A couple of months ago I was called as a Sunday School teacher- gospel doctrine. I love it because I delve into the scriptures in a way I cannot seem to make time for without the responsibility. But I feel the weight of the responsibility heavily. We have so few hours to be enlightened, touched, and taught the things of the Lord that I believe the 45 min in Sunday school vital and precious. I hope and pray every time that I will be inspired and teach according to the needs of those who attend. One day my heart will stop pounding and my breathing will be even the hour before I teach. But I comforted by the knowledge that I have put all I can into it and He will make up for the rest.
Every lesson I pick out a theme or a principle that if they gain nothing else from my lesson, hopefully they got "that". Today's principle was miracles. We/I believe in a God of miracles. Honest to goodness- man could not ever on his own accord to produce- miracles. That nothing is impossible with God. The bible dictionary states: "Miracles are an important element in the work of Jesus Christ, being not only divine acts, but forming also a part of the divine teaching. Christianity is founded on the greatest of all miracles, the resurrection of our Lord. If that be admitted, other miracles cease to be improbable."
I believe this as a part of the gospel- but I had to ask myself do I really believe it- for myself- personally? Do I believe God will work miracles for me? The deciding element as whether or not this will happen is my faith- (and the will of God). So I need to know do I have the faith that God will work miracles for me. Then I realized that it would be a lie if I said that God has not already worked miracles in my life. They may not be grandiose- or how I "wanted"-- But I know they are there. Unfortunately, I feel myself wavering in the belief of future miracles. But, I am relieved and comforted that when it all boils down, the strongest, surest part of me says; yes, I believe. Because I believe- I won't give up- not yet. I can't see it, I can't understand it and at times I feel completely directionless. But nothing is impossible with God. I believe in a God of miracles!