Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells in Mount Zion. Isaiah 8:18
Everyone hates to lose an argument. Once you’ve taken a stand on an issue, it’s very embarrassing when you can’t defend it against opposition and they get the better of you.
So for those of us who feel this way about defending our faith in Jesus, our verse today is good news. We have an argument that no one can beat-a transformed life. No one can argue with that!
When God does a miraculous work in your life, setting you free and leading you down the right path through life, rarely are words needed. The people around you will notice the difference, they will see your confidence and peace that fly above the circumstances around you, and they will want in on what you have.
But maybe you’re reading this today, saying, Bob, you’re the sign and the wonder for people, not me. Well, my sign says that you’re the sign, because Ephesians 4 says that my job is to equip the church to do the work of the ministry. It’s my job to equip, your job to minister. Only you can shine your light and share your story; I can’t do that for you.
If you’re nervous about being the sign, chances are pretty good it’s because of sin, so let me give you some more good news: Signs stands for Standing In Grace Neutralizes Sin. When you rest in the work of Jesus on the cross and live in the love He has for you, then it breaks the power of sin in your life and sets you free to become His sign to the world around you.
This requires you to be all in. A light doesn’t shine when it’s trying to hide, but only when the electric power of God flows through it and it stands out there with a constant desire to be a witness for Christ, a lighthouse that pierces the darkness and points people in the right way.
This can be your life today. Will you choose to be the sign and wonder that God created you to be?
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for showing me signs to keep me on Your path! Please help me to not see as the world sees and hear as the world hears. But instead help me to see, hear, hope, and believe in the sign of Your love-Immanuel, God with me, You with me right now, able to help me handle anything that comes my way.