Do you have enough Wow in your life?
Do you look for greatness? Do you wait expenctantly for God to wow you? And if it doesn’t come right away do you feel discouraged?
Many people will have excuses. They will say it’s the pandemic. Stay low, hide. Don’t expect too much. Don’t try. Just get through. Or you don’t know what I am going through. And that part is true. Each of our experiences and lives are unique and God works in our lives in different ways in different seasons.
This precious life has more to offer but days are ticking away.
How often have you woken up lately and said wow I can’t wait to see what God is going to do this week?!
To be honest lately I wake up with an anxiety of I hope this person doesn’t get mad at me. Or I hope this situation doesn’t happen. It’s like my fingers are gripped tightly to a rope and I am cringing playing out scenarios I hope don’t happen but I prepare just in case.
I watched a preacher on Sunday morning talk about how the man was paralyzed laying on his mat for 38 years. Jesus told him pick up your mat and walk.
He wasn’t a lazy man. He was paralyzed. But Jesus healed him.
Have you had miracles like that in your life? Have you had WOW moments with God? I have. They are pretty incredible. Yet sometimes I forget. Sometimes I shrink back and doubt again. Because it wasn’t in my time or the way I thought it should go.
I watch videos of men in maximum security prisons who have life sentences who worship more powerfully than those of us who walk free.
On Saturday afternoon I had a beautiful moment seeing just a glimpse of what God has done in my life. I stopped and smiled. It’s too personal to share with the masses but it was beautiful. I said God you’re so cool. Does that sound blasphemous? Maybe to some.
But it was a moment where I wasn’t saying what someone told me to say. I didn’t recite a bible verse. It was truly from my heart and I smiled. I connected to Jesus through an old movie line because that’s who I am. And it felt incredible. So I am spending the week telling God how He’s so cool and I can’t wait to watch Him work.
I went to the movie American Underdog on Sunday night with my family. A true story of Kurt Warner’s incredible journey to the National Football League.
He felt God gave him a dream but obstacle after obstacle told him give up. He looked up and asked why did you give me a dream if it wasn’t going to happen?
When you watch his story in entirety it is amazing. But if you lived it you can see where giving up was logical. But he didn’t.
How many dreams do you have? How many setbacks have you encountered? It can be exhausting and you want to throw in the towel. But when I watch movies like this I think that dream is real and I believe it can happen. But it takes faith, patience, trust and not listening to the naysayers.
I started working out more intensely again. Here I am at the beginning, again.
It can be frustrating and all the voices can say don’t bother. But I have a dream. And what am I showing my daughter if I give up? I want her to see you have to fight for it. And it won’t always be easy. But I have to remember it isn’t just me in this. God is in charge and if I align myself with His will, then maybe it can happen. I can’t wait to see what God does. I mean WOW!
What if we all prayed God I can’t wait to see you work!
In the words of MC Hammer “Are you ready for a miracle? Ready as I can be? Are you ready for a miracle? Jesus set me free.”
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