Everyday Miracles

ByAngie

Everyday Miracles

Okay, I know we are all guilty of this. Sure, there are mothers out there who are not. However, the simple fact that you are reading this post right now tells me you don’t fit into that small lump of women. What am I talking about?

Putting yourself last.

Diania snapped this photo of me at church last Sunday evening. I'm still not sure why no one would let me pray with them during the altar call... Their loss.

For some of you, it may just be a few areas in your life. For me, it’s ALL areas. My laundry is done last, my doctor’s appointments are put off and then cancelled, my preferences take a back seat to that of my family’s, and my kids are always dressed cute while my husband is looking handsome and I look like some hobo clown that broke in and photo bombed the family photo.

A few weeks ago I decided something needed to change. I told my husband that for my birthday next month I wanted to get my hair cut. Nothing special, just cut. “No problem!” he replied! But the biggest dilemma was that I desperately needed clothes. I’ve had 3 babies in less than 3 1/2 years. As a result I’ve put on weight and my structure has changed. (We’ll leave it at that, sounds nicer.) To say “I need a few things” is an understatement.

Last week I prayed two separate times for new clothes. Just twice. I didn’t mention my prayers to anyone, though I’m sure my need was obvious to those who looked upon me. I figured all I really needed was 2 or 3 outfits to rotate when I need to leave the house looking decently. We’re talking bare necessities here. I decided I would save up some pennies and either hit up some yard sales or visit a few thrift stores next month. In the mean time, I stopped praying. I thought of all of those in worse situations and felt as though I was being ungrateful. I would just make do with what I had.

Then yesterday I received a call from one of my closest friends, Crystal. Her parents own a dry cleaning business and was visiting them at their store. She wanted to know what size clothing I wear. I couldn’t imagine why, and while I did NOT want to admit to my skinny mini friend what my large size was, I answered the question. She then went on to tell me that a customer had recently lost a great deal of weight and asked her Dad to find someone that could use the clothes. To say I was shocked and excited is an understatement. Today I went through the clothes. All name brands. Really nice things, for all seasons. We’re not talking about a few things, we’re talking about an entire wardrobe. Most amazing thing of all? Each item fits perfectly. Nothing too big or too small.

My God Provides!!!

Another everyday miracle: The fact that these kids all sat long enough to take this photo.

It is the everyday miracles like this that prove that God loves his children. The need for clothing, having children all nap at once so Mom can pray, the weather being just right so the family can get out and go for a walk, talking to the right representative on an important call, the kids getting along, the wrinkles on a baby’s foot, being treated to a nice dinner, and so many other ways. Now don’t get me wrong: terminal illnesses being healed and such are proof also. But the fact that God knew the need even though it wasn’t necessarily needed to survive and fulfilled the prayer speaks volumes. He loves me so much that he didn’t want me to be embarrassed when I leave the house. He knew that I needed just a smidgen of attention to refresh my appearance so that I could better care for my family.

If God cares so much about our everyday problems to perform everyday miracles, imagine what else he can do? Instead of looking at the big problems in your life, look at the little miracles. The everyday works that God does for you. Never forget to say “thank you”, and have faith. He’s not done with us yet!

About the author

Angie editor

Angie, a mother of 5, currently lives in the Inland Empire area of Southern California with her husband of 19 years, Bobby, & 4 of their children. She is a non-custodial mother of 1 that lives with her during the Summer. Angie is a stay at home mom, homeschooling all 3 of her younger children. (She plans to homeschool her children through high school graduation.) She'll be the first to admit she is human & full of flaws. Every day she praises God for His grace & mercy on her life. She's lived in 5 different states, loves to craft & sew, and is what you would call a "Disney Geek" since birth. Dreaming of one day returning to school, her free time is spent studying and attempting to play piano. If you have any questions or for any other reason need to contact someone about this blog, she is the one to contact. You can email her at Angie (at) RaisingStickyHands (dot) com.

  • This blog is an absolute God-send. I SO needed to hear of God’s faithful provision for each of His children, at the exact point of each one’s need. I know these things in my mind because God has proven Himself faithful over and over in my life, but in my weakness I so easily forget. Rejoicing with you on your beautiful new wardrobe, and rejoicing in our God who IS faithful!

  • This blog is an absolute God-send. I SO needed to hear of God’s faithful provision for each of His children, at the exact point of each one’s need. I know these things in my mind because God has proven Himself faithful over and over in my life, but in my weakness I so easily forget. Rejoicing with you on your beautiful new wardrobe, and rejoicing in our God who IS faithful!

  • This blog is an absolute God-send. I SO needed to hear of God’s faithful provision for each of His children, at the exact point of each one’s need. I know these things in my mind because God has proven Himself faithful over and over in my life, but in my weakness I so easily forget. Rejoicing with you on your beautiful new wardrobe, and rejoicing in our God who IS faithful!

  • This blog is an absolute God-send. I SO needed to hear of God’s faithful provision for each of His children, at the exact point of each one’s need. I know these things in my mind because God has proven Himself faithful over and over in my life, but in my weakness I so easily forget. Rejoicing with you on your beautiful new wardrobe, and rejoicing in our God who IS faithful!

    • I’m so glad you were blessed Sara! God is so good, isn’t he?

  • This blog is an absolute God-send. I SO needed to hear of God’s faithful provision for each of His children, at the exact point of each one’s need. I know these things in my mind because God has proven Himself faithful over and over in my life, but in my weakness I so easily forget. Rejoicing with you on your beautiful new wardrobe, and rejoicing in our God who IS faithful!

  • This blog is an absolute God-send. I SO needed to hear of God’s faithful provision for each of His children, at the exact point of each one’s need. I know these things in my mind because God has proven Himself faithful over and over in my life, but in my weakness I so easily forget. Rejoicing with you on your beautiful new wardrobe, and rejoicing in our God who IS faithful!

    • I’m so glad you were blessed Sara! God is so good, isn’t he?

  • WELL GLORY!!!!! GOD IS SO AMAZING AND THERE ARE JUST NO WORDS … NO WORDS…

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    WELL GLORY!!!!! GOD IS SO AMAZING AND THERE ARE JUST NO WORDS … NO WORDS…