That others may know…

          “For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.” Josh 4:23-24
Simple question:  What is God doing in you, through you or around you so that others may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty?
I have run in Christian circles for about 30 years now. The longer I’ve been a believer the more I see mediocre Christianity which amounts to basically living a moral life, keeping one’s nose clean and being a generally nice and good person.
When I hear stories of heroic faith happening amongst my brothers and sisters, I am reminded that their powerful faith that seems to move mountains is a rarity.
I am in numerous churches over the course of a year for various job responsibilities and family visits. I hear many stories of churches that are empty monuments to the past, once vibrant but are now dying on their feet.
Generally speaking, we are having a tough time attracting newcomers to churches and most that do come are transplants not new believers or unsaved.  Why?  Oh, people far smarter and educated that I am are struggling to answer that question.
I personally think that if we who are Christ-followers started to exercise our faith and live out our lives in unabashed, passionate obedience, proclaiming the gospel in word, deed and attitude then we could be a showcase of the mighty hand of God — that others may see and know our God is a great God, our God is the One True God.
That, my sisters, will draw others to want to come and see! So I ask again, what is God doing in you, through you or around you so that others may know the mighty hand of the LORD is mighty?
Food for thought today – no calories!

Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick.  In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events.  She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years.  She has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren and 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all.  She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.

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