About the Book
What if you could replace your fear with courage, your doubts with faith and your questions with proclamations of God’s goodness? What if someone could take you on a guided tour of God’s provision and faithfulness to His children? How would your life change if you dared to ask God for the impossible? Christian author, Dana Rongione, wants to challenge you to do just that.
Each chapter of He’s Still Working Miracles highlights a story in the New Testament where an ordinary person met an extraordinary God and gives application of how these encounters relate to your own life and circumstances. You are not alone in your struggles.
You don’t have to face your heartaches alone. Call out to the One who cares. The One who can make a difference. The one and only God of possibilities.
In this book, you will:
- Learn to identify miracles in your own life.
- Understand how to apply the principles of Biblical miracles to specific circumstances that the Bible doesn’t address.
- Discover compelling reasons why keeping the faith is so difficult, yet imperative.
- Be encouraged and inspired to stay on course with God for years to come.
- Glean valuable insight from each story’s unfolding and conclusion.
- Learn how to pray and accept God’s will in every situation.
- Find the answer to the question, “Does God still work miracles?”
It’s time to lay your questions and doubts to rest. The God of yesterday is the God of today. He is still watching. He is still working. And He is still doing miracles.
Delight in the Darkness
At six o’clock this morning, I was awakened by the sound of not one or two, but an entire choir of whippoorwills. (If you’ve never heard a whippoorwill, it sounds a lot like an owl on steroids.) From the sound of it, the ensemble was directly outside my bedroom window. One would call out, and the others would answer. At first, I felt privileged to listen to the melodic conversation, but when it went on and on, I became agitated. It was, after all, only six o’clock in the morning, and Jason hadn’t gotten home from work until after two o’clock. I’m no math whiz, but I can tell you right now that that amount of sleep is not enough for me.
For nearly half an hour I listened to the sound of the whippoorwills. At one point, I wanted to open my window and scream into the darkness, “This is not the time for choir practice!” Thankfully, they quieted down before I did so.
Later on, after I had time to wake up and shake off my grumbles, I realized how foolish my behavior and attitude had been. What right did I have to begrudge the birds their song simply because I wasn’t ready to get out of bed yet? In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had been wrong, not only in my attitude but also in the words that nearly tumbled from my mouth.
Anytime is a good time for choir practice!
The whippoorwills were simply carrying out the command issued over and over again in the Bible—sing unto the Lord. They had something to say, and they didn’t hold back. They had a song in their hearts, so they let it fly. Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? Isn’t that what the Bible instructs? Don’t we have something worth singing about?
Now I understand that some people are more prone to sing than others. I also understand that some people enjoy singing while those around them wished sincerely that they didn’t. I wouldn’t say these people are tone deaf, but their song can only be described as a joyful noise. But you know what? That’s okay. God would rather hear that joyful noise than to see a saint without a song. He longs to hear our praise, and He deserves our worship!
As we abide in Christ, trust Him, and depend on His grace, we always have something to sing about. – Warren Wiersbe, Meet Yourself in the Psalms
Paul and Silas understood that. Acts 16:25 tells us, And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. Exhausted, wounded and weary, the missionaries found delight in the darkness of the dungeon. They didn’t throw a pity party. They didn’t complain or contemplate defeat. No, they prayed and sang.
And I don’t believe their song was “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.”
In fact, I believe their song might have closely resembled “Praise You in This Storm” or “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Whatever their song, it was not a soothing humming. The Bible says it was loud enough that all the prisoners heard. (We can only hope the duo were not in the “joyful noise club,” lest the other prisoners think the midnight serenade was part of their punishment.)
Corrie ten Boom once stated, “When you’re covered by His wings, it can get pretty dark.” Yes, in His wings there is safety, but that doesn’t mean there will be no darkness. Nevertheless, like Paul and Silas, we, too, can find delight in our dungeons of darkness.
About the Author
Dana Rongione is the author of several Christian books, including the highly-praised Giggles and Grace devotional series for women. A dedicated wife and doggie “mom,” Dana lives in Greenville, SC, where she spends her days writing and reaching out to the hurting and discouraged. Connect with her at her website and be sure to sign up for her daily devotions.
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