Are We Ignoring the Signs?
I read an article in USA Today that reported the United States gets 80-90 percent of all the world's tornadoes, and I wondered why. Are we under God's judgment? Yes, but we always have been. Are these storms a sign? Yes, but maybe not in the way you might have been thinking.
Did God send a sign to his people? Yes - every television station reported it. Did I heed God's sign? Not then - but I will from now on. It is our job to seek God's blessing on our nation. "If my people, who are called by my name . . ." (2 Chronicles 7:14). Is that you? It was me - and I didn't do what God has told me to do when he sends a sign. I'm sure there were a lot of people who prayed, especially those in the storms. But, what would have happened if ALL of God's people, who are called by his name, had prayed? I hope the next time we hear of a tornado warning, we will find out. All of us can get in a closet and pray. Are we ignoring the signs? Help us God, to say, "Never, ever, again."
Janet Denison is the Director of Spiritual Formation for the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, and the author of Content to be Good, Called to by Godly. She is a popular speaker for church and community events, and a respected Bible teacher. Janet blogs regularly at www.janetdenison.com. To connect with Janet in social media, visit www.twitter.com/janet_denison or www.facebook.com/janetldenison.