2 Corinthians 5:19-20“that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”
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Miracle. Yes they do exist, I’m living proof. (This picture is a miracle just for the fact that my cat Oreo didn’t burn down the house!) And miracles happen by the hand of God. Period. If its done in any other name other than Christ, run! Run as fast as you can because there just false prophets trying to make a little cash. When I say I’m a miracle I mean it, just for the fact that I shouldn’t even be here today sharing my story. Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing is impossible with God, I found that out first hand.
But why is it so hard to believe in miracles? For one, they come from God and His name is offensive(and pornography isn’t?) People have a hard time believing in the Living God just for the fact if they do, they won’t be able to live the way they want to. Selfishness and self-centeredness witch the world pours down our throat is the only way to live. The world will have you believe that “you” are the most important thing and the world revolves around you. Lies! All Lies! Just for the fact that living for yourself is the most hollow way to live, and most pathetic, trust me I lived it for years.
In this life that God has blessed me with, I’ve been witness to several miracles but the one that always chokes me up is when I see a new person in sobriety starting to “get it”, or in other words, admit their powerless and needs help. Or when a hopeless drunkard that thought all was lost, surpasses everyone’s expectations by accumulating a year of sobriety, and starts to see life bright again. And talking about miracles what about the guys with 20+ years of sobriety, when they only had a penny and toothpick to start with. Everyone of these are miracle that no one can define. By all rights, the drunkard had been written of and thrown to the wolves.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s the quality of sobriety that matters, not the quantity, because I have met some people with long term sobriety that I wouldn’t give a nickel for(I’ll be talking more on this in another post). Yes, God loves us and wants nothing but the best for us, true story. But, we also have to do our part as well. I prayed for years for God to keep me sober, but always found myself walking right into the tavern just to prove I could go in and not drink! How silly, but am I far off? Not really, this is what the bible calls a double-minded man. One who thinks one way, but acts another. And believe me a lot of alcoholics are this way, heck, a lot of people are this way in general! But this kind of think has to be smashed if we are to receive any blessings from God. I no even after I came to the Lord and was serving Him for a few years I would sit in church on Sunday mornings only to go home later that night and watch pornography. I did this for some time not realizing the affect it was having when God called me out on it one day. He said “Scott, I have brought you from the hell you lived in on earth, why do you still feel the need to be apart of the world?” Woe! He got my attention alright and haven’t watched one since.
Ya see, a miracle is when God does for us, what we cannot do. How awesome is this! To think, this once drunk, womanizing, porn watching pig, is now a miracle! Anytime God steps in and does something it truly is a miracle and if I continue to do the things I do today to stay sober, I know I’ll experience even more.
So let me ask you, do you consider your self a miracle today?
Thanks for reading!! Be Blessed!