Faith and miracles are intricately intertwined. As the faith in God’s ability and willingness to do miracles increases, more miracles happen. Do you need a miracle? Then you (or someone praying for you) needs faith. If you need to increase your faith, you need to surround yourself with people who have stories of miracles. You need to know what God can and will do. If you need testimonies, then you need this book, Ridiculous Miracles, by Dr. Clarice Fluitt. Dr. Fluitt, mature in both years and in her faith, hasn’t a remaining doubt that God is a God of miracles.
On the cover of Ridiculous Miracles is a perky photo of Clarice in a red and black suit, with a 700 Club smile. The word “Miracles” is in a fire engine red, sweeping cursive font. I will be honest that in my deteriorated physical condition, I would not have chosen a book with a cover that displayed such zeal. However, I had heard that power-dressed lady speak in person recently, and knew that she wasn’t just another pretty face. This lady is ball of fire for God, and meant Kingdom business.
It’s all going smoothly when God pulled a fast one on her.
Well-established in ministry, business and community, Clarice, her husband and their several children were thriving in life. Then one day, as she passionately sought God for more of Him, to be more for Him, He instructed her and her husband to give it all away. They did.
The ensuing years were a return to the abject poverty and humble lifestyle that her mother had escaped. Her manicured upper middle class life deteriorated to days spent in a shack in the woods in a tattered robe and slippers. There, she fought desolation, depression, disapproval of former friends and confused family, all as her husband’s health slipped and poverty loomed over and around them.
The ensuing years were a return to the abject poverty and humble lifestyle that her mother had escaped.
This book is inspirational. Sometimes we just need to read a book of faith-building testimonies, and this is it. Clarice teaches consistently about the power of the spoken word, the power of positive attitude and faith in God’s goodness, and the importance of expectancy in receiving miraculous intervention on God’s behalf. When your life has been a series of miracles, you should write a book. Dr. Fluitt has written several.
Ridiculous Miracles is sassy, fun, interesting and motivational. It served as a gentle slap to awaken me from the doldrums of routine Christianity. Many of us slip into the motions. The testimonies in this book made me want to do more, and be more, for Jesus, the originator of lifestyle miracle-working. It successfully raised my level of expectation as I’ve prayed for more than I would have before reading the book. Give it a read and watch the same thing happen for you!
Quotes from Ridiculous Miracles
by Dr. Clarice Fluitt
"Acts of gratitude open great doors of opportunity. Every true act of gratitude will refine your soul and draw the flavor of God into your life."
"To attain to higher levels in God, you must know that satan is truly defeated and under your feet! This revelation demands life application."
"Love not expressed is love not received. You may have the power to do all kinds of things but if you cannot be nice, if you cannot love people, cannot be kind, or cannot say hello, it just all becomes an act."
"You have to understand that when the enemy says, 'Aha, I've got you now. You can't do anything,' that is when you are going to do the most good if your faith is in God."
"The kingdom of God has come and continues to come to me and you. What the world wants to see is a is healing, delivering, all-powerful God that when you walk in, all of hell backs up. Ha! Oh, this is a joyous time!"