When I heard in the church many testimonies regarding signs and wonders, I felt very happy, thinking: Since God has begun to work in this respect, I will pursue hard so that I may also see some.
From then on, whether in the daytime or in the evening, I habitually searched the sky for a while, wishing that my fondest desire would be fulfilled. A period of time passed; except seeing the glaring sun and the vast sky, I found no hint of any sign or wonder. I became passive, thinking: Others could see, but why can’t I? Is it because my faith is not adequate? Or is it because I am not one to be perfected by God? … Disappointment and distress fell upon me.
One day, when I ate and drank the piece of God’s word “The Word Accomplishes Everything,” I read these words: “God works in the entire universe. All those who believe in him will have to receive his word and eat and drink his word. No one can be gained by God because of seeing God perform signs and wonders. Throughout the ages, God perfects people by his word. So, you should not always set your heart on signs and wonders but should pursue to be perfected by God.” When I read this, my heart gave a leap. Is it not my state that God’s words disclose? During this period, I set my whole heart on signs and wonders; I ate and drank God’s word but did not enter into it; I performed my duty but for seeing signs and wonders. Haven’t I deviated? Now I realize that God perfects people by the word, and that only if one spends effort on God’s word can he be saved by God. Moreover, I also understand that whatever work God does has significance. The signs God has performed today also had significance and were performed by principle; God does not show a sign to anyone who wants to see, as people imagine. God hasn’t showed me a sign according to my pursuit, but pointed out my deviation by his words and corrected my wrong viewpoint of pursuing. Isn’t this a great salvation for me? At the moment, I was devoutly grateful for receiving such an inspiration from God. And I resolved to pursue the truth in God’s word, seek more real inspirations from God, and step onto the path to perfection guided by God’s word.
Heze City, Shandong Province