobedience against Him, but still there was hope for Sodom and Gomorrah.  Abraham a righteous man before God pleaded with God if he could find fifty righteous people God would not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. God told Abraham he would not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if he found fifty righteous people.  Abraham was unable to find fifty righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah.  Abraham interceded for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah that if he could find forty-five, thirty, twenty or ten righteous people God would not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.  Abraham couldn’t find even ten righteous in Sodom or Gomorrah.  Sodom and Gomorrah were examples of what God intended for people living in any cities.  Sodom and Gomorrah were perfect examples of cities where the disobedience toward God was an acceptable life style.  People in Sodom and Gomorrah knew how to act toward God but choose not to obey God.  God’s grand purpose with this example was to show the world the consequences for God’s disobedience.

The story of Joseph in the bible is a great example of God’s grace, love and mercy but it seem that God had abandon Joseph.  Joseph’s brothers were very jealous of Joseph because their father, Jacob favored Joseph.  We as parents sometimes have a child that we might favor over all other children.  It’s not that we love any of our children less it’s just with our favored child we might have more in common than our other children.  It might also be that this favored child we might be more like us than the other children. In most case however, this favored child just might be more obedient to our rules than our other children. We can judge Joseph’s brothers for sailing their brother into slavery but having a favored child in any family is enough to stir up jealousy.

Joseph had favor with God because he loved the Lord and was obedient to God’s will and for those who don’t know Joseph story, God also gave Joseph the gift of prophecy through his dreams.  Joseph had the ability to interpret dreams and predict the future through others dreams.  It would have seemed God’s favor with Joseph had ended when he was sold into slavery by his brothers.  Joseph’s brother told their father, Jacob that Joseph was killed by a wild animal. However, Joseph was sold to a good man of wealth and became a favored servant in this man’s household.  Again it would have seen that his favor with God had ended when the wealth man’s wife accused Joseph of raping her and Joseph was thrown in jail.  However, in jail Joseph was able to interpret the dream one of the king’s servant while that servant was in jail with Joseph.  Joseph’s reputation of interpreting dreams was presented to the Pharaoh of Egypt.  The Pharaoh keep having reoccurring that which none of his council could interpret accept Joseph.  The Pharaoh of Egypt summons Joseph to interpret his dreams.  Joseph interpreted the Pharaoh’s dreams and told the Pharaoh that Egypt would have seven years of plenty and seven years of famine.  The Pharaoh was so impressed by Joseph interpretation of this dreams that he placed Joseph in charge of Egypt during this period second only to him.  Joseph was in charge of Egypt’s food and water supplies during Egypt’s famine.  All the people of the regions had to go through Joseph in order to obtain their portion of food and water including Jacob’s family.  Jacob sent his sons to Pharaoh’s camp to get provisions for food and water.  Joseph during this time of famine Joseph married and had two sons.  Joseph’s brothers went to Egypt as instructed by their father to get provisions for food and water.  Joseph did recognize his brother when they came before him.  Joseph remembered what his brother did to him held the youngest of the brothers in prison.  Joseph accused his brothers of being spies and made a deal with them that he would give them their provisions but one of the brothers had to stay behind in prison and they had to bring back their youngest brothers to prove that they her honest men.  Joseph actually wanted to see all his brothers.  Joseph didn’t want to reveal himself to his brothers because he wasn’t sure what they would do.  Joseph’s brothers went back to Canaan told their father, Jacob want had happen and that they had to brings Benjamin, their youngest brother to Egypt for the provisions they had received.  Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt with Benjamin.  Joseph couldn’t restrain himself any longer and revealed himself to his brothers.  Joseph told his brothers in Genesis 45: 4-8….And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt….  Joseph went with his brothers back to meet his father, Jacob.  Jacob’s family moved to Egypt so that they may enjoy God’s blessing He had given to Joseph.

What was God’s grand plan in the story of Joseph story?  God’s wanted to express to all of us that regardless of your gifts or whether you are favor with God or not God will never forsake you.  God will never leave you alone to deal with your problems in life, but we have to believe that God is on our side.  We have to believe that God is with us in good times as well as bad times.  Joseph committed no sin before God yet he was sold into slavery by his own brothers.  I wonder how many of us would have the kind of faith Joseph had.  In most case we would have been complaining how life is not fair or maybe God is dead.  So many of us don’t understand God is always in control.  They say that some people say where was God when evil things happen to people?  Where was God when the Jews went through the holocaust in Germany?  Where was God when the African-American were enslaved?  Where was God when the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan?  Where was God?  God was there still in control.  The fact is that mankind has two choices to do good or evil.  Mankind has these choices because God loves us and you don’t control people’s mind when you love them.  All people have to choose their own path in the world whether it is evil or good.  Again as I stated earlier God loses patience with the situation of our sins but not us as sinners.

The example of the Israelites is a display of a lack of faith in God as their sin.  God heard Israel’s cried for freedom from Egypt.  God sent Moses to free His people the Israelites.  Moses was once a part of Pharaoh’s court and was raise as his son and heir to the throne of Egypt.  However, Moses a Jew (which Moses didn’t know of his Jewish heritage) murdered a servant of Pharaoh and was banished from Pharaoh’s kingdom.  Moses found out about his Jewish heritage was residing in a distant land when God called Moses to free his people from Egypt.  Moses through many trials and tribulations in Egypt convince the Pharaoh to set free the Israelites.  But God harden Pharaoh’s heart and he came after the Israelites and Moses.  The Israelites were trapped between Pharaoh’s army and the Red Sea.  The Israelites complained to Moses saying we would have been better off staying in Egypt as slaves than dying as free people in the Red Sea.  Moses then stretched forth his staff and said see the salvation of the Lord and parted the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross over.  Just as the last Israelite cross over the sea closed their opening and drown Pharaoh’s army which had pursued the Israelites.  The Israelites still complained while they were on their journey to a promise land because they didn’t have enough food or water.  God provided a pillar which gave them food for drink for their journey.  Moses was instructed by God to go into Mt. Sinai to get the commandments for the people of Israel.  The Israelites while Moses was at Mt Sinai getting the commandments from God grew inpatient and made Arron Moses’s brother make a gold calf as a God for the Israelites to worship instead of God.  The result of this constant complaining before God left our God no choice but to banish that generation of Israelites from the promise land.  God made that generation of Israelites wonder in the wilderness forty years until they were all dead.  What was God grand plan in this example?  Simple left that generation of Israelites to lives as they choose in disbelief and sin.

The example of Job in the bible is a great example of a Christian’s faith in God.  In this example Job didn’t sin or place himself in situation where he was tempted to sin.  This was just a testament of love for God and the faith that God will never forsake us.  Job was stripped of all his flock and possessions as well as his health by the devil.  God allowed this to happen to prove a point to the devil.  The point God wanted to prove to the devil is that a person love for God has nothing to do with having great success in life.  Satan told God that the minute Job lost his possessions and his health he would curse God.  But this didn’t happen to Job he still kept his faith in God.  What was God’s grand plan in this example?  God’s point in this example was that no matter what happens to people who believe in God, God is still in control and will never forsake us.  Job could have curse God or complained about his faith in God but he love God and knew that God is good and God is love.  Most people think when they have or they are living a faithful like for God they will be immune to the things that happen to Job.  The worldly things are ruled by the devil not God and sometimes the devil can make things happen in our lives so that we could turn away from God.  But Satan is a deceiver and will use any weapon to entice us to turn away from God.

Jesus temptation in the wilderness was a testament of faith and obedience to God’s laws for all of us.  Jesus came as an example of what we in the flesh should be like as God’s followers.  Satan used every means to tempt Jesus to turn away from God.  But Jesus didn’t turn away from God and that means we should either.  I stated before in previous articles that we are in a spiritual warfare with the devil.  Our only defense is God’s love grace and mercy in us.  We must follow the word of God no matter what temptation come upon us which is God’s grand plan in this example.

Jesus was able to performed many miracles during his ministry on earth.  Martha and Mary was grieved that Jesus didn’t save their beloved brother, Lazarus from death.  Jesus himself was grieved that Martha came to him wondering why Jesus didn’t save their brother, Lazarus.  This is another example of having great faith in God promises.  Martha knew Jesus was great and could perform miracles but didn’t understand why Jesus didn’t come to her brother’s aid when he knew Lazarus was dying.  This is where we as Christians have blinding faith.  This is to say by blinding faith is that we have to know God is in control even when we don’t understand what God is doing.  We can’t explain everything that God does for us because most of the time we don’t that maturity of faith to understand God’s purpose.  Jesus as well as God wanted to prove they have power over death by which Jesus was able to resurrect Lazarus from death

The last example is when Jesus called out to his heaven, “My God, my God why have you forsaken me.”  This is a perfect example of what it is like to be totally separated from God.  This was the case as Jesus cried out for Jesus knew this would happen to him.  Jesus wasn’t crying out in disbelief or discuss He knew he was taking on all of our sins and in doing so at that moment he would be separated from his heavenly Father.  What was God’s grand plan in this example?  Very simple that mankind would be pardon for all of our sins.  Mankind will sin because we live in a sinful world but there is always hope because your heavenly Father will always forgive for your sins if you repent.  God has never lost patience with mankind only sins leave us absent from God’s grace, love, and mercy.

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Written by Kofi Baruti

 

WHAT IS GOD’S WORD IN YOUR EXISTENCE

In John 1:1,… In the beginning was the “Word”, and the “Word” was with God, and the “Word” was God….  Strictly speaking the “Word of God”, means Christ or God speaking to us.  The “Word of God” is our instructions guide on how we are to live as Christians.  You must study the “Word of God” in order to learn about who Christ or God is and why God created you.  I believe that everyone was created by God for a specific purpose.  What is God’s purpose in your life?  In this article we will not examine God’s purpose in your life, but we will explore why God created us.  Most people think God created us to serve Him and this is true.  However, beyond you serving God why did God give certain gifts or abilities to some people?  In this article we will explore what is God’s word in the purpose of our existence.  First, we were made in God’s image before the foundations of our world.  The bible says in Ephesians: 1: 3-6, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.  This scripture is referring to the redemption of Christ in us.  To redeem something or someone is to recover, pay off, rescue, or to save from a state of sinfulness and its consequences.  God’s knows that we were born in a sinful world but He made provisions for all of us before we were born.  God’s grace and love were already present before we even knew who God was.  God’s word tells us that we existed for his glory and blessing before we were born. 

What is the purpose of God’s word in our existence?  Our whole existence is based on whether God allows us the choice to serve Him, this means that God is all powerful and omnipotent. If we believe in this statement then we were all born to serve Him.  Our existence is a gift from God for we are gifts from God and to the world.  But there is a process in our existence with the word of God.  The word of God states in Ephesians: 1 7-14, In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both[a] which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who[b] is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory…. Jesus died for our sins so that we would not be slaves to our sins we committed.  Instead we have become slave to God and salvation for repenting of our sins for when we choose to serve Christ and follow his ways you are choosing the gift of your salvation.  God’s knows all your weaknesses and sins in past present and future.  God knows your heart.  You have in your existence the right to choose and follow the word of God.  God will never choose for you because he loves you and he has given you the gift of salvation.  Most people when they received a gift have a right to accept that gift or not.  In the same manner your very existence with God is whether you accept God’s gift of salvation through his grace, love mercy for you.

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Written by Kofi Baruti

 

“WILL OUR PARYERS BE ANSWERED?”

This is a question we often pounder about when we pray for ourselves or others. But is this a real question of our faith in Christ or our own abilities to make things happen in our lives. I want to start this article with a basic definition of prayer.   Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication. Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song.  Reading this definition of prayer we must explore the following aspects; a rapport with Christ or God, prayer as an object of worship, and our own connection with Christ or God through prayer.

We must first have some relationship with Christ or God in order to establish a prayer.  This means you have to believe that there is a God.  Your belief in God will begin to establish your relationship with Christ or God.  It really comes down to how committed you are about knowing as much as you can about Christ or God.  We all have different levels of understanding of Christ or God, but at the core is your true belief of the unknown as some people call it the “unknown”.  Your faith is the core to establishing your relationship or rapport with God!!!  The bible says in Hebrews 11:1, ……Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…..  Most Christians will tell you or witness that they have faith because what they experience as a result of them praying to Christ or God.  Their prayers (what they hoped for) were answered in a way they can’t explain (evidence of things not seen).  Our prayers some believe will only be answered when we have faith that Christ or God will answered them.  The rapport or your relationship with Christ or God begins with your faith in God.

Prayer as an object of worship is another aspect some believe will be the answer to our prayers.  Most people that of worship as going to church to worship Christ or God.  However, many churches set aside a day not of Sunday to have prayer intercession (this is prayer for others such as the sick of the church or certain members with problems).  This is one example of prayer as an object of worship.  Another example is when people go out of the church to pray for others.  Let’s say members of a church of believers in Christ or God go out and pray with the homeless, drug addicts, or prostitutes.  The bible states that Christ told his disciples in Matthew 18:20,…..For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them……  Many believe that there is power in numbers regarding prayer and the previous scripture confirms this.  Our prayers may be answered by the intercession of others such your church members.

Our connection with Christ or God is the last aspect we will explore.  Our connection with Christ or God is how we choose to pray to Christ or God.  Some pray through song by arranging or composing prayers to God through a song.  Others may choose to pray to Christ or God individually.  We may prayer for ourselves or others in church or at home.  We may pray for ourselves or others at work.  We may choose to pray for ourselves or others in our cars or anywhere we feel a connection with Christ or God.  Our connection to Christ or God is the expression of our faith that Christ or God will answer our prayer because we believe Christ loves us.  If you truly believe in the last statement then you know by faith that your prayers will be answered!!!!

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GOD’S GRACE IN THE MIRACLES OF OUR LIVES

God can perform miracles everyday and as for we know probably does.  There is another point that many people might ask.  Does God use us as agents of miracles in our lives?  The bible has many examples of God using people to as agents of miracles that are God has used regular people to proclaim his presence and power in our world.  One example is when Moses parted the Red Sea to escape Pharaoh’s army in Exodus 14:21-22,…..Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea: and the Lord caused the sea to go back strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land and the waters were divided.  So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left…… Another example is when Peter heal the lame man in Acts 3: 1 – 10……… Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him   Still another example is when God use Stephen one of the first deacons of the church of Christ in Acts 6:8,…… 8 And Stephen, full of faith[b] and power, did great wonders and signs among the people……..  God also worked through Ananias in Acts 9: 17-18…..17 And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus,[a] who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized. God worked through Paul to performed miracles in Acts 17:11-12,….11 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.  All these disciples and apostles God has use and I believe are still using as agents of miracles!!!!!

People however, get confused and may think that they are performing these miracles themselves.  This is a misguided thinking of how God works in our lives.  God performs the miracle through you and that miracle can only be done through God.  We ourselves are incapable of performing miracles such as healing the sick, or casting out demons from people.  Jesus was a man of fresh but his birth was an immaculate conception.  Jesus was so name Emmanuel (meaning God with us).  Jesus was able to performed miracles because he was God in the fresh.  The disciple of Jesus Christ can be used as agents of miracles in our world to show God’s love, grace and power.  You should never think that you are an ordinary person when you join the church of Christ.  God I believe has a purpose for you in his kingdom here on earth as well as in heaven.  The challenge for all of us is what has God have in store for me in his kingdom?

There are several aspects you need to explore in order to answer the question of what God has in store for you in his kingdom.  The first aspect is your love of Christ!!!!  This aspect is probably the most important aspect you will have to explore.  If you love Christ with all your heart and all your mind you are heading in the right direction as to how God will use you in his Kingdom.  What I am talking about is how do you feel about God or Christ?  Do you go to church often or how often do you read the word of God, the bible?  The reason why love is so important is that when you love something or someone you want to please that something or someone.  There has to be a willingness on your part to be open to God’s love.  This willingness I am speaking of is in trusting something or someone.  The next aspect is your commitment to God plan in your life (and yes God does have a plan for your life of which is why he created you).  Many people may even know what God’s plan in their life but are unwilling to do it.  There may be many reasons for this unwillingness from fear of failure to just a lack of confidence in one’s self.  The Christ however, must always remember God love you more that you love yourself and would never put any task before you can’t handle.  Another aspect is your understanding of God’s plan in your life.  This may take you time for you to accomplish this task.  You may have to pray about getting an understanding about God’s plan in your life.  You will have to study the word of God also in order to understand God’s plan for your life.  Still another important aspect is have a pray life where you are praying for God to guide you in all phases of your life. Another very important aspect is obedience to God’s plan.  This is just a real test of you true faith God.  The last important aspect is patience.  We all are sometimes very impatience with God when he is moving or doing things in our life.

The miracles in which God chooses to work in our lives may be major events of the world or just little miracles in our own lives as well as our friends and relatives.  There are people like Martin Luther King who came into the world and agents of change in love and well as suffering.  Dr. King changed the racial thinking of the South as well as the nation of America and the world through his non-violent movement.  You and I may have little miracles in our daily lives such as a local organization we may have started to helped troubled youth in our community.  We may work in a ministry in the church that provides a great need in your community. Regardless of the scale in which these miracles are performed through God through you they would not even happen if you were not created by God to perform them.  In conclusion you should never count yourself as insufficient in God church or Kingdom because we were all wonderfully made.

 

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