I read a post recently on proverbs31.org from January 7, 2020, “How to Amaze Jesus,” which put a new spark in my mind.
A centurion asked Jesus to heal his servant and said he knew Jesus could do it by just speaking the word. He knew Jesus didn’t need to come to his house, and the centurion didn’t feel he deserved for Jesus to come there.
And “Jesus was amazed.” (Matthew 8: 5-10 NIV)
God was amazed!
The writer of this post divided the amazement into three parts: the man’s humility, his selflessness, and his limitless faith in what Jesus could do.
That’s what I want to happen in my life. I want to amaze Jesus.
What can that look like in my writing?
Be humble. Any time I look at my writing and see something I really like, remember that it is a gift from God. It is by His hands writing the words along with mine. Talk about an amazing thought!
Be selfless. My goal is not to make money or to win the approval of others. My goal is to shine God’s love and hope into the lives of readers.
And have limitless faith?
This is tough, but it’s what I want to do. I want to open myself up to listen to the marvelous ideas and stories which God is able to give me.
I’ve been a Christian for a long time. None of these are new ideas for me.
But they’ve just lit a bright spark in me, and I have a God Who can keep them in the front of my mind.
Ephesians 3: 20-21 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”
Guest post by Kathy McKinsey
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