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Acts 8:13 Even Simon himself believed. After being baptized, he stayed constantly with Philip and was amazed when he saw the signs and great miracles that took place.
Being willing to be amazed on a daily basis requires me to let go of my desire to be seen as sophisticated and smart—able to metaphorically leap tall buildings and right the world’s wrongs. I want to do these things in God’s service, of course. But I have to admit I would like to be seen as amazing.
So, when I start getting absorbed by my own amazingness, I know it is time to put aside my own desires and spend more time listening to the amazing story of God’s grace alive in the hearts of God’s people in the world.