Wednesday, March 6th
48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” 49 The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.
When you are driving the road and see a sign giving you direction, you don’t stop and stare at the sign, you use it as an indication that you’re heading the right direction. Further yet, you would never pull into Chic-Fil-A and park underneath the sign and expect to get fed. As ridiculous as these analogies may seem, that is what many people do when God gives them a sign. While a billboard or road sign shows you a destination or path, a sign from the Lord is similar in that He intends for it to point you to Himself. Unfortunately for many believers when they receive a sign from the Holy Spirit, they get enamored with the sign and focus on it rather than the One who gave it. When God moves on behalf of His people, His intent is always to build relationship with them by showing them His heart. He wants you to know Him, not just become depend on supernatural handouts. He is a God of graciousness and love who wants the very best for His children. This why He is a God of the miraculous, because that’s sometimes what it takes to draw people in. However, as a believer, you are settling for far less than His very best if you forsake Him for chasing after the supernatural. Jesus said signs and wonders would follow you, so don’t fall into the trap of chasing after them. It’s time the church stopped desiring the supernatural at the expense of the spiritual. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff