I Saw the Sign

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“In the same way that the prophet Jonah was a sign for the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be a sign for the people of this day.” (Luke 11:30 GNT)

Are you still waiting for a sign?

God has already given us a multitude of signs, but perhaps it’s not the one you’re looking for.

It’s unlikely that God will reveal himself in ways that we expect of him. In fact, he will always reveal himself in a way that we as humans could never fully expect or understand. You should not look for God in the way you imagine in your mind, but instead be open to the idea that he will show himself to you in his own way.

The people of Jesus’ time were looking for what they expected God to be, but when he was right in front of their very faces, they refused to believe that he was what they were expecting.

The crowd answered, “Our Law tells us that the Messiah will live forever. How, then, can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” (John 12:34). So, do not be discouraged! They saw Jesus first-hand and many of them still missed him.

It’s okay to have your doubts, but you must not put God into a box. Be open-minded and trust that he will show you the path in his own way, and by his own timing.

Just be ready!

So then, you also must always be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him. (Matthew 24:44 GNT)

A Treasure from the Heart

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A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. (Matthew 12:35)

In 2013, John and Mary stumbled upon what is now known as the Saddle Ridge Hoard. In a field they owned in California, a collection of coins buried in the late 1800s was discovered. These coins had a face value of $27,890 and now valued at $10M. What a treasure! No one knows who left it. Someone spent a lifetime gathering a treasure and never used or shared it. That’s not what God intended for our treasures. 

We all have a treasure we can share. It has no cost and there's no fee to disburse it. For some it comes easily, not so with others. Words are that treasure. Such an immense treasure that if chosen carefully they can:

Build up.

Show love.

Motivate.

Encourage.

Comfort.

Change a life. 

In Matthew 6:21 Jesus says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Simple steps can be taken to build this treasure of your heart:

  • Spend time with God daily.
  • Ask questions.
  • Take a sabbatical from social media.
  • Watch what you watch.

What is put into the word treasury is what comes out when you talk to yourself and with others.

Good stuff in, good stuff out!

Today, build and share the treasure of your heart and use your words to change life - your life and the lives of those around you!

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