28 In Faith/ Glimpses

The God Of Miracles // Glimpses Link Up

I won a CD a while back that has been ministering to my heart in such a powerful way. Kari Jobe’s The Garden is full of intimate and soul searching lyrics that are bringing healing to my wounded heart. One of the songs that I’ve been reflecting on this past week is Miracles. It’s one thing to talk about miracles and even believe that God did what the Bible says He did, but it’s another thing completely to believe that the God of miracles wants to perform miracles on our own behalf.

As the seasons of life ebb and flow, I’ve been rocked to my core and have spent a lot of time soul searching and reaching for God while praying for miracles in my own life. There are a couple of things that have transpired over the last couple of weeks that have me so frustrated and worn out. I’ve found myself asking that question, “Really God, haven’t we gone through enough?” And then I feel guilty because even though my own circumstances appear to have me in dire straights and our need is great, I know so many others who are fighting greater battles and need even greater miracles.

I am thankful for a God who doesn’t draw names out of hat to decide who to bless. Rather, it’s all about His timing. He cares for the needs of all, whether financial, emotional, physical or spiritual. He doesn’t weigh your need against mine and decide who gets the miracle. And although God doesn’t always answer prayer the way I would hope, He always answers. I may not fully understand, but the question is, will I continue to trust Him?

I may not fully understand, but will I continue to trust Him? #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

So yes, I need some miracles. My body is tired and my mind is worn out. But I don’t want to stop asking for God to move on my behalf. I want to choose to believe that He really is the God of miracles and is waiting and willing to perform miracles on my behalf and on behalf of those I love. 

Take a few moments to listen to this song an be blessed.

Are you believing God for a miracle today? I would love for you to share with me so that I can be praying for you.

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #371-380

371.   Uninterrupted sleep.
372.  Breathing in grace and exhaling worry.
373.  One more day of tax appointments at the office.
374.  The colorful weeds in my yard.
375.  Celebrating a friend’s graduation from Chiropractic College.
376.  Catching up with a good friend over dinner.
377.  Words of life spoken by way of declarations.
378.  Celebrating my son’s 23rd birthday with the family at Fenton’s Ice Cream Parlor.
379.  Watching my grandson’s eyes open wide as they brought out his ice cream.
380.  Getting ahead on the homeschool planning.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

Blooming lavender in a field at sunset in Provence, FranceIt is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley
    March 27, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Great song! I agree, it is sometimes easier to believe that God will do miracles for others than for ourselves, especially if we find ourselves waiting a long time. I wrote about this too today.
    So true that it comes down to trusting God even when we don’t understand.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      I loved your post Lesley. It pairs perfectly with my own thoughts. I hope you have a great week!

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    Michele Morin
    March 27, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Yes, He always answers. I’ve been reminded lately that our time in the wilderness isn’t isolation from God, but, rather isolation TO God in which some of the distractions that woo us away from Him are stripped away and we run to Him with our need.

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      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      You always lead me to so much more truth Michele. Thank you! Have a beautiful week.

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    Natalie Ogbourne
    March 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Will I continue to trust? It’s an honest and important question, especially when we don’t understand.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up Natalie! I look forward to reading your post.

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    jodie filogomo
    March 27, 2017 at 5:43 am

    It’s amazing how certain songs can really speak to us, Barbie!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      So true, Jodie! I wish I could listen to music all day. Have a blessed week.

  • Reply
    June
    March 27, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Lord, please touch my friend. Barbie. Refresh her mind and her soul with a deep and knowing love from Your right hand. Help her to be calm in the waiting for her perfect miracle and to embrace the blessings that come each and every day. In Jesus name, Amen.

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      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      I love you June. I so appreciate your prayers! Thank you.

  • Reply
    Wanda
    March 27, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful song Barbie. At different seasons I find that I have certain songs on constant repeat because they really minister to me.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Wanda, it’s so good to see you! Yes, I have many songs going through my head and on repeat these days. Blessings!

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    ~Karrilee~
    March 27, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Believing with you for the miracles you are praying for! Body, Mind, Soul… wholeness and healing in every area of need! Love you, friend! (And yes… LOVE this song!) xoxo

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      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Thank you friend!

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    Anita Ojeda
    March 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Amen! It’s not about God answering my prayers the way I want them answered, it’s about asking him to teach me how to pray for what his heart is in the matter (which is a much more difficult prayer–but one he will always answer).

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Oh yes, so true. Even though we know God’s ways are best, it is hard to voice that prayer at times. Thanks for stopping by Anita!

  • Reply
    Trudy
    March 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

    You have encouraged my heart, Barbie. With this message and Kari Jobe’s song. Thank you! I pray God will give you His all-sufficient grace for each day! Love and hugs!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      So thankful to have been able to encourage you Trudy! Have a blessed week.

  • Reply
    Lisa notes
    March 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Oh, that sounds like a powerful CD. I love Kari Jobe’s music. This is so true: “It’s one thing to talk about miracles and even believe that God did what the Bible says He did, but it’s another thing completely to believe that the God of miracles wants to perform miracles on our own behalf.” I claim that for myself as well. Thanks for your vulnerability here, Barbie. Praying for each of us to trust Him in deeper and deeper ways.

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      Barbie
      March 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you Lisa!

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    Mary Geisen
    March 28, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Yes I believe. Our series at church right now is The God of Miracles. I love this —->I am thankful for a God who doesn’t draw names out of hat to decide who to bless. Rather, it’s all about His timing. I ma holding onto that truth in my own life.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Love your visits Mary! Have a blessed weekend.

  • Reply
    Joy Lenton
    March 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Barbie, it helps me to remember it’s not the size of our miracle that matters but the size of our God. I believe those seemingly small answers to prayer are no less a miracle than the huge, amazing, inspiring, obvious ones. May you rest in His all-sufficiency for your every need, His tremendous love for you and your family and His heart’s desire to comfort, encourage bless you and answer your prayers, even when it might not look like you imagined it might be. God is faithful. Your words (and the lovely song you shared) have encouraged me to believe for better in our own intractable situations. Thank you, friend! xo <3

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      Barbie
      March 31, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      So thankful that you were encouraged Joy. You encourage me as well. Blessings!

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    Ruth
    March 28, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I love this statement: “He doesn’t weigh your need against mine and decide who gets the miracle.” How often have we heard someone put God in a box, with the idea that He isn’t big enough or strong enough or caring enough to help billions of people all at the same time? And, truth be told, how often have we been that person of little faith? Our feeble minds cannot even begin to fathom how vast are the thoughts of God in the here and now and in the perfect carrying out of His perfect plans for so many people.
    “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
    If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
    When I awake, I am still with You.” Psalm 139:17,18 NASB

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 31, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Psalm 139 is a constant comfort to me. Thank you for your encouragement Ruth!

      • Reply
        Ruth
        March 31, 2017 at 8:15 pm

        🙂 🙂 <3

        I'm reminded of a song from Psalm 8:1. It goes like this:

        Oh LORD, our Lord, how excellent Your name is,
        How excellent Your name in all the earth.
        Your glory fills the heavens beyond the highest star!
        How excellent Your name in all the earth!

        • Reply
          Barbie
          April 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm

          Thank you Ruth!

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