"Oh Lord, dear Lord, just send me a sign! Anything, just something to let me know you are there, to let me know whether to go left or go right, to begin this, to stop that, to choose this or select that. Or maybe Lord, I'll just wait for you here and not move until you move me yourself!"
Have you ever been there? And after making those requests looked back and laughed because what started out to be a simple request became a menu of tasks that even a divine God could not comprehend. It became so ridiculous that you forgot you asked and then suddenly, without notice God showed up. Not once, but twice, not twice but more than that, and then he kept showing up because the request you made was not a selfish one, but one he wanted you to make all along.
This was that week for me, but it was weeks, months, years in the making. Dreams, ideas that you have that seem way out there, but they are not way out of God's range after all. They are in fact, those things that require a vision of divine intent, and for that He gives us Divine Confirmation!
Divine intent is that what you ask for lines up with the will of God. Prayers for a family member to accept Christ, for the courage to share your salvation story, for the strength to make it through a trial of faith, or the desire to improve on your ministry, and other events that may look to you as impossible, but become very possible in the hands of God Almighty.
Of the many things that happened so far this week, I had prayed just to be strong and courageous which is just asking for what is written in the Bible (a sure fire way to get a confirmation, just repeat positive scripture). A number of things already happened to confirm that God was working on me, and then I woke up this morning, turned to June 28 in my devotional and this was the topic, Joshua 1:1-9:
His Part and Our Part - "Arise go over this Jordan....I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous....."
That was the theme, and this caveat at the bottom, Where God guides, God provides! I believe that when the good Lord reads you back what you read to him, that is a confirmation that He is with you. Not his voice, not a burning bush, not a miracle, but just a simple confirmation that your thinking lines up with his will for you.
I could share more, but so could you, as this certainly happens for us all. But when it does, it not only encourages our faith and our intent to serve, it fires up the rockets of faith to help us soar to another level of spiritual altitude.
That is most definitely the result of Divine Confirmation!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.