When the Lord said there will be signs, I hope you don't think there will be some large billboard up saying "look at me, I'm a sign from the Lord!" In order to see a sign, you first have to be looking in that signs direction. In other words you have to be watching in that direction. What did the Lord tell us to do when we saw all the things He told us about coming to pass? Look up, He said:
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
If you look up, literally, what will you be looking at? The sun, moon and stars. Pay attention. Watch where the Lord told us to watch. Expect the Lord's return every day.
This world is experiencing some tough times. Never give up. Keep the faith. Do not let mankind or the devil or his angels or demons take your crown.
Come back to the Word of God as often as possible. Pray always. Do what you can in these things even if you think you are doing them imperfectly. Something is better than nothing. Continue to act as long as you have breath. Never, ever, ever, ever give up. Use your talents (matt 25) expecting your Lord to come back and settle accounts with you. He knows we are weak, but He expects something however little instead of nothing. Remember what happened to the servant who "buried" his talent.
Be encouraged. Keep your mind on mercy, compassion, and peace in these evil days where violence and filth is everywhere. We were not appointed to the wrath and judgement and vengeance that the wicked are going to have poured out on them soon. Remember the stories of Noah and Lot. What happened with them is what will happen with us, in some form or fashion, thats what the Lord promised us.
An entire nation was just wiped off the map in a sense (Japan). We haven't seen that fully play out yet, but there is a lesson there for us. In one day, Japan's future forever changed. Those of us who are watching should take this to heart. Which of the Japanese woke up on 3/11/2011 and knew that it would be their last day?
If there is one thing that resonates with this writer today, its these two words "don't quit." Inch your way forward every day that the Lord gives you. Seek His kingdom. Value the little things because the little things are the big things. Be dressed in readiness for our Lord to return. We are the bride of Christ waiting with great expectation for our Lord, Savior and Bridegroom to take us to the Fathers house.
Need some sleep....grace and peace