I accidentally purchased this book entitled “How to Live A Life of Miracles” by Bo Sanchez. I bought this book because I want to get his autograph. As an avid reader of his articles in Kerygma magazine and some of his inspiring books, meeting Bo Sanchez is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But what really called my attention and made me decide to buy this book is the disclaimer posted in the cover page of the book which says:
Who doesn’t want to be successful? I am fully aware that this is just part of the promotion, but I know that each of us has some perspective in life that needs to be changed and reading books like this can help us initiate the change we need to implement in our lives. Knowing the fact that it is Bo Sanchez wrote the book, it is already given that the content is very realistic, something that you could relate and you can apply to your very own life.
The book has revealed the 7 keys for you to open yourself to Blessings and Happiness in life. This sounds promising, but it is the title that really struck me.
“How to Live a life of Miracles?”
I don’t have any single idea how, and why we need miracles. WE need money, we need food, we need shelter, we need each other. But miracles? Why? Only sick people and dying people and desperate people need it. So why are we going to struggle our self in the pursuit of miracles? I don’t need it, and I’m sure every single happy man can live without it.
But after reading the book, I realized I was wrong. I realized that whether we need it or not, we are living under the mercy of miracles, and we are not aware about that. It took a little briefing for us to realize that it exists and it is just thriving around us and we just need to be AWARE about it so we can live a life of miracles.
If you are not aware yet, then I would like to inform you that you are a miracle. Yes, you. Your body, your personality and your life. You are a living testimony that there are miracles as opposed to Nora Aunor’s famous line “Walang Himala”. Can you imagine how many sperm cells raced their way to unite with your mother’s egg cell just to produce you? If you are going to think about it, it’s so amazing how God works for your existence here on earth. From the moment your mother and your father met, you are already destined to live. Ask your parents to share their love story and you will realize that the story happened because of you, because of God’s plan for your existence. I think it’s enough to be considered as a miracle. If your father met other woman, then there will be no you. Amazing right?
In the book, you will find the 7 keys to achieve a miraculous life which can be generally defined aa successful, happy, blessed and contented life. Miracles are gift from God and only those who are worthy can receive it from God. You remember the exodus of Israelites from Egypt to the land of promise? God has given them the opportunity to enjoy the land of flowing milk and honey, but because some of them are just too afraid to take the risk, only few Israelites were able to enter the land of promise. Just like the Israelites, God has promised miracles in our life. We are all entitled to enjoy a happy and successful life. But the question is, are you worthy and ready for this kind of life? Let’s go back to the Israelites. After the struggles of escaping from Egypt, they were able to reach the land of promise, but they stayed camping outside the land for another 40 years because they are afraid to face the giants that occupied the place. God has a promise, a wonderful promise to each of us, but it is not easy to reach God’s promise. There are many giants along the way that we must face. If there’s an easy way to success, then I bet all of us are rich right now. Only those who have the courage to face the giants can get the reward. In the case of Israelites, only Joshua and his family fought against the giand and they are the only Israelites who entered the land of flowing milk and honey, the land of abundance, the land that God had promised to all Israelties. Even Moses and other Israelites were not able to enter the land because they became cowards when they saw the giants.
The point here is, if you want to live a life of miracle, you must be courageous enough to accept miracles. There is no easy way there, you must face your own giants. Every day is a battle, and only those who can stand against the enemies can receive and live a life of miracles.
I suggest you read the book, it is very inspirational and it will provide you good spiritual insights on how to become successful in life. So next time you say, “Nakakainggit naman si Henry Sy, ang daming pera” or “I wish ako na lang si Piolo Pascual, kasi sikat na sikat”, or “Sana maging katulad ako ni Manny Pangilinan o kaya ni Mr. Lopez”, think!!! These wealthy, famous and great people work their way to success. Like us, they are not exempted to trials and struggles. But because they believe and they have the courage to face life, they reached that status in life. If they were able to do it, you can also do it. The question is are you courageous enough to trek the road to success?
For me, I am still mastering this kind of attitude. I know that 3 to 5 years from now, I can be somebody. And in that moment, I will brag about my success, not because I want to get attention and praises, but because I want to inspire others and teach them HOW TO LIVE A LIFE OF MIRACLES.
With God, I know I can fly high.
God bless you.