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Friday, September 9, 2011

FRIDAY THOUGHTS

Thinking back to Wednesday’s post about signs from God, meditate on the contrast between John 4:48 and the many other passages that refer to them. Do you believe God still gives us signs? Or does He no longer do so, relying instead on our faith in Jesus?


“Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” (John 4:48) 


Before our eyes the LORD sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household. (Deuteronomy 6:22)


You performed signs and wonders in Egypt and have continued them to this day, in Israel and among all mankind, and have gained the renown that is still yours. (Jeremiah 32:20)


It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. (Daniel 4:2)


“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. (Acts 2:22) 


Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. (Acts 2:43)


The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. (Acts 15:12)


PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help us not to “need” signs in order to be obedient. But if you do send us signs, please open our eyes to see them clearly and understand your guidance without question. Amen.

5 comments:

Linda Yezak said...

I'm a strong believer that God still gives signs.

Before MSB and I moved here, I "fleeced" God--laid a fleece before him, just like Gideon did in Judges 6. "If these five things happen, Lord, we'll know it's your will that we move." All five things happened. We moved. Great sign.

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Linda - I've been amazed at the number of people to whom God has shown similar signs. Thank you for sharing your story here.

Mike said...

I love your prayer to have our eyes opened to His miracles. I want to be amazed at the mundane things that happen.

http://collegemanual.blogspot.com/

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Mike - Yes, God is present even in the mundane.

lynnmosher said...

Oh, I believe in signs. I think God allows them on occasion to encourage us. Great scriptures!