Sometimes we just need a rest from work. We also need a break from play. But there is no resting from life!

Someone once said, "You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." Even when you are tired, sick, broke or fed-up you have to keep on keeping on; you have to be determined to put one foot in front of the other and make that day what it may not seem to be.

We get down and out, and wallow in the weight of our troubles and woes, and become blinded to possibilities that may be just lurking around the corner. Often we are standing in the midst of probable miracles, but because of circumstances, we fail to see them as such.

Writer, Margaret Storm Jameson, made the statement, "The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is - a miracle and unrepeatable." So, it seems to me, we each should watch for those minute miracles that pass this way only once.

When we think about some of the mistakes we have made, sins we have commented or pains we have endured, those are moments filled with circumstances that we often find disturbing.

But, if we were to think of each minute as a miracle of that moment in time, never to be repeated in our lives again, one that could change our circumstances, thus our life, perhaps we would look at minutes and moments differently; perhaps we should strive to be constructive with the minutes of our days that God has given us.

What a difference a day of 1,440 minutes would make if we multiplied that times each day in our lifetime, and we used and viewed each minute properly as the miracle it was.

Many minutes that could have been used in positive ways, have been lost because of our self-absorbance in negative thinking or actions.

I wonder how much more of life is lost than lived, merely because we were not determined enough to find satisfaction in the day God has laid at our feet.  How many people foster anger, resentment, prejudice and malice, when love given in a miracle moment is so easily given and brings about such peace to nations, families and individual souls!

I imagine there are many miracles we missed because we failed to accept the moment for the miracle it was, the change it could bring into our lives, and even to other people around the world.

There is a saying, "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it;" how true that is. That is true about moments, circumstances and opportunities, and miracles as well.

We must remember that life is how we look at it, our attitude in dealing with it, and the blessings from God we acknowledge are the miracles we experience along the way.

So often it is our own greed and wants from within, instead of our realization of the true need outside of ourselves, which we should be seeking to fill, which causes us to miss minutes of miracles and moments of grander.

I would challenge you to become aware everyday, upon arising, of the 1,440 miracles that will come to you, that were given you by God; will you acknowledge them or waste them, use them or abuse them. Will you exploit them to wallow in self pity, or utilize them to help another wandering soul, lovingly to become more aware of his minute miracles?

Do this and every night when you lie down you will experience a new found peace and determination to arise again watching for God's miracles – minute miracles can change your life if you acknowledge them!


Betty King had been living with Multiple Sclerosis for many years She went to be with the Lord died at the age of 69, at her home in  Mt. Vernon, Illinois, USA, On  Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Betty was an author, newspaper columnist, devotional writer, freelance writer and speaker. She has publishing credits in newspapers, magazines, poetry books and anthologies.  She is author of four published books, “It Takes Two Mountains to Make a Valley,” “But-It Was in the Valleys I Grew,” “The Fragrance of Life” and “Safe and Secure in the Palm of His Hand.” She was also a member of Central Christian Church and the Roaring 20′s Club in Mt. Vernon.