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Little Miracles
By JMS Bell
Monday, October 05, 2009

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...answered prayer...

 

It was about sixteen years ago. I remember that 'my day'....was just coming to an end. I had worked my two jobs; 8AM - 4PM and 5PM-9PM. When I finished my night job, on my way to the train station, I called my youngest daughter and asked her to meet me at the neighborhood super market. 

She was there when I got there and after shopping and getting more than I planned, we left the store just before closing time. I had expected to catch a 'hack' to the apartment, which was about six blocks away with the last block being a 'long' inclined one, but there were none. Apparently, their 'day' had also come to an end and that was not good.

On several other occasions, I had been known to leave my house, walk to the same super market, do my shopping and walk back home. However, this was not one of those 'other' days. I was tired, plus my feet hurt after standing on them all day and, even with my daughter's help, I really didn't feel like toting my bags of food anywhere.

So there we were; standing outside the store, with the parking lot becoming more and more deserted by the minute. I had to do something...so, I did the only thing I could do...I prayed. I lifted my eyes to heaven and I asked God to please help us. I told Him that if He deemed that we walk home with the bag of groceries, we would do it but...He would have to give me the strength because I didn't feel I had the energy to do it. I put the whole situation in His hands and thanked Him in advance for whatever He was going to do.  

As soon as  I finished praying I looked and there was a young man and woman walking out of the store towards a car. Up until that very moment, several people had left the store and gone to their cars but, there was something about this particular couple ...I felt a deep 'urging' to speak to them and ask for a ride. I followed that urge and when I asked, they immediately said, 'yes'. I was overjoyed and I told them I would gladly pay them, but they politely refused. Well, you say, that's no big deal...there are nice people everywhere and, if  I had asked somebody sooner I probably would have gotten a ride sooner. Am I right? Now I would be apt to agree with you, but what was revealed next shows the 'excellence' of God. When He steps into a situation...He fixes it to a 'T'! For not only did my rescuers refuse to take payment for their good deed, but as it turned out...they lived on the same block that I did! I didn't know them and they didn't know me, but God brought us together...blessing us both at the same time! God waited until just the right couple came out and then 'touched' me to asked them for a ride. They got blessed for being good samaritins, I got blessed and...God got the glory!

A little thing you say? You're right it is, but faith is built upon the 'little' things. Such as; it looks like it's going to rain and one doesn't have an umbrella so, one says a prayer; Dear God, please let me get home before it pours down - and as soon as one reaches home, the rain pours down. Coincidence? If you think it is...then that's what it is. I personally think God heard that prayer and held back the rain. I believe that one  becomes 'aware' of God in their lives by the 'little' prayers that are answered. Let me give you another instance; I was searching for another poet's community after Poets.com closed. I was really dissatisfied and greatly disappointed with another site (which was supposed to be the 'new' poets.com) and though their 'publishing' aspect was something to be considered ...they did not at all resemble what I had become accustomed to,  in terms of bonding with other poets and writers. I was not happy and I told God about it. Out of the blue...one day my baby girl and I were talking on the phone and she happened to mention that, while she was browsing the web, she had come across what seemed like a great gathering of poets and writers called Author's Den. I decided to investigate and found out that AD was just what I was looking for! And not only that, but they were 'connected' to Lulu Publishing...I could still get the benefits of publishing, when and if I wanted to! Now tell me 'that' wasn't God?!

I could go on and on, there is not a day that goes by that I don't 'see' God at work in my life, but the bottom line is this; I believe in miracles...especially the 'little' ones. 

 

 Jn 2:23

Ps 6:9, 119:18

copywrite; joyce m bell/10/05/2009  

 

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/8/2012
Thanks for sharing this story with us Joyce. You did have your miracle that day through the power of prayer...M
Reviewed by Judith Mays 9/20/2012
Hi Joyce - thanks so much for sharing. Our God is an awesome God!!! I so enjoyed this testimony. I am a witness to what you declare to be the perfect to the T provision of God in answer to our prayers! May God continue to bless all that you set your ahnds to do!

Judith
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/23/2012
Angels are sent to us all the time, not in the form we expect always the unexpected. We are never alone

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by J Howard 11/27/2011
i also am sure that today was the perfect day for me to read "Little Miracles" and be reminded of HIS work. Thank you AD friend-
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/20/2010
Thank you for sharing these experiences which stand as a testimonial of your faith, Joyce. Love, peace, and blessings to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Salome Rowe 5/19/2010
Hi, Joyce. This is a wonderful story. It shows that little miracles do happen. It also seems to point out how important it is to recognize that the small miracles are the bridges that connect us to those miracles that are grand! Really Enjoyed Reading. . .Salome G. Rowe.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 3/26/2010
Wonderful story Joyce. I believe these little miracles happen every day to us and to those around us...but sometimes they go unrecognized. But all things are given to us as gifts from God, even the little miracles....and sometimes they turn into even bigger miracles. Most enjoyable and touching story. Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Larry Matthews 12/13/2009
Hi Joyce. We need the little miracles to keep us convinced of God's love especialy when we can't understand His wisdom. Thanks for reviewing my poems and if you get a chance read my story "Ray Of Hope". Merry Christmas and God Bless. Thanks for "Little Miracles". I enjoyed it and think maybe you yourself are one of God's Little Miracles as you provide an example of faith through your writings.

Kindest Regards

Luke
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 11/10/2009
Joyce "Little Miracles" really blessed me today!
What powerful reminders, that we sometime take for
granted! Thanks for sharing and caring! but most of
all for your faith!

Much Love,
Always!
Margaret
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/9/2009
Thank you for sharing this... It is so, so true! :~)
Your faith is contagious...
Cryssa
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/6/2009
A wonderful inspirational story, Joyce. I've had similar experiences with "God holding back the rain."

Sometimes when working in my yard, I've felt big rain drops and I start praying, "God, please don't let it rain until I finish mowing this yard."

If this had only happened once, I wouldn't mention it, but it has happened so many times I can't count. And guess what, God held back the rain until I finished each of these times, but the minute I put away my lawn mower and lawn tools, the rain poured down.
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 10/6/2009
To believe and have Faith in everyway of your life, is the perfect will of God. You have inspired me deep within.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/5/2009
Little things...did you know that it was me (I) the one connecting Lulu to AD authors?

Georg

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/5/2009
What seens little to some is huge to others, I see his hands in every "little" prayer I say, a great reminder, thank you
In Christs Love
Michelle~


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