Posted by: mikenicholsblog | May 22, 2014

unexplainable and undeniable

An interesting thing happened on Monday that is beyond my ability to explain. The results were undeniable and meaningful, but hard for me to comprehend. My wife, daughter and I were on vacation at Disney World for a day, and our daughter Lindsay was posting pictures to Instagram for her friends. Somehow, one of the launched pictures (imagine a picture floating through air), returned to orbit in the account of a childhood friend in South Florida. Her friend then called her parents who were at Disney World and asked if they were with us (her parents had no idea that we were enjoying Mickey Mouse for a day). A text ensued (which I really can’t figure out either), and we connected with two of our closest friends in the entire world. And it all happened from a picture floating through air.

So much of life is filled with God’s undeniable, yet unexplainable power.  Throughout my spiritual journey, I have seen God do the unexplainable so many times. His protection, provision and grace are undeniable to me, however, too many times I experience a distractedness that enters my spiritual focus and prayer life. It’s easy to rationalize the “why”, but too much me, and too little God leads to less spiritual effectiveness … and correspondingly, less unexplainable moments! If your journey has taken similar paths, you know the frustration I’ve felt. Those God-authored Instagram moments seem so distant.

Without a doubt, when I re-tune my life to the Father’s heartbeat, He is pleased.  As if on cue, the great unexplainables start happening again. It’s easy for thoughts like, “would this have happened anyway?” to creep in.  But I am confident that a lifetime of coincidences (like there are such things) are from the Lord. I may not be able to explain everything, but His working in my life cannot be denied. You may be traveling a road where the great unexplainable blessings of God seem to only happen to others. If so, consider re-tuning your will to His; your life to His heartbeat. We should not be so bold as to think just because we refocus, God is bound to immediately perform some unexplainable miracle. His design however, is to bless those who walk with a surrendered, faith-filled heart. Jeremiah’s faith mirrored a trust in the unexplainable, undeniable power of God.

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Every person reading this article has a “too hard” issue, but He made the heavens and the earth by His great power and outstretched arm. Unexplainable! Undeniable! If you have stopped praying fervently for your children, given up on finding a job, or lost hope that God may heal your loved one, you may be traveling by sight. Turn to the Father with renewed commitment. Let Hebrews 11:1-2 become your reality … Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. (NIV)

When my daughter hit Send on her Instagram pictures, she had no doubt they would immediately be in the view of her friends. I can’t explain how it happens, but I believe it. I can’t explain how God hung the world in space, or fully comprehend the death and resurrection of Christ, but I believe it. I don’t know how He chooses to pour unexplainable, undeniable blessings on the lives of those who are fully devoted to Him, but I believe it. Do you?

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