Hi Friends! Today, I have a miraculous story to share with you! It might just be my most powerful post yet, because the story is also accompanied with these Almond Butter Maple Granola Bars! Yay!
My laptop, that had all of my work, and files, and photos, on it had died. After recovering from the shock and tears and the panic of wiping my laptop as dry as I could, I tried reviving it but it wouldn’t turn on. Little did I know that this event held a spiritual lesson for me to learn within the next few days.
So the next day, I took my laptop to the technician, and he opened the cover of the bottom of my laptop and told me to leave it open and standing to dry near a heater over the weekend. He said, ‘Come back on Monday, and fingers crossed, your laptop will turn on.’
So I followed his instructions and did just that. Over the weekend, I prayed fervently and asked this to a Higher Power greater than me. ‘God, please heal my laptop. I know that the logical thing would be that if you spilled water onto the entire of your keyboard, there would be damage to the laptop, but please don’t let that be. Please heal my laptop.’ I kept on repeating that prayer and sent positive energy to my standing laptop near the heater.
On Monday morning, I had received an email from George Lizos– a spiritual, miracle worker whose work that I love. He emailed about having just written a blog post on how the Angels had fixed his website that had stripped off the website’s design just last Wednesday. George’s post reminded me to again once more, give this laptop situation to God, and trust that He will fix it, no matter how illogical it seems.
AND GUESS WHAT? My laptop turned on when I took it back to the technician. What was even more interesting was that the technician said to me, ‘You must be a very lucky girl. Not just very lucky, but very very very very lucky girl. When a laptop has got water spilled on its keyboard, there is usually some form of damage to the keyboard or to some of the parts inside. Even more the chances of getting damaged, that you tried to turn the laptop on immediately after the spill. But what is weird about your case, is that there is NO DAMAGE whatsoever…’
I looked at him in disbelief and asked him again, ‘REALLY? There was no damage AT ALL?’ He said, ‘Yes, no damage, nothing.’
In my head and heart, I was thinking, ‘No, I’m not lucky, this is a MIRACLE, God had healed my laptop.’ Until to this moment my laptop is functioning just fine.
This experience has taught me that it is too often that we rely on our own strength, and we forget that there is a Greater, Higher, Magnificent, Miraculous power that is constantly guiding us and being with us. When we experience stress, fear, worry, we forget about this power, because we become too focused on what our own efforts can or cannot do.MIRACLES transcend and work beyond our logic. All we need to do is to have faith and believe. Click To Tweet
I remember when my mom had told me way back in my high school years, what she could not explain. She told me that, there were times when I had no idea how to pay for the house bills and also your school fee. But ALWAYS, at the last minute, the money would be provided at just the right amount. She told me that, she felt that she only needed to be faithful to the work that she was doing and continually show up.
Believing that there is a Greater Power who is always there for us, watching over us, takes out the fear, worry, stress that we do not want in our lives. We come to trust that whatever happens in life happens for a reason, and that it is always for good, no matter how bad it may seem at the time.
Believing in this Greater Power also gives us deep and satisfying rest that our hearts crave. For much of my life, I have a tendency to become very attached to things that I am passionate about, including my work. I felt so lost over the 3 days I didn’t have my laptop because I couldn’t do my work. I realized that I felt I had to be continually working, and taking action for results to materialize, but this Miracle laptop event had taught me that we don’t need to be continually working. We alone are not responsible for holding up our space or work in the world, God is. It’s a miracle to be alive, we are not random acts of creation, and miracles manifest in our lives when we understand that we are a manifestation of God’s Love. Isn’t that radical?! We are a manifestation of a miracle.We are a manifestation of a miracle. Click To Tweet
I hope that you can take that to heart and that it fills you up with joy.
Here is the recipe for the Maple Almond Butter Granola Bars that was supposed to be shared last Saturday. It’s simple to make & bake, and great for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.
2 and 1/2 cups oats
1 tsp of salt
1 cup nuts
1/2 cup dried fruit and seeds
1/4 cup unrefined muscovado sugar
2 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp of vegan butter
1/4 cup smooth almond butter
4 – 5 Tbsp maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius. Line a rectangle baking tin with parchment paper (this makes for easy lifting after baking).
2. Mix dry ingredients together.
3. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Put wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Press down the granola mixture into the lined baking pan.
4. Bake for 30 min until golden brown. Be careful to not let over-bake or it will burn!
5. Let it rest in a wire rack and slice into bars the size of your liking. Serve just as it is, or with a dollop of natural yogurt.
Trust, faith, & miracles,
- 2 and ½ cups oats
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 cup nuts
- ½ cup dried fruit and seeds
- ¼ cup unrefined muscovado sugar
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp of vegan butter
- ¼ cup smooth almond butter
- 4 - 5 Tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 180 Celsius. Line a rectangle baking tin with parchment paper (this makes for easy lifting after baking).
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Put wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Press down the granola mixture into the lined baking pan.
- Bake for 30 min until golden brown. Be careful to not let over-bake or it will burn!
- Let it rest in a wire rack and slice into bars the size of your liking. Serve just as it is, or with a dollop of natural yogurt.