God’s Intervention

Before July 2009, my life was trials of tribulations that polluted my inner soul. But today, I’m making wonderful memories under the watchful eyes of the Lord Jesus. How did a miracle save my life? How do miraculous incidents occur, and are they real?

As I go into uncharted territory, let’s look at those involved in near-fatal accidents. Perhaps a soft voice told the victim to hold on, or an unknown soothing touch of a hand cradled their head while assuring help is on its way. This happened to my wife in her car accident. Some people proclaim they met a man in the light of a tunnel. Others are pronounced dead when someone told them to go back because it wasn’t their time. Was this a man, or an angel, or the same person in all the above cases? Was it God’s intervention in these lives?

I often hear deists, and even some Christians say, “There is no such thing as miracles. Is it just something written in the Bible, or only performed when Jesus was alive?” How many unexplained events happen in the world today? Who made them happen? Was it just a fluke, or do you think you have a better scientific explanation?

Miracles didn’t stop after the Bible was written! They happen every day, and we read about them in the newspapers and social media. God can only perform these supernatural acts, not humans.

The New Testament translates miracles as signs that God uses to point to Himself. Some examples in the Bible include:

The blind were made to see (John 9:1-7), and the lame to walk (Acts 3:1-10). They became followers of Jesus.

The resurrection of Christ became the basis of Christianity.

Jesus turned water into wine (John 2:1-11).

Jesus’ light blinded Saul of Tarsus and became God’s Apostle.

Jesus calmed a ferocious storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:23-27).

The miracles of Christ were never denied during early Christianity. Even ancient enemies admitted that Jesus did certain extraordinary deeds as an intervention. John said Jesus did so many “works” that the world could not contain the number of books should all of them be recorded (John 21:25).

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Miracles are God’s way of communicating with mankind, and they remain so in today’s times. He puts in place a miraculous act to draw you closer to Him. I know it’s hard to conceive, but the Lord can rescue the insignificant, such as myself, and make him His servant. Many people share their personal experiences of being anointed to do God’s holy work, especially after He worked a miracle in their life. Yes, miracles still happen!

We are nearing Easter, the holiest event in Christianity. Jesus hung on the cross, accepting our sin, but he rose from the dead three days later. This was the greatest miracle because, against all the odds, He rose from the dead. His disciples and others encountered Him during His ascension of forty days. His resurrection gives all people hope their suffering will lead to joy.

Are you so focused on the problems of this world, or your life, that you are missing out on the greatest joy you will ever receive – one of His miracles? Maybe the Lord sees you floundering and knows you need a sign. Do not close your eyes, for He is always watching and there to protect you.

A Special Prayer:

Today, as a nation, we pray to you, Father, for an intervention. We’ve come to pass where an Ebenezer is our hope, and only Your grace can save us, Lord. Though the storm clouds deter the heavens, we know in our heart You hear us calling for help. We need a miracle, Lord Jesus! Give us a miracle and protect us from the pandemic spreading across the world. Amen.

God’s intervention is our hope today.


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Spiritual Happiness

Much is written about joy in the Bible. Jesus spoke of being joyful unto His Father, later transcribed to, “Be joyful unto the Lord.” As we face disillusions and fears, of either, we endure many hardships. I, too, have these familiar symptoms, but God always remains constant in my mind. These words resonate in my mind, “Bring Me your woes and do not worry for I will help you with your inspirational battles.”

Unforeseen problems arise in the worldly pressures and obligations that meet us, not greet us, at every doorstep. Life, sometimes, can appear to be short-lived… unless your faith asks God for a special blessing and miracle. Some have experienced God at His best as unfortunate events end with a silver lining.

I often write of my sordid past life, but I glance back at those times and realize God intervened in my life. Today’s blog, however, is not about me, but the one I’m closest to, my wife. This young, vibrant, and outgoing woman, plagued with a virtue of grief and sadness in the past few months, almost lost her life in a car accident twenty-five years ago. The doctors just diagnosed her with heart failure as a repercussion of the injuries.

In disbelief, we took part in many tests and things seemed questionable, but nevertheless, okay… until the last test screening. It confirmed her life might be terminal. I can’t say how one prepares to die, except to “live life like there’s no tomorrow”… and so we did, in apprehension. With no other choice, I fought for the spiritual happiness of both of us. I walked on pins and needles, often hearing the crunch of eggshells. I was too frightened to speak much, so I stayed in constant prayer. Following my blog called Faith for Two, I knew only God would see us through this dilemma.

Matthew 6:25-27

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

The day arrived for her medical procedure, and hopefully, it would not become an open-heart decision. I watched the love of my life that morning, and I observed her quietly whispering, “Goodbye, mommy loves you” to her favorite parrot of twenty-seven years. I read her last words, “No food or drink after midnight,” as she prepared herself for a procedure which could end her life. It would have been easier to move a mountain than to keep her spirits positive. I maintained my strong convictions and stayed where I knew God wanted me to be – in prayer. Only my Lord Jesus could restore that which would destroy her many years ago.

In the lobby, in front of the doors to the operating room, I kissed her goodbye. Keeping up our spiritual happiness, I told her,” I’ll see you for lunch.” With tears in her eyes, we prayed it was not our last forever kiss. I needed to go to God! Father bless her and keep her in your arms, my dear Lord.

The wait seemed like an eternity. I took a seat beside a minister, and we shared our own hearts. The door at last opened, and a doctor in scrubs called out my name, “BICKS.” He took me into a quiet room and invited me to sit beside him on the couch. I had my faith until the moment he elected to move closer to me.

“She’s all clear, Mr. Bicks,” he said. “We found no blockages, and she’s as good as new.” My sweet love, who worried for five months of dying, was born again to the likeness of the sweet, little girl I remembered thirty-two years ago. She will live! Thank You, Jesus!

A curious thought crossed my mind. Two weeks ago, the cardiologist saw the blockage in a scan, and now it doesn’t exist!? Was this one of God’s miracles? You decide…

It has been six days now, and I see a glow where worry over-shadowed her face. A renewed life called spiritual happiness far exceeds a biblical joy. Saved by grace, quite literally, His miracle child is born again. There is no greater gift than the gift of life; and when death comes calling, defying Satan’s force is a miracle!

Living in a spiritual realm of happiness, where no pressure or problems exist, can be conquered when we reach out in faith. A great example of this in the bible was the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people on five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14:15-21 and Luke 9:12-17). It is called the marvel of God’s healing hands, just as He did to my wife.

We read the miraculous stories of defying doctors’ diagnoses, but until it happens to you, we shun it with some other explanation. The Lord’s greatest feat was saving my wife’s life, and not once but twice; she put her heart and soul close enough for Him to heal her with His touch.

May I suggest we armor ourselves in prayer each morning to maintain spiritual happiness? Don’t identify with suffering, loss, or sickness. Remain steadfast in our Lord’s word, and He will calm every facet of your life. Today, my wife and I wake with a smile and a good-morning kiss, for God came to bless us with another anointed day. Our spiritual happiness is more than we ever asked for, and it is all because we serve our Almighty Savior.


NOTE FROM ANNE BICKS:

I would like to sincerely thank everyone for your cards, love, and support through this difficult time. Your kindness means the world to me! God bless you all!


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Don’t be surprised!

You shouldn’t be surprised;
They will be unexpected;
I mean your blessings;
Your blessings will come,
But will be unexpected;
When you will be expecting them,
They will not come;
When you will not be expecting them,
That is when they will come;
They will flow in like a river;
That is how
Your miracle will happen;
Don’t be surprised
When it does;
It will fall like from heaven;
God’s ways are mysterious.
He is a mighty God;
Things which you cannot imagine,
Are the things he does;
And with great ease;
All the ease you can imagine.
A God of all possibilities.
Don’t be surprised
By the marvels he does.

Miracles happen everyday

Miracles happen;
Miracles keep happening;
Miracles happen everyday;
They happen under our noses;
They happen in our lives;
They happen to us;
You only need to see;
Open your eyes widely enough,
And you will see them;
It’s not just one miracle
It’s not just once in a while;
It’s not just a few miracles;
It’s lots of miracles
That happen;
Yes, miracles happen;
Miracles are happening now
Even as we talk.
Miracles happen everyday.

God can make you anything

Don’t miss these great facts:
God can make you anything;
God can make you a superstar;
God can make you great;
God can make you a legend;
He does what He likes;
And His ways are miraculous;
You don’t see
How what He does is possible;
But he does it;
You don’t see
That what He does is possible;
But he does is;
You don’t see
Why what He does is possible;
But he does it;
The things
That are impossible
To us, He does them
With ease;
Go to Him without fear,
Without doubt;
With faith,
And confidence;
What you want to do
Is not impossible to Him,
If you bring him in;
And make him
Your Senior Partner.
Take it from me;
He will make you a superstar.

A series of coincidences!

Dear friends,

How are you all doing?  I hope you are learning something new everyday from life. I, for my part, get my lessons when I least expect them.

Just now, I was browsing the TV channels and came across a movie that I like.  So, I decided to watch it for some time before getting back to my work.

The story is about a wife who forgets her identity (i.e who she really was) as she is busy taking care of her family before one of her friends reminds her of the person she used to be in college.  So while trying to motivate her to be her old self again and to start dreaming again, the friend tells her a very powerful line:

“Your dream is your signature!!”

I went numb hearing those words.  All of a sudden I could see all the possibilities my one dream could have for me and for the world around me.  I kept thinking about the line again and again and every time I thought about it, I felt a shiver in my body.  It was such a deep thought.  The line had the power to change the destiny of anybody who believed in it.  I felt so powerful!

I had tears in my eyes. I went numb and my mind just took a different route and started dreaming.  I went into a zone of dreaming and then came back just in time to hear the second line which again blew my mind:

“I am 36 years old.”

Why does that matter to me? Well no points for guessing! I am 36 at the moment.  So what was this? A message for me? A sign?

I have seen this movie many times before but I never felt like this before. You know why? It is because back then, I was not sure what my dream was.  I had no idea about what I wanted to do with my life. I was struggling to know what I wanted to do, what I wanted to be. But in the last few days I somehow knew what I wanted to do with my life and now I got this message. It further confirmed my thoughts that I was on the right path.

Such experiences are called “Moments of Grace” according to Neale Donald Walsch in his book “When God Steps in, Miracles Happen” which happens to be a book that I am currently reading (a third coincidence!).

So let me now connect the dots here – I read a book on miracles which says that  we all experience “Moments of Grace” in our lives when our questions (the questions will mostly be the ones that are most important to us at those particular moments of our lives) are answered through our experiences, through people, through books etc. (in my case it was a line from a movie).

I have no words to write about this anymore.  I am blabbering while trying to connect everything and understand the huge moment I just had.

Has this ever happened to you?  Do let me know your experiences and what do you feel about such experiences.

Love,

Rashmi

You haven’t seen anything yet

Your miracle has happenend
Hasn’t it?
Your miracle has just happened;
The miracle you have prayed for,
And waited for,
And hoped for,
Has just happened
Under your very eyes;
Yes, miracles do happen;
Miracles do occur;
God does it for they who put
Their trust in Him;
He has done it for you;
He has shown himself to you;
He has shown you he loves you;
That He never fails
They who put their trust in Him;
He invites you to trust Him more;
To rely on him fully;
To surrender everything to him;
Have you got the message?
And are you paying heed to it?
So favoured you are.
Put your full trust in Him;
The miracles you see,
Have only begun;
You haven’t seen anything yet.

Let’s talk miracles

Tell me what you think
About miracles;
Some say miracles do occur;
And ask: who doesn’t know
Miracles do occur?
They say miracles, in fact,
Do occur and are common;
They say many miracles have occured;
And many of them to you;
But if you don’t have eyes
To see miracles,
You will not see them.
Tell me what you say;
They say you need eyes
For miracles
To see miracles;
That you need a mind
For miracles
To see miracles;
That you need to believe
In miracles
To see miracles;
That those who don’t believe
In miracles
Call miracles good luck;
But those who believe
In miracles
Call what some call good luck miracles.
Are you aware?
Tell me what you think
About miracles.
Let’s talk miracles.