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Recapture Your Amazement!

August 25, 2016, 10:26 AM

We live in a world where very little amazes or surprises us anymore.  In an age of 24 hour news, live feed videos and constant posting on social media we have become calloused to anything that can really bring a sense of awe.  

There are still a few things in life that bring a jaw dropping sense of awe and amazement:  Viewing a Redwood tree in person, a particularly vibrant sunset backdropping a lake or mountain view, or maybe some horrific tragedy of violence shown in the news.  But, far too often we see things of wonder without batting an eye.  We take for granted the wonders the world holds or are eyes and ears can behold.  We have seen it before, heard it before, or done it before. 

As a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ I know that have been forever saved from the penalty of sin by an almighty God who paid my price through His own Son Jesus Christ death on the cross and resurrection from the grave.  The fact that the God of the universe, King of kings, Lord of lords, and creator of the universe would love me and care enough about me to save you and me if we are willing to turn to him in repentance aught to thrill us and amaze us, but there are too many times in the business of life that it doesn’t.  

But if I may, can I just remind of you something that is truly mind-blowing, life altering miraculous?

The God of the universe loves you and wants fellowship with you!  He says so in the Bible, and He shows so in the work He did in sending Jesus to die in our place on the cross.  No matter what you have done, no matter what your age, regardless of your social or ethnic reality, He wants to know you.

If you have called on Him to be your Savior and Lord, He has come into your life through the person of the Holy Spirit to live in you.  Never to leave you or forsake you.  In the beginning of the history of creation God walked with men like Adam, Enoch and Abraham.  Later he dwelt among men by his presence by leading them with a cloud and later indwelling the tabernacle that was built for Him.  Then Jesus was sent to live with and die for all mankind so that we could live with Him forever.  Today Jesus is in heaven but His Holy spirit is sent to live in us.  

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” - I Corinthians 6:19-20

Think about that for just a moment…

The God of the Universe, creator, sustainer, miracle maker, provider, healer, comforter, Prince of Peace and King of kings is living in you if you are saved and belong to Him or wants to live in you if you will call on Him!

Allow the truth of that reality to recapture the amazement  and sense of wide eyed wonder once again in your life.  

Call on Him.  He is waiting with arms wide open.