Romans 1v21 says:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Paul was explaining to the romans that we all have knowledge of God but we can choose to dull ourselves to that knowledge. This verse shows the steps that people take to dull themselves and through this decrease the impact God has on their lives.
It is not that God withdraws His presence — there is no expiry date on the power He releases in our lives. It’s what we do, not what God does that decreases the effectiveness of His touch in our lives.
We so easily place more focus on circumstances in our lives or the opinions of other people. Whatever you focus on gets bigger and bigger (magnifying) and what you neglect gets smaller and smaller. What does this mean?
The more you focus on the opinion of others, or your circumstances, it will cause your understanding of God’s view of you to become smaller and smaller. It is not possible to value what God is saying about you and value other people’s opinion about you at the same time. When you focus on the Word of God, then the Lord will take on greater importance in your life and glorifying Him will be a natural part of your relationship with God. Neglecting God will cause us to be like a broken vessel and leak out the Fullness of God in our lives.
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