I read this quote a few weeks ago -
"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Talk about it."The quote is from a woman far from God. No person intent upon living a holy life would emulate her lifestyle. And yet, as I read these short statements, I was amazed at how perfectly they capture the way every christian should live!
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Pay attention - Do you notice the hand of God upon your life? Do you see the blessings that fill your minutes, hours, days? Do you read His Word and find guidance for your life? Open thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. (Psalm 119:18)
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Be astonished - It is astonishing that the God over all is aware of us, works in us. Aren't you amazed that God's grace is freely given to you? "I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh on me..." (Psalm 40:17)
Talk about it - Do you? Do you talk about what God does in your life? Do your friends know how that verse you read today has impacted your thinking, your actions? Do your kids know what you saw God do today? Is He the passion of your life that you can't keep to yourself? "In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name forever. Selah." (Psalm 44:8)
"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Talk about it."