Is it possible to amaze Jesus?
The Greek word for marvel or amaze (thaumazō) is used often in the New Testament and most often it's used in the context of how people responded to Jesus. That's probably not a surprise.
But that's not the only time the word is used.
Y'all. There are TWO times that we are told Jesus was amazed.
One is found Mark 6:7 - Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith. #ouch
The other time is in Luke 7:8-9. A centurion sent his friends to ask Jesus to heal his servant. The centurion said, "I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed."
When Jesus heard this, He was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following Him, He said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel."
Jesus was amazed at the centurion. Why? Because he demonstrated great faith. How? By displaying humility and belief.
Humility + Belief = a beautiful display of faith that amazes Jesus.
Honestly, I find it amazing that it's possible for me to amaze the One who continually amazes me! I can either amaze Him by my faith, or amaze Him by my lack of faith. And I get to choose which it will be, and so do you.
Want some JOY in your life? Humble yourself and choose belief. Go ahead, amaze Jesus today.