Normal living

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.

10 thoughts on “Normal living

  1. The Cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and moral and religious values. The Cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ!

    • I love that. “The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ.” That is a change that only God can do. That is a change from darkness to light, from death to life. May we wake up to the reality of this new life, God’s normal. Since He is the truth, He defines normal. He is meant to be our normal not anything closely resembling ourselves. Thanks for this.

  2. Wow! Sometimes we need to be reminded of this truth. We get carried away by “the seen” and forget that there is “the unseen”.
    The truth is, we are gods and really should be thinking like gods (like there are no impossibilities) but we get entangled and mingle too much with the world and then we start to see and think like them; forgetting the seed we carry.

    Thanks Jaycee for directing me here….Tolulope, thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for your contribution, Ogochukwu. Children think like gods, like there are no impossibilities. That is why Jesus says we should receive God’s word like children – act as though it is true.

      You hit the nail on the head – we follow the world and forget we carry a different seed, we carry God and the only things impossible for us are things God cannot do. May it sink in us all so we can create some excitement here in these times, before we exit.

      • “Children think like gods, like there are no impossibilities.” I love this, I’ll quote from a book I have been reading, “While we tend to tell children to grow up and become more like adults, Jesus was always telling adults to become more like children…in our faith, humility, acceptance of others and openness to others.”

  3. “He invites us to intentionally acknowledge and surrender to Him in day-to-day living…”, we have to be intentional about it because most times we forget, we get back to complacency, as if nothing is extraordinary. Yet if we harness that awareness and pass it on to our day to day living, impossibilities and miracles become our daily portion. As Paul we will declare to the lost masses, “In Him we live, we move and have our being…” in essence nothing is impossible with us.

    • I believe the key is “harnessing that awareness and passing it on to our day to day living” so it is not just scriptures we quote but truths evident in our lives. What the world is waiting for are people who display Christ. Like Christ, impossibilities and miracles become a daily occurrence not just events that happen when we are in a “spiritual” atmosphere. What would the world be like if the works of Christ and greater works than Christ begin to pop up everywhere and intentionally?

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