Build an ethos of amazement!

When was the last time you were truly amazed?

The truth is, we don’t look hard enough for the amazing in everyday life. Too often we are content for the routine, rather than hungering for the mystery of God in everyday life. Life can get routine but it needs to be punctuated with shots of amazement from the presence of God.

God does amazing very well. He parted oceans, turned bitter waters into sweet, stopped the sun, shut the mouths of lions, raised the dead, opened blind eyes and revealed the secrets of people’s hearts.

It seems like this sort of amazing only happens when we watch an enthralling movie but walking with God should include moments of ecstasy where heaven makes contact with earth. To embrace an ethos of amazement in life we need to practice the presence of God each day (John 15:7) but we also need to make ourselves available for the mysteries of God to break into the mundane-ness of everyday routines. This dynamic of amazement shouldn’t just be expected in eternity but right now. Praying, ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’, is a call to live with an ethos of amazement right now.

I pray with the apostle that God would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know the hope to which you are called and the immeasurable greatness of his power (Eph 1:17-18). This is a pivotal key to living in the amazing of God!

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