Worship Series: Miracles (Jesus Culture)

I firmly believe that worship songs are not simply music, lyrics, or mere entertainment. They are powerful reminders and weapons that we can use in spiritual battle! Worship is powerful – the book of Psalms is full of songs and prayers to God! Acts 16:25-26 demonstrates the power of prayer and worship! Incredible things happen when we choose to worship Him despite what we see, feel, or hear. With this in mind, let’s explore the song ‘Miracles‘ together. Fair warning…This song is powerful!!

Verse 1:

The One who made the blind to see
Is moving here in front of me, moving here in front of me
The One who made the deaf to hear
Is silencing my every fear, silencing my every fear

[Chorus:]
I believe in You, I believe in You
You’re the God of miracles
I believe in You, I believe in You
You’re the God of miracles

I have to share up front that Chris Quilala was in the midst of a very tough battle where he was facing the choice to trust God is who He says He is even in the midst of heartache and disappointment.With the first few words of the song, Chris begins immediately declaring Who God is: He is the ONE who made the blind to see and the ONE who made the deaf to hear. Then, he proclaims who God is to him in the moment: He’s present (moving here in front of me) and is silencing his every fear! The song boldly declares: “I believe in You. You’re the God of miracles.

Chris sang these words after he and his wife earnestly prayed for a miracle, a miracle that God did not perform. You see, Chris penned and sang this song after losing his newborn son.

I cannot fathom the depth of his pain. I cannot wrap my mind around the brokenness his wife must’ve felt as she held her lifeless son, after pleading for a miracle on his behalf. Despite this broken and desolate place they found themselves in, the Quilala’s knew that this was a critical time to remind their minds, hearts, and spirits of who God is and to not allow themselves to stray from the life-giving relationship they have with Him.

With verse 2, Chris dives right back into declaring who God is again, and who He is to him:

The One who does impossible
Is reaching out to make me whole
Reaching out to make me whole
The One who put death in its place
His life is flowing through my veins
His life is flowing through my veins

I believe in You, I believe in You
You’re the God of miracles
I believe in You, I believe in You
You’re the God of miracles

While my heart grieves with their loss, my soul leaps with their praise!! YES!! God is the ONE who does impossible! And that ONE is the ONE that is reaching out to make us whole! It is HIS life that flows through our veins! And we declare: I believe in YOU! I believe in YOU! You’re the GOD of miracles!!

As my spirit stirs and fills with adoration of who God is, the song boldly proclaims:

The God who was and is to come
The power of the Risen One
The God who brings the dead to life
You’re the God of miracles!
You’re the God of miracles!

I believe in You, I believe in You
You’re the God of miracles
I believe in You, I believe in You
You’re the God of miracles

Read Chris’s thoughts in this Jesus Culture Facebook post:

“Miracles is a song about choosing to believe the truth that God is who He says He is. In December of 2014, my wife and I lost our baby boy, Jethro Dylan Quilala. As my wife labored in the hospital room we were praying and believing for God to do a miracle. We did not see our son Jethro come back to life, and as we held him in our arms we had a choice, to believe God is good all the time and no matter the outcome He is and will always be the God of miracles. Often times as believers we allow our circumstances to change our perceptions of God. The truth is that He is the same, yesterday today and forever. The journey of faith is full of mystery. My wife and I could be stuck going around in circles asking God why we didn’t see the miracle we had hoped for. Instead of doubting God in the face of contrary circumstances we chose to move towards Him, to trust Him and to hold on to Him even more tightly. If you need a miracle in your life don’t lose hope! Continue to believe and have faith to see impossibilities bow at His name. Our God is the God of miracles.”- Chris Quill [Miracles – Live From Outcry Tour. Watch more >> http://smarturl.it/JCMiracles%5D

 I love this song so much!! What an incredible reminder to be still in the Lord regardless of what I am facing. (Exodus 14:14, Psalm 46:10.) Be it on the mountain, or in the valley – my perception may change but God never has and never will. He is the God of miracles. While I may not know or understand His choices in how and when He performs miracles I know from the restoration in my own life that He is still the God of miracles (Psalm 77:11-14.)

No matter what we may find ourselves facing, may we have spent time in the Word and prayer, getting to know the character of God so much that we too can declare:

I believe in YOU! I believe in YOU! YOU’RE the GOD of miracles!! 

 

Please note: This blog was re-posted with permission from Amy Eaton.  Her original blog post can be found here.