What If They Don't Believe?


Exodus 4:4-5
Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”
What would happen if God spoke to you? It happens all the time to Christians who are serious in their relationship with God. What if he told you to tell someone specific about him? What if they don’t believe you?

This happened to Moses when God sent him to set free those enslaved by Pharaoh. The proof that he was on a mission from God was not a signed document, but miracles and plagues.

What’s your proof that you’re on a mission from God?

We’re supposed to act like we belong to God. We’re supposed to look like him. Not with a physical feature, but with a spiritual family resemblance. Children often pick up similar body language and verbal expressions from their parents. If we hang out with God long enough to pick up his attitudes, we’ll be easily recognizable as children of God.

God doesn’t ask me to do miracles everyday as proof that I belong to him, but if he asks me to perform a specific task and someone sees it as a miracle, I’m okay with that. However, God does expect me to behave like I’m his kid. I tell my children that they represent me when we’re not together. People who know they belong to me expect them to act according to my values. The same should hold true for God’s kids.

What if you told someone that you belong to God, and they didn’t believe you? What would you do?

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