LIVING AMAZED

…by big toes and baby toes!

by Tammy Phillips
August 15, 2021

Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments. (Psalm 112:1 NKJV)

Blessed is the man who fears the LORD.
Blessed is the man who reveres the LORD.
Blessed is the man who respects the LORD.
Blessed is the man who is awe of the LORD.
Blessed is the man who is astonished by the LORD.
Blessed is the man who is amazed by the LORD.

The LORD did amazing things in the Old Testament. First, He created everything!   He told Noah to build an ark in preparation for the flood, when man had never even seen rain.  He healed the bitter waters of Marah. He provided manna from heaven every day for Israel while they were in the wilderness.  He made water come from a rock, more than once.  He parted the Red Sea and the Jordan River.  He made the walls of Jericho fall.  The sun and the moon stood still at His direction.  He saved Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace and Daniel from the lion’s den.  He led David to kill a giant with a sling shot. He gave Abraham and Sarah a baby in old age.  He raised the widow’s son at Zarephath.  He restored Job’s losses. And there is so much more. 

When Jesus came on the scene and actually walked the earth, His followers lived in amazement and were so blessed by Him. 

All who heard Him were astonished
at His understanding and answers at the age of 12 in the Temple.

His parents were amazed by Him…
Because they lost him for three days and found Him in the temple sitting among the teachers, listening, and asking them questions.  (Luke 2:47-48)

Simon Peter and all who were with him were astonished….
They had fished all night and caught nothing. Jesus told them to try again. They caught so many fish that their nets were breaking.  (Luke 5:9)

They were all amazed…
A paralyzed man was lowered through the ceiling to Jesus.
Jesus forgave his sins, told him to arise, take up his bed and go to his house.
They said, “We have seen strange things today.” (Luke 5:18-26)

They were astonished beyond measure
“He has done ALL things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37)

They were greatly amazed…beyond measure, and marveled…
He walked on water and when He went up into the boat to them, the wind ceased. (Mark 6:51)

All the multitudes were amazed…
and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
Because one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute.  He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. (Matthew 12:23 and 22)

They were all amazed…
and glorified God because…
Jesus said to the paralytic, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”  Immediately, the paralyzed man arose, took up his bed, and went.  They said, “We never saw anything like this!” (Mark 2:11-12)

All the people that looked at him were greatly amazed. (Mark 9:15 KJV)

They were all amazed…
at the mighty power of God.
Everyone wondered at all things which Jesus did. (Luke 9:43)

Jesus did so many other amazing miracles.  The greatest miracle ever is that He loved us so much that He allowed Himself to be arrested for crimes that He did not commit.  He didn’t speak a word in His own defense.  He was persecuted, mocked, hung on a cross for the payment of all our sins, died and rose again on the third day, so that we could live eternally with Him.  AMAZING! 

I enCOURAGE you to get to know the LORD, all that He is, all that He was and all that He will be.  I am living amazed every day in Him.  He is the Lord of Old Testament and New Testament miracles.  He is the Lord of miracles, today.  Every time a child is born with ten perfect toes, I live amazed.  Every time the sun rises and sets, I live amazed.  Every time I see the ocean, I live amazed.  Every time I see my grown son’s toes, I am just as amazed as when I saw them for the very first time.  Our God is an AMAZING GOD.  I do not use the adjective amazing in reference to anything else, but Him and His works.  Because the Lord tells us so many times in His word to fear Him, and nothing else, I know he wants us to be LIVING AMAZED and blessed in Him.

 

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