Monday, October 11, 2010

Are you following or are you leading?

29As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. 30For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here. 32The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here. (Luke 11:29-32)

Jesus had already given the people numerous signs of miraculous healings, but these were not enough for them to believe in him. You may ask yourself, how many more signs did they need?
However, we may do the same thing in our own lives. It is OK to ask Jesus to give us a sign that will help us to discern a path or a decision that we have already made. I have done that many times along my own path. However, when we are clearly given a sign, do we recognize it? Or do we disregard them and look for something else. Sometimes the signs that God gives us are not exactly what we want to see and we ask God for a different sign. It is almost like saying, "I don't like that idea Jesus, try again". When we sincerely ask Jesus for a sign to guide us along our path, we must be willing to accept that sign even though it may not be what we were looking for. We must trust that Jesus will lead us along the path that is best for us and the one that will bring us closer to him.
So I think that we must be grateful that we have a loving God that is willing to lead us along the right path, however, we must be willing to follow.

Peace and love,


"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. " (1 John 4:9-10)

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