“Because of the miraculous signs…many people were convinced that He was indiid the Messiah. But Jesus did not trust them…no one needed to tell Him about human nature…” John 2:23-25
I see and believe. But God wants me to go further. He wants me to believe in a way hidden from the physical eyes. Jesus grew up living a normal life. He experienced the sufferings, dramas and traumas of daily living in community with family, friends, neighbors and the workplace. He knew first hand the fickle behavior of brothers and sisters growing up together. He experienced first hand the human condition as He took part in the celebrations of joy and mourning of pain of those in His community.
Jesus does not want me to believe just because of some miracles that I have witnessed. He wants me to go further. To move beyond surface belief stemming from seeing. He wants me to develop a belief that comes only from searching out why God is different. Why does He do what He does the way He does it? Only as I pursue after knowing God’s ways will I see and change my behavior. Only then will I become trustworthy to Him.
Father, I ask You to make me like Moses. Help me to learn to see Your ways first. Change my life from passenger watching You, to driver moving down the road of life…driving in the direction that You choose. Help me to live Your way and not mine.