God saved you for many reasons, but one of them is to live a life of astonishment. Why would I say that? The greatest man that ever lived said to His disciples in John 14:12, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than
John 5:20 “For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does. Yes, to your amazement He will show Him even greater things than these.” (NIV) As much as God wants to demonstrate His power to the world, He wants to amaze you with what He can do in your life. As the Father loved the Son, He loves you as His own. God has called you to proclaim the gospel believing that God does astonishing things and will act through you!
Acts 3:10 “They recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.”(NIV) God wants to amaze all those around you by showing how you, an ordinary person, can perform such great deeds through the power of God. Never doubt God’s ability to perform and be in control. Let God use your hardest predicaments to astonish those on the receiving end of God’s hand.
Matthew 21:20 “When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" (NIV) Why doubt the God of the universe? Continually put yourself at God’s disposal and step by faith into every opportunity fully expecting to see His hand at work. Let God’s work be the norm, so you live in the amazement of your loving God.
Mark 6:51 “Then He climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed.” (NIV) Never take God for granted. You never know when God will manifest Himself. God is always present and working. Live expectantly and by faith, so you can be amazed at God’s presence and work.
2 Corinthians 2:14-15 “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” (NIV)
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