Morning Coffee with Jesus - December 14, 2009
Greetings loved ones! Welcome to Monday!
Today’s “Morning Coffee with Jesus” comes from Matthew 16:2-3. “He replied to them, ‘When it is evening you say, ‘it will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘it will be stormy today, for the sky is red and has a gloomy and threatening look.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.’”
Yesterday while driving home from church I noticed several signs on the roadway. One said “Winter Weather, Drive Carefully.” Another sign said “Ice Conditions” and yet another sign said, “Bridge freezes before road surface.” I realized that the signage was there to alert drivers to adverse road conditions but if the drivers were not paying attention to the signs, there was really no reason to have them in place at all.
So it is with our walk with Jesus. Often times God will put “signs” in our path to communicate with us. These signs can be subtle or they can be overt. A subtle sign that God uses is an uncomfortable uneasiness in our souls. A more overt sign is a scripture verse that jumps off the page as it addresses a particular situation in which we find ourselves. There are untold numbers of ways in which God, in the form of the Holy Spirit, presents signs to us.
Subtle or overt, the signs God presents to us are useless if we do not pay attention. It is easy to miss signs sometimes because all that is going on around us may distract us. Nonetheless, the responsibility lies within each of us to pay attention and heed the signs irrespective of the manner in which they are presented.
At times, a sign will indicate a fork in the road. Which way to choose? This sign is designed to drive you to seek God’s assistance in making correct choices. Learning how to interpret the signs God places in our path is critical to our successful spiritual journey.
Today, pay close attention to the signs you pass on your daily walk with Jesus. What are those signs showing you? What message is God trying to convey to you through them? Is it one of spiritual danger? Is it one that confirms the path on which you currently journey is a correct one? Pay attention to the signs you observe one on your journey. These signs could keep you from traveling down a road of spiritual self-destruction or they could confirm that you are right where God wants you to be at this point in our spiritual journey. Above all else, be thankful that the signs are there because they serve an important purpose – one that could have eternal ramifications!
Have an incredible day in Jesus! Go MAD in someone’s life today.