Have you noticed that the signs, wonders, and miracles that God promises can be a challenge at times? We live in a world full of skeptics and can become cynical. Rather than expecting God's moves, we downplay what He is doing on the face of the earth.
Scripture reminds us in Mark 16:17 that there are signs that WILL follow those that believe. Why do we doubt or become silenced in the face of the skeptics?
Several years ago, I hosted a glory conference. The registration numbers were low, and I was still recovering from knee replacement surgery. I seriously contemplated canceling the event. Not knowing my thoughts, my lead intercessor called me. She shared that she felt the Holy Spirit had told her that I was thinking of canceling; however, I was not to follow through, and the Lord wanted me to know that the gathering would be small in numbers but mighty in power.
During our time together, we had three moves of God that fell into the signs and wonder (or signs that make you wonder) category. All were magnificent, but the one that captivated me was when it began
raining inside the conference room. Everyone present was supernaturally rained on, and there were even puddles on the floor. God moved deep in our hearts as we worshipped in awe and wonder.
However, as we shared this experience, the nay-sayers, and skeptics came out in force. We expected to encounter this mindset in the world, but we were unprepared for how powerfully it came out within the local church.
As I encountered skeptic after skeptic, I slowly lost my voice. I stopped sharing about the rain and the move of God in that meeting.
A few days ago, I was talking to a friend who encountered a mighty move of God. And they faced the skeptics and nay-sayers as they tried to share their story. As I encouraged them, I heard myself saying, "Give God the glory. Tell the story."
We steal His glory when we cease to talk about the signs, wonders, and miracles that God has done and is doing in our lives. We cry out for revival, pray for miracles, and God loves to pour them out. However, when we allow the world to silence us, we align with the demonic schemes and enter into sin.
I have found myself repenting for allowing myself to be silenced. The way that God moves will often not fit into my human brain. However, I know He has and is moving and sharing the story, thereby giving Him the glory. I cannot afford to be quiet. How about you? Are you sharing your story and giving God the glory?