Are We Seeing The Signs?

Jan 16, 2009
by Julie Bowles

Daniel 4:3 – How great are his signs, how powerful his wonders! His kingdom will last forever, his rule through all generations. (NLT)

We have reached the time for our youngest son to begin the process of getting a driver's licence. As we sat together studying for his test, I had the role of checking his answers. I would read the question with him, then read the answer for myself, and wait for him to answer. For the most part, I was able to tell him if he was right or not without looking at the back of the book for the answers myself. Then, we got to the section in the book that showed pictures of road signs that he had to identify. He came to one, and he was not sure of it. I must admit that I also didn't know, and I had to look in the back of the book. Among the 200 questions, there were a few for which I had to look up the correct answers.

The next day as I was driving, I was so much more aware of the regulatory signs on the road. The amazing part of this is that I drive this road just about every day, and I must admit that I hadn't noticed all the different signs along the way. Had I become complacent in my driving skills? I have to admit now that I had.

We can also become complacent in our walk with the Lord. We miss a Bible reading here or there, miss a devotional time once, and then twice a week. We shorten our prayer time with Him when our worldly "To Do" list is longer. We can miss the signs that He is speaking to our spirit those gentle promptings that go unnoticed. Then the rubber hits the road, so to speak, and we receive a wake-up call, and we turn our focus back to Him.

Acts 2:28 – You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence. (NLT)

Prayer: Dear Lord, we want to be aware of Your presence in our lives all the time. Help us to walk in the light of Your love, Your grace, and Your mercy. Thank You that You wait for us to return, once we notice again the signs in our lives. May these signs resonate more and more deeply as our relationship with You expands and develops. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Julie Bowles <julieanni@rogers.com>
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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