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Has God ever given you a sign to get your attention? The first major sign I can remember in my life was a severe car accident. God certainly got my attention and I was much more teachable from that time forward.

In our story about Moses, the Lord gave him the sign of the burning bush. No one in Scripture before or after has had a burning bush experience. God is unique when He gives us signs and what He uses for one person is not what He does for the next.

Exodus 3:1One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.” When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied. “Do not come any closer,” the Lord warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. [1]

God still speaks to humans today through signs. Signs don’t have to be bush on fire or an angelic messenger. Signs are simply the supernatural breaking  into the natural world. Signs from God are unexplainable yet undeniable. There is no indication from the Bible that miraculous signs stopped when the Bible was finished. In fact, what we see from Scripture is the timelessness and unchanging nature of God: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever” we read in Hebrews 13:8. So, if God remains the same and God spoke through signs and wonders time and time again, why wouldn’t He continue to do so today?

Don’t be surprised when God doesn’t get your attention through a burning bush like He did with Moses or a large fish like Jonah. When God spoke to Elijah in 1 Kings 19, it wasn’t through the fire, the wind or an earthquake, but through a “gentle whisper.” If your life is too fast, too loud or too distracted, you’ll miss God’s quiet signs. Then you may wonder why God isn’t speaking to you.

The amazing thing about God is that His Holy Spirit doesn’t just live in you, He lives in all believers. Wisdom isn’t just available to you, it’s available to all believers. So, if you’ve got a big decision, and you think God may be telling you to take a step of faith but you’re not sure, find a Christian mentor that you respect, someone that you know talks to God, and ask them. “I think God may be telling me to do this. I think I’m receiving a sign from God. Am I crazy?” 

Yes, God can give us signs today in many different ways because God wants to communicate with you. That is why the Lord gave us his Holy word, which is His biggest sign to communicate with us. Know that the Lord loves you more than you know. Know that Jesus died for your sins so you could be called to faith.

1 John 4:16 – We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.[2]

To hear the story of how God gave Moses signs, listen here:

[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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