The faith to see the magic…

You don’t need to believe in magic. You need to believe in yourself and God. Together you make magic (miracles)!

Jesus’s miracles often begin with a recognition of want, need, failure, or inadequacy. Remember the loaves and the fishes? Each of the Gospel writers tells how Jesus miraculously fed the thousands who followed Him. However, the story begins with the disciples’ recognition of their lack; they realized they had only “five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?” The disciples were right; they didn’t have enough food, but they gave what they had to Jesus, and then He provided the miracle. 

The same message is consistent throughout the scriptures. One of my favorite examples is Ether 12:27 in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ: “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”

When you came to earth, God knew you would not be perfect. Your mistakes are not a surprise to him, because he knows you! He knows that those very weaknesses you are struggling with are the precise opportunities to allow you to open your heart and be humble and teachable, as you turn your will over to him, and allow him to change and bless you!

Neal A. Maxwell shared, “The submission of one’s will is really the ONLY uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. The many other things we ‘give,’ are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us. However, when you finally submit yourself, by letting our individual wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him! It is the only possession which is truly ours to give! Consecration thus constitutes the only unconditional surrender which is also a total victory!”

When you and I align our will with God and become dependent with him as co-creators of the life and blessings and righteous opportunities we desire, then will our want, need, failures and inadequacies be filled, strengthened, and whole as we witness Christ’s manifestations in our life.

Ask for the miracles, work for the miracles, expect the miracles, and share gratitude once a miracle is realized. The more I have become aware of this process, that I can literally attract any miracle, need and righteous desire into my life, the more I am able to recognize how the Lord is continually made more and more manifest in my life.

I invite you to come to know God and wait upon him. He desires great blessings for you….pray for them, work for them and find them!

In love and faith,