18 Now the magicians so worked with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So there were lice on man and beast. 19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as the LORD had said. Exodus 8:18-19 NKJ
I love this because Pharaoh's magicians told Pharaoh that "This is the finger of God!" They couldn't replicate the finger of God. Then it says that Pharaoh's heart grew hard and he didn't listen to them, just as the Lord had said.
How often have we seen the finger of God move in our midst and we just brushed it off as a great thing that happened or a coincidence? I think that we get so busy or self consumed that we grow calloused to what God does for us in our midst! Now some of you are probably thinking, "Oh but if there were great miracles like that happening I wouldn't do that." but is that really true? I have seen miracles happen and then see how quickly people forget. Let me ask you this, does it have to be this huge miracle to count as something done by the finger of God?
I have seen countless miracles in my lifetime. I have forgotten many of them...how do I know that? Because I have written some of them down and then go back and read about them and think, I forgot that happened!
I have another question for you, if we continue to busy ourselves so much that we blind ourselves to the move of God in our lives how long will it be until our hearts are hardened?
We are human. We need to be careful to stay in the Word of God and to stay in fellowship so that when we start to slip someone can reach out and help us. Keep a journal and reread it every now and then. I never want to harden my heart, especially to the place where it is so hard that God hardens it. I know that God loves us so much that He would never desire that to happen. But we don't know where that line is and I don't ever want to even go near that line. So the best way to do that is to stay close to the Lord. Keep your heart soft...look for the every day blessings of God and be grateful. Worship the Lord...talk to Him...like the song says, "And He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me I am His own" When you stay in contact or in touch you won't get to the place where you don't hear or recognize His voice.
I am here to say that I have been so fortunate to see the finger of God move in my life and the life of others countless times. I have seen the Hand of God move! If you hang out with me long enough you will hear of many accounts of God moving! For that I am grateful! Thank You Jesus.