Dearly Beloved,

Last month, I wrote about a miracle that God was orchestrating around the life of my nephew, Joshua Allen.  Joshua fell from a third story window onto a concrete pad.  Not only did he survive, but he is enjoying life today like the accident never happened.  Along the way, God did many things to show His compassion and strength.  You can read the whole story by clicking here.  As promised, here are my reflections on a few of things we learned along the way.

  1. God is still in the miracle business.  It is one way He shows us His glory.  He also uses it to get our attention, draw us closer together and increase our faith.  Please don’t let Satan, the world, your flesh, or some well intentioned teacher convince you otherwise.  Think about it this way:  Why would God limit Himself to miracles in the first century when He knew we would need to see His mighty hand at work in these perilous times?
  2. God is preparing the church in America for an outpouring of grace.  There are many indications of this (e.g., prayer houses, city transformations).  What I like to call “the Joshua Miracle” has brought this home for my family.  I believe God intended it as a message to my fellowship; and for anyone else that witnessed it.  There are no coincidences for God children.  Now is the time to ask God what He wants to do in and through you.  He is no respecter of person.  He has plans to use each of us for His glory.  Transformation is a command (Romans 12:2).  Pray for Him to allow repentance of our unbelief and idolatry to the American Dream.
  3. God really is impossible to figure out.  I don’t know why He allowed Joshua to fall; and I don’t know why He chose to save his life.  I do know that asking Him why is not as profitable as asking Him how He wants me to respond.  What part can I play in giving Him glory?  How can I serve Him by serving others?  These are questions I could have asked even if Joshua had died, because He has overcome death, and promises to work all things to the good of those that love Him and are called to His purpose (Romans 8:28).  This raises a key question for each of us in this day:  Do you trust Him with everything?

In the end, it all comes down to trust, humility and obedience – motivated by love for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  I believe with all my heart that the Christians who pursue these things will find themselves in a relationship with God that includes His miracles on a very regular basis.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.  (2 Chronicles 16:9)

 Dying to experience His glory,