Last week I witnessed a miracle! My daughter, Leanna, has a processing disorder which makes it very difficult for her to focus, remember and comprehend. We've been researching and testing and doing all sorts of things to try to discover how she can best learn. In doing so we decided to meet with the team of teachers and administrators at her school that work with her in order to make some very specific requests. Let me pause right here and say that we had about a one-in-a-million chance of getting the things we asked for! I was totally prepared to be bold and "demand" her rights when the time came for the meeting (even though that is totally outside of my comfort zone!).
But … God had something else in mind. Two days before the meeting I received a phone call from my husband, Alex, informing me that the real "decision makers" were not going to be at the meeting. I was upset to say the least. Here we were just days before the first day of school and this was happening.
To make a long story short, on that very day the Lord intervened. Through a series of conversations, our requests were granted without even one ounce of persuasion on our part. This was two days before the meeting was even going to take place. Truly, God did it. We had nothing to do with the outcome.
I don't know why I didn't expect God to do "exceedingly, abundantly more that I could ever ask or imagine …" (Ephesians 3:20-21). I really had a peace about it through the entire process. I had prayed and asked the Lord to do the very best for Leanna (whatever His best was, that is!). So no matter what the outcome, I was at peace knowing that God was in control. What I didn't expect was for the Lord to do it the way He did it. I mean we didn't even have to fight for it! Actually, we had very little to do with it at all. It was "far above anything I could have asked for or thought of!"
That makes me wonder why I don't ask God to WOW me like that more often. I was content with simply asking for what she needed. It never occurred to me to ask for more. Maybe instead of asking for the "ordinary," I should begin asking for the "extraordinary!" Afterall, God does still perform miracles!
And as I sit here tonight writing and thinking about it, I can't help but sing the words to Chris Tomlin's song … "Our God is greater. Our God is stronger. God you are higher than any other …"
Praise you, Lord! You are sovereign! You rule and reign! You are in control!! You are an extraordinary God!