Many times when we are desperate for a miracle, we fall into the trap of thinking any option would do. It’s not always Godly to opt for the easiest way out! Unless we are careful, we can easily be driven by desperation to opt for the easy way out of the challenges and problems that we find ourselves in. God’s will is not always found in the easiest option available nor is His will found in the first caller, the first to say hey or even the first to check on you or show concern. Even Jesus when he sensed hunger, the first suggestion of the way out was from the devil asking him to turn stones into bread. God is not always in the easiest paths and we should be careful of falling in that trap. Jonathan the son of King Saul knew this and one day when the Israel army was cornered by the Philistines, he wanted to know God’s will and asked for a sign. They were in a valley below whereas the enemy was in a cliff up high. Jonathan sign was not an easy one; if the enemy agreed to come down, Jonathan would take that as a sign from God that he was not in it. But if the enemy demanded they climb the Cliff together with his assistance, that would be a sign God was for them. Climbing the cliff was much harder and tirin than coming down but Jonathan did not opt for the easier way out. He knew faith defies the odds of life and opted for the tougher route. God gave them miraculous victory! Where are you tempted to turn stones into bread? Where are you tempted to turn that lady or that man into a spouse just because they are available? Where have you opted for an easier way out! Faith in God often opts for the long, harder and usually tiring way but the results are always guaranteed!
“Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.” Psalm 86:17 NIV
Last modified: April 7, 2020