When Jesus gave that all-encompassing invitation to ‘Come to Me…Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me’, I would think that any argument about our daily walk or question about determining His will for our lives would be laid to rest. Sadly, that is not the case. Many people are still hung up on seeking signs instead of seeking Jesus, even though Jesus warns us about looking for the supernatural to give us direction or confirmation, other than the one sign, His physical resurrection.
Of course there are signs that follow those who believe, but make note of the order – the signs follow the believer; the believer doesn’t follow the signs! We need to be very careful because not every ‘sign’ is of the Lord, and those who work these ‘miracles’ can be very subtle and seductive. In fact, Scripture warns that this will especially be so in the last days. The purpose of these ‘signs and lying wonders’, however, is to draw attention to the instrument, but God’s signs are according to His will and timing. The priority is the proclamation of His Word with the signs accompanying and thus confirming His Word.
The Holy Spirit has recorded signs that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. The purpose of the Scriptures is to point us to the Son. Also, one of the ministries of the Holy spirit is to testify of Jesus. In other words, chasing experiences is never to be substituted for seeking Jesus. We regularly need to seek Him for forgiveness of sins and for restoration. We also need to come to Him for wisdom. In fact, whatever our needs are, we must seek God.
Even though signs may take place around you, rely upon the Word of God, and let God take care of the signs as He sees fit.