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Big Miracle

Posted on: 7-15-112012

Yesterday, my family and I saw the movie “Big Miracle.”  It was a very good movie and I highly recommend it.  I also highly recommend tissues for those of you who are tender-hearted towards animals or just tend to cry at movies (or maybe you’re both, like me).  It’s a story of 3 whales trapped in walls of ice and the people who are trying to help them reach the open ocean so they can survive.  The odds were very stacked against them and their rescue seemed like it would not occur without a miracle.  As I think about miracles, I am reminded of the following verse:

“because it is God who works in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases Him.”  Philippians 2:13

Now, to me, that is a big miracle!  Our God works in us to help us want to do what pleases Him and to be able to do what pleases Him!  On our own we could not even begin to want to please Him and we certainly wouldn’t be able to do it!  Think about it…each time you have even the slightest desire to choose God over yourself, it’s Him working!  Each time you desire to be obedient, it’s Him!  Each time you think about pleasing Him, it’s Him at work!  And each time we follow through with those desires and actually act on them, it’s Him that His given us the ability to do it!  The fact that He can take us with our selfish attitudes, self-centered thoughts, and “it’s all about me” way of living and turn us into loving, kind, compassionate, serving people who want to please Him for even brief moments of time is nothing short of a miracle to me!

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