Where Are You, God?

Many times I will hear people express their desire to see God reveal Himself in ways similar to how He did in the Old Testament stories.

"If God is real, why don't we see the miracles?"

Like the water standing up in the Jordan river, bread falling from the sky in His provision, parting of the Red Sea to escape from our enemies.

In Joshua 3:7, the Lord gives us a glimpse into His motives,
"The Lord spoke to Joshua: 'Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, so they will know that I will be with you just as I was with Moses.'" {emphasis mine}

God gave some signs and wonders so that people would recognize His presence among His people. After Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection (the most marvelous sign and wonder!), God says that ALL who believe will receive His presence (Ephesians 1:13-14), and that people will recognize God's presence in His children by the love they show (John 13:35).

God is unchanging; His purpose is the same. He wants to reveal Himself to people. But because of Christ in us, His method is different than it once was. "Behold I am making all things new!"

As children of God, our love is displayed only through surrender to the Holy Spirit because it is the Spirit who loves as God loves. This is why our enemy, Satan, attempts to (1.) distract us so that we're focused on ourselves and forget to surrender and love others and (2.) stirs up strife between us so that our love isn't displayed.

Let's not forget the miracle of the cross! Let's remember the wonder of Christ in us! Let's display that Love and the character of God to those around us!

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