When people think of miracles they usually think of those big events. Someone’s cancer is magically cured. A child falls from a four story building and is somehow unharmed. A tornado rips through town and spares one home while all others are destroyed. Those are definitely miracles. I tend to believe that other, smaller things can be miracles as well. Like a child being born perfectly healthy, finding a twenty dollar bill in your pocket when your bank account is at zero, or your child overcoming something they’ve struggled with.
I think that we get so overwhelmed with life that we fail to recognize these little miracles. We don’t see these small things taking place in our lives that God has placed there. We undoubtedly fail to thank him for these things. At least, I know I do.
God gives me so many little miracles throughout the day that I fail to notice, but this week He threw one right up in front of my family’s faces. This wasn’t subtle.
A few days ago my husband and I were discussing tithing. He let me know what 10% of our income would be and that we needed to try to get to that amount each month, whether the money goes directly to the church or other charitable organizations. I honestly, didn’t handle the situation very well. I am a SAHM and we don’t have much extra money to spend each month after paying for everything else in life. I told him I didn’t know how it would be possible to make it to that amount each month. I wanted to give, but I just couldn’t fathom giving such a high amount every month. We discussed it further and then let the conversation rest for the night.
The next afternoon my husband was working from home and walked into the kitchen. He had a smile on his face and said, “Guess what.” I replied, “You got a raise? A promotion?” He then told me that he got an unexpected raise that was basically the exact amount each month that we needed to be able to tithe 10% to God. How crazy is that? God was listening to us that night. He saw our struggle, especially mine, and gave us what we needed. We didn’t pray to God for more money or for my husband to get a raise. He just decided to make the process a little easier for us. This was a little miracle. These are the little things that happen everyday which make life just a little bit sweeter.
What little miracles has God provided in your life? Do you see them as miracles? Let me know in the comments.