LAVISH LOVE: How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (I John 3:1 NIV)

Archive for July, 2012

Live Life in Radical Amazement – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

ImageMy hubby, Steve, did what I should have done — searched for the source of the quote I used in the previous blog. Not only did he find the author, he found the rest of Rabbi Heschel’s excellent quote.

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement, to look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; to be spiritual is to be constantly amazed.”    –  Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Where Worship Begins

“To be spiritual is to be constantly amazed.” I wrote this quote on the whiteboard by my desk a couple years ago. Though I don’t know who authored the thought, it’s true—when we’re in tune with the Spirit, we’re blown away by the majesty and mystery of our Creator God. “You are the God of miracles and wonders.” (Psalm 77:14a NLT)

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them? For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.  (Romans 11:33-36 NIV)

“In many ways, God is unfathomable. The more we know him, the more we realize we don’t know him. This is where worship begins. Worship his mystery.” (Changes That Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud)

I’m glad I can’t fit God into parameters of my own making. He would be way too small and boring!


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