Friday, February 13, 2009

Expecting a Miracle

I'm just going to put something out here. Yesterday afternoon I received yet another piece of information that just caused me to shake. Fear, concern, worry all those fun things I have to fight began to come up and consume me. My thoughts were all over the place.

I am always honored to pray for people, it's something I don't take lightly, but yesterday for whatever reason that one thing just about sent me over the edge. I kept asking God why. Why are these people, good people, God loving people going through this?

As Chad and the girls left for Karate I decided that I was going to just sit with the Lord. I poured out my heart and then closed my mouth. It was silent. No t.v., no music, no computer. No thoughts. And I waited.

It wasn't long and I began to remember the lyrics to a song from my childhood. First, it was the tag from the chorus.

"I expect a miracle."

Then another word..I could hear it, but the lyrics weren't coming back in order.


I was taken back to my childhood and remembered playing that record (as in vinyl) in our playroom. We just about wore out that Bill and Gloria Gaither kids collection. :)


I sat trying hard to remember the lyrics that matched the melody I was humming.

"intervention of God"

Yes God that is what we need. What our friends need, what we ALL need.

I felt released to get up and finish dinner preparations. It was still bugging me that I could not match up these words with the melody, but I kept humming the melody and plugging in the words I could remember.

About the time my meatloaf came out of the oven it hit.

I anticipate the inevitable,
supernatural intervention of God.
I expect a miracle.
I expect a miracle.

Today, I am expecting a miracle. I'm already thanking God for it. I just believe that today He is going to show Himself. We've already had a sweet time this morning and I can't wait to spend the rest of the day anticipating His move.

On a different note:

Thanks mom and dad for keeping Christian music in our home growing up. (and for letting us play it loud in the playroom) Who would have thought that MANY years later, the lyrics to a fun dance around the playroom song would become my theme song.

Also...if you think about it..please pray for my mom today. She is having joint replacement in one of her fingers today. Not fun....:) Surgery is at 11:00....thanks!


Leah said...

I will be praying for your mom. Let us know how she does.

Don't you just love it when God uses those things from WWWAAYYYY back when to encourage you??


Three Fold Cord said...

Praying for you!!

Fran said...

I absolutely love it when God brings up something from our past to bless us.

I'm praying for you, and for your momma this morning.

Love you Steph!

Still Learning said...

Amen to that post! We all just need to pray for each other more and sit and listen for Him. I just love reading about your time with the Lord and how he works in you. I believe He hears your prayers and what better help can you give but to whisper in the ear of God a need for a friend or your own mom. I hope she comes through beautifully and for your friends as well (myself included ha ha!).


Patty said...


I love it and I am expecting that miracle for you and the other situation you mentioned and for our family! Just what I needed today!

Praying for you and your mom!

Love you,

Melinda said...

When I was growing up, I had the same music leader every year for VBS. She fairly GLOWED with the love of Jesus and every one of us kids felt like she loved us best. There are still times that I wake up singing one of those songs, or the Lord will bring one to mind, beautiful in its simplicity, to drive home a powerful truth.

Indeed, BLESSINGS on ALL the parents who filled and are filling their kids' lives with the Word through music.

Love you Steph,

Heather C said...

Praying for your mom... please keep us "posted" ;-)

I love when God speaks to us so clearly... and the way He rewards us when we will learn to choose the better part as Mary did, and sit at His feet... LISTENING. So often I'm full of words, and I spend so much time TALKING that I don't hear from Him. But when I will hush my spirit to just be still and know that He is God -- God intervenes. :)

Holly said...

Praying for you, too, dear friend!

Love you much in Jesus, the Miracle Maker!


connorcolesmom said...

Praying foryour mom - hope she recovers well!
Have a great weekend

Haley said...

What is a record? I've never heard of that..

I'll be praying! My heart is heavy as well because of 2 different situations. I love it when I think of a song that encourages me! That's why I love music so much!!! Love you!

And just so you know, I KNOW what a record is :-)I was just messing with you! lol Although, I don't think that I would know how to use one to be honest!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

God is so good!!! You are such an encouragement!
Much love,

Sheryl said...

what great words to that song! i needed to hear that. our family needs a miracle and i am finding it harder to stand in faith, believing for it!

love your blog.