[ Came across a book passage that made me really think. It basically said that God doesn't necessarily use His power all the time simply because the display would not make us LOVE HIM. We would be impressed, yes. But to really love God - to have that meaningful relationship - it must be the development of that ongoing relationship. We can fall in love with God, and fall out of love with Him if we have the wrong perception of who He is or if He doesn't give us what we want when we want it (humans are brats). If we truly love God - not for what he's done for us, but for who He is, we will simply love Him. We will want to be with Him. We will want to please Him, honor Him, and live to serve and give Glory to Him. Even if He does not display His power in "miracles" or "signs & wonders."
[ Boys will be boys, and young boys will imitate their dads to the last detail - even if the spit he tried to make go 4 feet like his dad only went down the front of his shirt.