Wonder and Delight

God wants us to have wonder. But what does that really mean? Well, to “wonder” means: to think or speculate curiously and to be filled with admiration, amazement and awe. Ultimately, He wants to be wanted.

I see wonder when I watch my two children discover anything new. They are in awe of things that we, as adults, have grown accustomed to. The way our kids react when we take them to the beach is wonder defined. They run and laugh with such excitement while they discover how the water tastes and the sand feels between their toes. This is the type of excitement we should have for the Lord. The process of discovering His ways is exciting!

“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

When you think of the Lord, do you marvel at the wondrous works of His hands or at His incredible love for you? He wants us to be excited, full of passion, and even surprised when we discover things that once puzzled us! This is daily wonder.

Psalm 37:4 says,

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

So, we can rephrase Psalm 37:4 to say,

“I choose to be incredibly particular about my time with God. I long for Him before anyone and anything else, and I won’t be satisfied without Him. I know that I am frail, delicate, and soft before Him. But, I am also gracefully built to move with Him in power! I’m hungry for Him always, and I choose to pamper myself with exquisite delight in the very nature and character of who God IS more than what He DOES. And I couldn’t be happier.”

When we delight ourselves in the Lord, something incredible happens to us! We start to receive empowerment and reward from God. And these inner-rewards cause, or entice, us to want to work. We suddenly find ourselves entrusted with new things. Our emotions become stable, our spiritual appetite is strong, our moral character is in line, and our inner-man is renewed day-by-day!

It is God who gives! All you have to do is delight in Him, and He gives the rest!

You won’t “feel” delightful all of the time. And even if you live in a place of wonder and delight in the Lord, you will still have hard times or seasons. I’m in a extremely hard season right now, but my feelings do not rule me. I still remain solid in my faith, and because I chose Him before the tough season and choose Him during it, He gives me the grace and supernatural strength to overcome.

This is how we are destined to live, and it’s the ultimate source of daily wonder! When we live in this place of wonder, we are hearing God’s voice, truly living–having a satisfied soul, abundance of His promises, and supernatural strength to overcome every situation in our daily lives!!!

Keep you wonder hot, and you will always stay hungry! Allow God to truly satisfy.

 

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