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There are so many things vying for our attention today. We have more information than ever before, that being informed has a different meaning than it did prior to the internet, television, radio, and even the telephone. Information used to travel slowly, but today the news of a significant event can be spread in minutes. Not just significant events, but even small moments in the lives of friends and family. All of this can be wonderful, but it can also lead to mental overload.
I don’t believe we were designed to consume so much information and I am certain that many of the problems so many are facing, mentally and emotionally, stem from focusing on the information overload rather than the source of our peace, strength, hope and healing.
Psalm 111:2 (NLT) How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them.
The word amazed is an interesting word. When is the last time you were truly amazed at something? When is the last time you felt truly amazed because of the Lord? With so much to ponder it’s easy be so caught up consuming the new that we don’t properly ponder the deeds of the Lord! God has done so much throughout history, and He’s done so much in your life and we must keep that fresh in our spirit’s.
As we spend time in our daily pursuit, as we take the time to delight in Him, I pray today that we would once again be brought to a place of amazement, that place of genuine awe. Not only at what He has done, but what He is doing and what He will do. He is constantly at work and as you set our mind on the Lord and surrender Your will for His you will be continually amazed at what He accomplishes through your life.
Ephesians 3:16-20 (NLT) I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. 20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
As we continually keep our focus on Jesus our roots grow deeper and stronger in the love of God and that fills us with the fullness of life and power that comes from Him. I think we can all agree the world needs a little more love. May we put His love on full display today that He would receive glory! That He would accomplish more than we could even think to ask.