Well, here we go! I have officially entered the blogosphere. As I meditate on how God wants to use me through this outlet, I keep coming back to the power of the Lord. So, for as long as God leads me to blog I am going to use this time to reflect and to praise Him for all the amazing things He is doing in His church, our communities and personally.
The primary thing I want us to do together is ask for wonder. So many people walk in fear today. Think to yourself what is a fear you have currently? One thing that I fear is how this blog will be received. Will some think I am not a writer, will some think this is a waste of time to read, I know some will correct my grammar. You know who you are! Instead of walking in fear today I choose to walk in wonder. Instead of worrying about what I am afraid of I am going to contemplate what I am in awe of.
In the gospel of Luke we read about a man who has been paralyzed for many years. His friends rally to his side and carry him on his bed to see Jesus. When they get to the house where Jesus is they encounter a huge crowd. That doesn’t stop them; these crazy people climb up on the roof! Now this is where I am throwing on the breaks. This is where I start to fear. Am I going to tear into this person’s roof? I am a rule follower; I am not going to break the law. Why? Fear has a grip on me. I am afraid to let go and love. I am afraid to walk in wonder of an almighty God. Thankfully these friends were not gripped by fear. They lowered him through the ceiling and Jesus tells him “Man, your sins are forgiven.” (v.20)
Today let’s stand in amazement of God. Luke 5:26 says, “And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.” Today we have a choice to make; you can either say, my life is awful, or you can say, man my life is interesting! Do not be paralyzed by fear. Instead of fighting and striving let go and love. What is God stirring in you? What is he asking you to do today? Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.” Ask for wonder today, seek after God today, and let Him open to you a new perspective in your life.