Signs Language

Chilly —  March 19, 2013 — 2 Comments

Sign language is for deaf people…
those who HEAR God don’t need signs to confirm it.

sign yesSo often we hear God but then refuse to obey unless God follows up His original word with some sort of sign… call it a confirmation, a fleece or a challenge. Really what we’re saying is:

    1. I’m not sure I really believe what He said, or
    2. I know what I heard but I really don’t want to do it.

Obviously, either of these examples speak to our lack of trust or our lack of obedience. Sure, God does at times confirm His Word… He does so to add blessings and confidence to our obedience, however, He certainly is not obligated to perform for us… and we shouldn’t ask Him to.  Sometimes we’re like Thomas saying, I won’t believe or won’t respond or won’t obey UNLESS “________________”… but hear the words of Jesus …

“So, you believe because you’ve seen with your own eyes. Even better blessings are in store for those who believe without seeing” John 20:29.

Friend, when you hear God speak – leap to obey – IF He chooses to bless you with a sign, cool – but IF not, do it anyways and do it quickly.  Live the adventure calledFAITH.

Signing out,
Chilly

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2 responses to Signs Language

  1. How do you know that it is God talking and not just another thought?

    • Great question! Here’s a few things I’ve found:
      1) It always is confirmed in Scripture
      2) It’s always bigger than I can do on my own (requires faith)
      3) It’s always braver than I am (requires courage)
      4) It’s always better than I am (requires humility)
      5) It’s always begins now (requires obedience & action)

      Now, that’s not to say that God also doesn’t say “I love you” … “I’m proud of you” … “I forgive you” or, “I want to change you” — again, those things are in Scripture and said by the Father more than we know (because we don’t listen).

      I never go to prayer without a journal — I come expecting Him to speak. Shhh, listen! :)

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