How often does some form of this bargaining plea cross our minds?
“God….If you ______, I promise to ______.”
Fill in the blanks with our chosen sign to give us the direction of the Almighty.
We seek after prophetic words. A well-known prophet is in town and we attend hoping to hear some direct line of communication from God himself, revealing something we’ve never considered.
We play Bible roulette with our questions. Our Bible flops open to a passage designed to inspire our future actions, only it reads some obscure passage about judgment on Babylon. Take two. Try Again!
We’ve even developed “Christian” words for this practice. We put out a “fleece” because that is what Gideon did in Judges 6.
These are well-intentioned, but misguided activities.