Monday, October 8, 2012

John 11-13

John 12:37

"Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him."

Wow. This verse makes me think of the purpose of of miraculous signs. I ask God for signs to help boost my faith, but these people didn't even believe when they saw all these things! It makes me realize that signs are not the foundation for our hearts to believe. What helps our hearts believe is encountering Christ himself and now what He can do.

Some of you know my brother, John-Michael (Dimond), and I lost our Dad almost 1 year ago. When he first died, I never asked God why. I kept telling God that even though I don't get why my Dad died nor do I agree with it, I would still choose to trust Him and what He is doing.

It's almost been 1 year and in the last 3 weeks I've felt God's presence more tangible now than I have this whole time since Dad's died. Believe me, I've been asking God for those miraculous signs because there have been major crossroads of choosing to keep trusting Christ or not. I've only seen a handful of miraculous signs in my life, and I can say confidently that they never helped me believe in Christ, they have only encouraged the belief that I already have in Him.

I know we're all MKs in Christian homes, but I also know that I'm not the only one who has struggled with wanting a sign to help me believe. Therefore, I want to encourage you to believe and choose Christ at your crossroads. Let His miraculous signs encourage our belief instead of establish it.