Why doesn't God still communicate with people like He did ages ago? Well, He may not come across in a thundering voice, a cloud, or a pillar of fire, but rest assured He does. He speaks to us through dreams, nature and even through some unusual people, and most unusual places.
Coming back from the hospital one day, after lab tests, I was stopped at the red light in Somerset by Main Moon Chinese Restaurant. While I waited I glanced around and noticed a sign in an empty, darkened building. I noticed it was put there by a realtor trying to sell the property. I read the sign again and almost laughed out loud. The sign read, "This building is not empty…it is full of possibilities!"
We all, sometimes, have empty feelings of I'm not good enough, I can't do anything right, or I might as well just give up. Reading that sign put a little confidence back in to my thinking and lifted my spirit. Before Christ came into our lives were like that building; dark and empty. Once we accepted His free gift of salvation He filled us with all sorts of possibilities. He knows us better than we know ourselves because He put us together; we are His creation.
God saw the possibilities of Noah in building the ark and in Moses' ability to stand before Pharaoh and lead thousands to freedom. Paul is an extraordinary example; a man that carried out so many persecutions of Christians. But on his way to carry out even more, Christ saw the possibilities in this man and changed him completely. From that moment on, Paul became one of the greatest advocates for Christ in history.
Even today, God does not dismiss the possibilities found in each one of us. As Christians we all have been assigned tasks in proportion to the possibilities God has instilled in us and are guided by the Holy Spirit in all we do.
Ephesian 2:10 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Simply saying – He knows what you're capable of. And those things you cannot do are the things He assigns to others. By working together we join our forces and come out of a dark and empty place to where the Light forever shines.
So remember…you are not empty; you are FULL of possibilities. Your "For Sale" sign has been removed and you have been bought and paid for by the precious blood of Jesus. The possibilities that lie within you are God given and God approved. Use them!
(Nancy Stoppe of Jenners is affiliated with Jenner Township Baptist Church, Boswell. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.)