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Stomping On Landmines

“A miracle can happen now, for the Spirit of the Lord is here…”

We repeated this bridge over and over in church tonight. You know how that goes; the first few times you are deep in worship. Hands raised, eyes closed…then about the sixth time, one eye opens. You start looking around as you continue to repeat the same line. Are they going to sing another line? Maybe another song? As much as I love that song, I was about to have one of these moments when it hit me – A miracle can happen now.

The reality of this statement is mind-blowing – don’t miss it. We are so used to using this word in the context of water to wine, dead men raised to life, burning bushes having conversations…but don’t put miracles in a box. Miracles are happening all around us, each and every day. Life-altering, chain-breaking miracles.

Miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency

We are walking on landmines every day. Miraculous land mines. God has opportunity after opportunity placed all over waiting to change our lives and the lives of others. Now I realize that actual landmines are not something you want to find, but I am referring to them as such because so often we treat these God opportunities as something to avoid. We tiptoe around, carefully trying to avoid anything that could “disrupt” our lives. We don’t want to be bothered by people. We don’t want to change our plans. We are afraid of these opportunities because uncomfortable situations are…well, uncomfortable.

God doesn’t play by earthly rules. If his landmines seem intimidating, you are looking at it all wrong. Opportunities from God – if acted upon – have the potential to rock your world in a way only he can. His landmines are extremely destructive – but only to the enemy. They blow away insecurity, drive out fear and anger, and break the chains of guilt and regret. Instead of living with those burdens, you get to experience miracles from the front line.

So when you see a God opportunity and you realize it could change your entire life – run toward it. Stomp on the landmine and see what God does through you. It’s all about perspective. You can choose to see God’s landmines as a danger or as an adventure.

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20

By Emily Meadows

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