Have you ever asked God for a sign?

A few years ago, on a ferry trip across the Mobile Bay, I asked God for what seemed like an impossible sign. See, I love dolphins. They’re beautiful creatures and a rarity to see (at least for me during my previous beach trips).

I asked God on that ferry ride to show me a dolphin; if He hears my prayers, to please show me a dolphin. I desperately wanted to see one swim alongside the ferry as I overlooked the bay that afternoon. It was one of those moments where I needed Him to show me a sign that He was listening; I needed physical proof even though in my heart I knew God was always there. I was testing Him and in turn, He was testing my faith. [read more...]