Friday, January 18, 2019

Be the Miracle

Be the Miracle


  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. 
  • (March 31, 2018)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1948888011

Whether we title these unexplainable happenings miracles, God-sightings, or some other name, people love to hear of such occurrences. Why? They increase our faith by providing evidence of the miraculous in our everyday lives and heighten awareness of God's desire to minister personally to us and through us. 

Unique connecting verses, defining thought, key words, and personal challenges will help the readers go beyond the "good for her" feeling and bring each story's teaching to life in their own daily walk. Many will find comfort knowing they are not alone in hearing God's voice or direction. Others also will deepen their walk with God, gain the courage to listen for God's voice, be a noticer of others' needs, and practice hearing and answering God's call to deliver a specific answer to a specific person.

Sometimes walking in faith seems risky because it means obeying even if the directions don't seem to make sense. When Abraham brought Isaac in faith up the mountain for a sacrifice, he risked all believing that God's character would not fail him. God did keep His promise and provided a lamb, and Abraham passed the test of trust and faithfulness.

What do we risk daily for the Lord? These life-vignettes encourage readers that risking embarrassment is a small price for the incredible joy of seeing God work over and over again. How can YOU put hands and feet to your faith and BE The Miracle for someone else?

My thoughts: BE THE MIRACLE is a book chock-full of miracles.  I love that Ms. Liesner had so many happen for her.  I have seen a miracle or two, but mostly I am walking by faith 

That aside, she is encouraging us to BE THE MIRACLE to others. If God asks us to provide that old car we were going to sell for free to a young couple who needs a vehicle, do it, and see how God blesses. 

If He asks you to donate a certain percentage of your income for a certain length of time -- do it and trust God to provide the lack. 

She tells us to Pray. Listen. And obey.  Simple.   

In addition to Ms. Liesner's lovely stories of miracles, she includes a worksheet for each, with pray, prepare, take action, and journal with plenty of lines to write on. This would make it great for small group studies, especially groups who want to show God's love by giving in some manner.  Also good for personal use. 

For more conservative readers. some of the scripture references are The Message which some object to. 

I was given a copy free by a friend (not the author) and all opinions are my own. 

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