Genesis 1:14 (ESV) And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,
We serve the God of all creation. The sun and moon and stars were created by His hand. Every mystery of the universe is known to Him. And He chooses not simply to have relationship with us, but to empower us with His Spirit. He desires to move in us and through us. But just as you wouldn’t trust a two year old with a sharp kitchen knife, so God gives us time to mature and opportunities to grow our character. He does this so we can be entrusted with the “greater things” He has planned.
How can we speed up that process? In some respects we can’t. There are certain processes you simply can’t rush, and maturation is one of them. You can however smooth the way by not hindering the process, and by submitting to it fully. That is accomplished by being willing and yielded, which means trusting Him and releasing your need to understand. It means embracing trials because you know they’re building godly character in you. It means abiding with Him and walking out the Word – loving the unlovable, being cloaked in humility, putting God and His Kingdom first.
As we embrace this lifestyle of radical faith, we become increasingly trustworthy for Him to move in and through. When we are seasoned enough not to allow pride to seep in if He performs miracles through our hands, we have positioned ourselves to be able to be used. Once we can be trusted to do whatever He asks whether it “makes sense” or not, we have positioned ourselves to walk boldly into situations where He can move in power through us. Once we are mature enough to hold close the secrets He shares with us, we have positioned ourselves for Him to share more. Once our hearts are moved with compassion rather than judgement, He can trust us to be His hands and feet to the hurt, the broken, and the lost.
Trust Him to know what you need and what you are ready for. Trust Him to grow and gently correct you as needed. Embrace that process, and be willing to be bold in your choice of how to live for Him. Boldness is about confident, decisive action. Bold doesn’t have to be loud or showy (though sometimes it can be). Be bold in your faith walk, and trust God to meet you there. Then enjoy the journey!
John 14:12 (NET) I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.
Mark 16:17 (NLT) These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.
Jeremiah 33:3 (ESV) Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.