Monday, August 05, 2013

Who Needs a Miracle?

Do you need a miracle today?
I do!

I opened Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowan,
and this is what I read from the August 4 entry:
"And Jesus lifted his eyes,
and said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou
has heard me." (John 11:41)
This is a very strange and unusual order.
Lazarus is still in the grave,
and the thanksgiving precedes
the miracle of resurrection."

Who thinks of praising God
before the answer is given?
Who thinks of sounding the horn 
before the victory is won?

"Praise is really the most vital
preparatory ministry
to the working of miracles.
Miracles are wrought by spiritual power.
Spiritual power is always proportioned
to our faith."
(Streams in the Desert)

My mother is in need of healing.
She is having a difficult time right now.
I would appreciate it if you
thank and praise God with me 
for the miracle I am expecting!

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose
 #3, La Abela , a woman who talks to herself,
as she claims, and draws amazingly
with charcoal and graphite.


  1. I need a miracle! For my daughter's heart, Patsy. I am believing for your mother, will you believe with me for my Girl? She is 12 and far from God (I know it seems hard to believe at such a young age!). These are hard days...maybe I should pull out My Streams in the desert- I have a copy but have not read it yet. In His Grace, with thanksgiving and trusting for the miracles. Dawn

    1. Praying for your girl, my sweet friend! And for our mama's heart!

  2. Shall pray and praise with you.
    Have a nice week ahead dear!

  3. Our pastor has been talking about the importance of praise, that which comes often through sacrifice, offering up Thanksgiving despite our circumstances, simply for who He is, because He is worthy. Beautiful post my friend!

  4. aupair, Making traveling to other countries much more social. Find someone who has a spare room or a friend to show you around. Promote your town or event.

  5. He is the miracle we truly need, and He is so willing to give Himself to us!

  6. I had no idea, good! is a pleasure for me.
    I leave you my mail.:
    I tried to send you an email with my address but does not fit, you must have a mailbox full or I do not put the correct letters.
    And thank you very much for communicating the award.
    A hug.

  7. Ah! and do not worry, everything will go well with your mother, I'll ask for it.

  8. I will pray, Patsy. You are wonderful friend and sister in the Lord, and I am happy to pray. Keep in touch, and thanks for sharing this in our challenge.
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. I love your work Sugar - keep it up!!!

  10. Hi Patsy! Thank you for visiting me on my blog today. All the way from the Philippines! A pleasure to meet you:)

    Of course I will pray for your Mom, thanking God for his care for her. I love your faith, and the idea of thanks before the miracle is so wonderful! I didn't think of that...thank you!

    Peace in Christ,

  11. Dropping by again Patsy. Just want to thank you for visiting and for the interest in reading my true to life story. I appreciate it very much.
    Anyway, I posted all the links ( updated) in my last entry " Away from home" so you can read from the beginning:) Thanks

  12. Lovely and sweet creations, Patsy. Thank you for sharing. Sending lots of positive and healing thoughts to you and your mum.

  13. Praying for your mother. Praying for healing, refreshing and things of God growing! Praying for you, too:)

  14. I started my quiet time with complaining, stopped, went back and did it all over again, starting with thanksgiving. Such a difference it makes in my outlook for the day.

  15. Another lovely journal page and a post that makes one think and feel.

  16. Thank you for sharing your lovely artwork at Inspire Me Monday!

    I will be featuring your artwork and sharing your prayer request for your mom with our readers this week!

    Create With Joy

  17. Blessings to you and your family.


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy