If you expect to take the next breath, you are expecting a miracle and chances are you will take the next breath, if you are reading this. Being alive for one moment is a miracle. My definition of a miracle is anything humanly impossible, anything human beings cannot cause, implying a higher level of being.
Even if we all put our minds together on this planet, we cannot make a strand of hair. If we successfully grow one, we would have to use something humanly impossible to create. It is humanly impossible to make a human heart. An ant, a bacteria or a simple leaf is humanly impossible. We are miracles, surrounded by miracles.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle,” said Albert Einstein. When you meditate on it, you will have to agree that all life is a miracle. We cannot cause life to be, yet it is, even if we are used to it.
So why do we limit ourselves to what is humanly impossible? Why do we refrain from expecting or dreaming beyond human capability when we and all of life are miracles? Why not just be normal and expect the humanly impossible like you expect to wake up tomorrow?
As a gardener I marvel at a simple tomato fruit which emerges in days, without much input from me other than putting a seed or seedling in the ground. None of the active ingredients for growth were made by me. My participation was quite passive in the grand scheme of things.
God invites us to participate in His universe in like manner, as we do subconsciously. Being in His likeness and therefore capable of awareness, He invites us to intentionally acknowledge and surrender to Him in day-to-day living and therefore cause even more miracles than Jesus did. According to scriptures, faith is how.
Expecting and doing the impossible are very reasonable and ought to be our norm. They only seem unrealistic because we are in a tilted room.