Living a Life of Amazement: Step Outside of Your Tent

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Recently in my prayers to God, I found myself asking Him, “Why don’t I have special, exciting things happen in my life anymore…like when I first got to know you?”  God spoke back to my heart and said, “Bill, I still do those things all the time.  You have just gotten used to it.”

God wants us to live amazed by His goodness in our lives.  He wants us to actively take notice of the truly wonderful things He does for us.  Why is that?  It is because when we live amazed, we will never be without hope.

A good example to look at is the story of Abraham.  God had blessed Abraham abundantly.  However, there was one thing that he and his wife, Sarah, didn’t have.  That was a child.  Abram said,…Lord God, what can You give me, since I am going on (from this world) childless?

And He (God) brought him outside(his tent into the starlight) and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars- if you are able to number them.  Then He said to him, So shall your descendants be (Genesis 15:2, 5).

Although Abraham’s circumstances looked overwhelming, God brought him out of his tent to amaze him and remind him that he can do the impossible.  I believe we can all spend too much time “in our tent,” looking at our own problems.  That’s why the Bible says to looking away from all of that will distract unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.

Hebrews 12:2 (HCSB)

keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

Every time we decide to pray, read His Word or simply dwell on the great things He has done for us in the past, it produces hope in us.  And, like Abraham, we will begin thinking, Wow, maybe He can do this for me!

When times are tough and you feel discouraged, it’s time to step outside the tent and see what God has to say.  When you do, you’ll find that He is just waiting to amaze you.  Besides, it is much warmer outside the tent than it was last Monday.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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