When people don’t see God working around them, it’s because they’ve ignored or denied God’s working within them. Begin to notice the miracles happening in your own heart as God lovingly tries to steer you toward Himself and away from self-destruction.
Free will is either a myth or a miracle. If you truly have the ability to make choices, that’s supernatural, not programming. Free will demonstrates that you can make choices that aren’t determined by the physiological make-up of your brain. To allow yourself to have no sense of the miraculous is to miss out on much wonder, awe, and inspiration.
A physical miracle can get your attention, but a miraculous change in your heart is greater because it will turn your life around. If you’re stuck in a damaging desire, a tormenting thought, a fearful feeling, or a bad behavior you need an inner miracle. In humility, kindness, and simplicity we often encounter the miraculous.
Aha! A great idea isn’t always the result of a rational process. Often, it’s an inner miracle of supernatural revelation. Hope when things look bad, faith when life feels like it’s falling apart, peace in an emotional storm–those are inner miracles! Perhaps people who say they have no time for the miraculous neglect to notice that being aware of time is itself miraculous because nature itself isn’t conscious of time.
If it wasn’t for an undeserved inner strength that comes to assist my own effort and ability, I would have little mental health. In a moment (at age 19) I was forever changed as I heard someone describe the amazing way Jesus had changed him. Reading the Bible with an open heart helps me see miracles in history, but also the miracles happening around me and within me.
Laws and commandments can change behavior, but they can’t change a human heart. It takes the miracle of caring and compassion to do that. Science can explain much about how nature works, but it’s a mystery how nature works to inspire and refresh the human heart.
When Christianity ignores the direct and ongoing working of God in human hearts, it becomes just another religious philosophy. To be a Christian is to be miraculously restored to a relationship with the Creator thru the blood of Christ and empowered to follow and obey Him.
Much that we consider
To be mundane
Because it’s familiar