God works miracles to glorify Himself. He can certainly make a way to help us find Him.
Let’s start with a few Bible stories to study:
Gideon’s army was reduced to 300 men who were instructed to blow horns and break clay jars to defeat their enemy so that they would know it wasn’t by their own might that they defeated the Midianites but by God’s miraculous power. This frightened the enemy to such a degree that they simply fled and were chased down and defeated (Judges 7).
Joshua was given strange instructions to defeat Jericho. His army was told to march around the city seven days in a row. Then, on the final day, march seven times around, then blow their horns. The walls simply fell, and the enemy was defeated. (Joshua 6)
One more: Remember Naaman who was afflicted with leprosy? Elisha told him that God said to go dunk in the dirty Jordan River seven times. Dunks 1-6 gave him no relief, but after dunk seven, his skin was completely healed. (2 Kings 5:1-15)
From a human perspective, all these methods looked like folly. But again, God wanted to do something completely out of the ordinary to accomplish His purposes! He chose a way that there’d be no doubt that it was He Who won those battles and healed Naaman. Could God have used a huge army for Gideon and typical, strategic battle plans for Joshua against Jericho? Could God have instructed Elisha to simply lay hands on Naaman to heal him? Yes, but God wouldn’t have been as easily recognized for His miraculous ways prepared in advance to rescue those people and the nations they represented.
Application #1: God loves to show His might by demonstrating His power through unconventional means.
Don’t be surprised if God’s ways don’t make any human sense. Remember that His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). God can produce miracles in our lives that make no logical sense, but they serve His purposes, glorifying Himself. In my case, He awakened a zombie by sending her on daily walks.
Application #2: God pursues a relationship with us.
Most of us have come to falsely believe that God wants us to chase after Him, begging for a relationship with Him, like it is our chasing Him that makes Him relent as if it is a tedious duty He must respond to.
But, in fact, God paid a high price to be able to have the ability to have a relationship of peace with us right now. Everything is already in place for God to commune with us anywhere and however He chooses to fellowship with us. Don’t be surprised if He pursues you, even if and when you cannot pursue Him.
Most of us have come to falsely believe that God wants us to chase after Him, begging for a relationship with Him, like it is our chasing Him that makes Him relent, as if it is a tedious duty He must respond to.Tweet