Monday, May 18, 2020

"Want to see a miracle? Then be the miracle!"

Miracles happened because some believed they could

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Kathie Costos
May 18, 2020

Stories from Wounded Times

Noah Galloway, Iraq veteran and double amputee could have returned home and spent his days felling sorry for what he lost. He decided to be make the best of his life his family and to inspire others. He also decided that he would become the first amputee model on Men's Health Magazine.

He also went on Dancing With The Stars and showed up on many news stations.

When things happen, there are many who decided to become the best they can be, like Galloway, who accepted "no excuses" for his life.

In 2015 Wounded Times had a post "Welcome Back To The New You" because nothing is constant in anyone. The other heading was "We can swear to you that this things pass" and PTSD can lose."

There is a quote by Thomas Wolfe that sums this up. "The human mind is a fearful instrument of adaptation, and in nothing is this more clearly shown than in its mysterious powers of resilience, self-protection, and self healing."

Anthony McDaniel was a triple amputee, but encouraged others around the world to not accept what they lost because there was so much more than could still do with what they had. He competed in the Wheel Chair Games.

Scott Smiley lost his sight but became an inspiration to others...and competed in Ironman. His wife Tiffany became his biggest supporter. "I could let my mind go that way and say we are ruined and we are not going to be able to do anything. Or I could go the other way and just be his biggest cheerleader. And I just sort of took that on, even if I didn't believe it myself."

A homeless veteran in Florida, Donald Gould was recorded playing the piano. The video went viral and he was reconnected with his son, because he never lost his love for music...or his son.

Over and over again, we see miracles happen everyday because someone takes that leap of faith to not just change their own life...but the lives of others.

"Want to see a miracle? Then be the miracle"  Bruce Almighty
Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two
10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
We can settle for our lives as they are...or we can change. We can just think of ourselves, or we can acknowledge the pain we feel to understand the pain others are in...and inspire them to heal too. Much like the 72, no one knows their names but they changed the world, one miracle at a time.

17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
And when they returned, they had given glory to God, because God gave them the ability to be a miracle worker in His name.
23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
And their eyes were all the reward they needed...because they beheld the greatest gift anyone could ever receive. The payment of seeing lives transformed from suffering into joy!

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