Amazed not Amused

Matthew 24: 12-13 “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold. But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved.” (NASB) When people are dating, they tend to be amazed at everything the other person does. Everything they say, and everything they do, they are amazed […]

Matthew 24: 12-13 “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold. But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved.” (NASB)

When people are dating, they tend to be amazed at everything the other person does. Everything they say, and everything they do, they are amazed by them. As the time goes on,  some people stop being amazed and instead, they want to be amused. They expect their significant other to do things for them, and when they fail to do something for them, they start to fall out of love.

In certain occasions, we can do the same to God. Instead of being amazed at everything God does, we expect Him to amuse us. We want God to do everything for us and when He doesn’t, we can fall out of love with Him. We need to be careful that we do not do that. We need to make sure that we don’t expect God to just do things for us. We need to be amazed by God and all the wonderful things He does for us.

 

After God’s Own Heart

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Groundhog Day

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Provided

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Some Wisdom for the Day

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In Him

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It Is Written

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What’s Your Custom?

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Follow Me

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