Wednesdays are for Wonder
It’s Wednesday, Sisterhood!!
In our family, we refer to today as Wonder-filled Wednesday :)
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to give gratitude for God Wonder. The word ‘wonder’ is both a noun and a verb. The noun form-according to Google: a feeling of surprise, mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. This is most often what we experience when we watch a sunset, when we hear the sound of ocean waves, when we stand on top of a mountain, when we look into the eyes of a newborn baby. And in all those things, I hope that you are drinking those moments in and that your heart is enlarged as you grasp the goodness of the God we serve. Today, however, my focus is on the verb form of wonder: desire to be curious to know something. We are built with a natural curiosity to want to know. Whether we realize it or not, our lives tell on us, give away, what we are searching to know more about. Let that sink in.
There’s nothing wrong with desiring to grow in knowledge/skills that will make us better at our marriage, mothering or ministry. When I take the time and inventory my life, I check my motive; I ask myself why. What is the intent behind my desire to know something? Here’s my measuring gauge: Is what I’m doing bringing me deeper into the knowledge of God? And quite honestly, there are moments when I realize that what I’m doing has nothing to do with getting to know Him more. Sometimes, I’ve invested time expanding my brain by filling it with knowledge for earthly gain (ouch!), but not expanded my heart filling it with the wonder of who He is. This is how I pray with my kids on Wednesdays: that they may not only recognize the wonders of God but never lose the wonder, desire to know Him.
Here’s my prayer for us today: I pray that we will never lose the desire to be curious to know Father God. I pray that we take an honest look at ourselves and do a heart check. My prayer is that our curiosity is always bent towards wanting to have fellowship with the God of Wonder. My darlings, I pray that we embrace the exchange of our earthly curiosity with eternal curiosity. Amen. Much love to you all, Sisterhood!