Look Up And Receive A Sign From God
Do you ever feel discouraged? Maybe like you’re not doing enough? I’ve been battling that feeling lately, and it isn’t very pleasant.
I get so busy wrapped up in my ever-growing to-do list that I find myself putting spending time with the Lord on the back burner. Then, I get discouraged and vow to do better, only to find the same thing happens again the next day.
Then the thoughts of being an imposter set in. Am I just going through the motions of being a Christian? Why am I writing a Sunday faith post when I’m not qualified? I should quit posting about my faith since I’m struggling myself.
All these thoughts were running through my head Thursday morning. I was beating myself up because I’m trying to read my verse of the day before I get out of bed. Then, I’ll listen to a short, and I mean short, explanation of the verse followed by a prayer. But when my alarm went off that morning, I walked into the kitchen and opened my computer to send out the day’s email and completely forgot to spend those precious minutes with the Lord.
We hadn’t taken out the trash to the curb the night before, and they run before 8 AM. I slid open the window blinds to watch the sunrise because I didn’t want to walk out in the dark. Once it was light enough to see, I put on my jacket and grabbed the trash receptacle.
As I walked out of the garage, I looked up and noticed that the moon was right above my driveway. It was a beautiful 1/4 moon, and I mumbled something about the Lord’s wonderful creation. Our driveway has a steep incline at the top, so I looked down to see where I was walking since I didn’t want to slip. But when I looked back up, I was in for a big surprise.
As I said, the 1/4 moon was right in the path of my driveway, and I looked back up at it as I walked to the street. This time the moon wasn’t alone; it had company. Two jets were flying in opposite directions, and they intersected right beside the moon to form the most perfect cross I have ever seen.
I’ve seen lots of jets leave condensation trails before; they are long and streak across the sky before starting to dissipate. But these were different; the trails weren’t long; they were short. They only formed the cross, not an intersection. They didn’t form an X; they didn’t form a T; they formed a perfect cross.
I think that is the first time I’ve ever cried while taking out the trash. Even now, when thinking about the marvelous sight, tears start to form in my eyes. I had been listening to the enemy tell me the Lord couldn’t use me with all my flaws. But, in that one brief moment, the Lord showed me otherwise.
The Lord used a long list of flawed people in the Bible, such as Moses, David, Peter, Gideon, and Paul. I know the Lord doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. But I don’t put myself in that category.
10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
If you find yourself struggling or worrying that you aren’t good enough, remember that neither were the men above. But, even with their many flaws and inadequacies, the Lord still used them.
So, walk outside and look around at the Lord’s magnificent creation. And kick the enemy’s negative thoughts to the curb. For you are fearfully and wonderfully made!
To God Goes The Glory!
Have A Blessed Day!
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