A String of “Once In a Lifetimes”

He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, “Where does he get this wisdom and the power to do miracles?” Then they scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers…Where did he learn all these things?” And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.
And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief.

I haven’t been able to get this out of my head since I read it on January 21 (Bible in a Year, anyone?). Really, it’s been haunting me.

Only a few?

Personally, if I were from Nazareth, I think I’d be pumped to witness a few miracles by God’s Only Son. But it turns out He wants to show us miracles pouring down. Oh. Right.

I actually do see God at work around me. In fact, I’m pretty amazed and thankful that He draws me in to life with Him. But then, though deeply thankful for a sacred moment (like India), I move on without much expectation.

But what if life is really a string of Once in a Lifetimes? So much more than just a few?

I’m done with unbelief.

I’m claiming my billions of miracles.

I’m living a string of glorious Once in a Lifetimes.

What about you? Which story are you going to live?

2 thoughts on “A String of “Once In a Lifetimes”

  1. The title of this blog has been pressing on my spirit for several days!! I have chosen fear over courage and have probably missed some incredible “once in a lifetime” moments. BUT, I am praying for an awakening of my heart and soul. That my heart will break for the things that breaks the Fathers heart and I will step out in courage…

  2. Danae, thanks for encouraging me in this. I’m so excited about the journey God has us on, both individually and as friends. You are amazing!

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