How to Obtain a More Sensitive Heart
Every Day Life
When I was in elementary school, my family and I would periodically take trips out to Colorado. We had relatives that had been living out there for quite some time. And so when we would come to visit, they would try to convince us all to move out there with them while we would try to convince them to move back home to Michigan.
On our car rides out in Colorado, I remember passing many signs that brought to our attention that there could be falling rocks where we were driving. I remember trying to imagine what it would be like to live in a place where the potential for a rock to smash you while you were driving could be a possible reality. My family and I found it to be a frightening thought but when we brought it up to our aunts and cousins, they claimed that they were used to it. How can you be used to potential danger lurking around every curve of the mountain?
Well, about ten years pass by, and my aunts won the battle- I end up moving to Colorado myself. When you first experience a change in your life, you end up becoming more aware. Whether it be that your focus turns to the excitement and nervousness that you didn't realize was there, or whether you experience acting in a newfound confidence, a major change can bring about an awareness to things that have always been there but the depth of awareness was not. For instance, after driving through the mountains on a daily basis, a majority of people grow numb to the warning signs on the road. However, if it was reported on the news that a falling rock had killed someone driving alongside the mountain, everyone would then become aware again that those signs exist for a reason.
How to Capture the Awe
We all fall victim to the numbness that seeks to invade our lives if we don't do anything to prevent it. It takes an intentional heart to become aware of the situations that we have grown numb to. When we first get on fire for God, everything seems awe-inspiring. Our hearts instantly attach themselves to every answer that God provides. It is possible to keep an awe-inspired heart, but it requires an action on our part. Having a thankful and intentional heart can keep our hearts from growing numb to God. There is so much that we are able to thank God for. You can thank Him for every good thing in your life. He is the author of goodness. When you begin to thank Him for the small things, you'll realize that they add up. Soon after, you won't be able to do anything other than thank God. When you talk to God about your every day life, He can show you in your heart how He was there in even more ways than we have ever imagined. He is so faithful to His word. There may have been some times where you felt as though He wasn't there but His word says that He will never leave us nor forsake us. When you become aware of how good He is, you'll begin to be more sensitive to His promptings and His answers.
© 2017 Erica Ligocki