A common statement we hear from first-time visitors to our church is that they sense God’s presence in our services. I don’t take that for granted and am very grateful He is evident when we meet together as a body. I’m thankful He allows us to experience the wonder of who He is.
He is a personal God, actively involved in our lives and demonstrating His reality by manifesting Himself in His body, the Church.
Perhaps you’ve lost the wonder or forgotten some of the magnificent attributes of our Lord. If so, it may help to get an up-close and in-depth view of this astounding God.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
One of the greatest dangers for believers is losing the wonder of this Amazing God. Passages like this one in Isaiah help us to refocus and revisit our glorious Savior. He is too wonderful to ignore, too marvelous to approach with apathy. As we prepare to enter the Advent season, let your wonder of Him be reawakened.
If your passion has grown cold, consider rekindling your fire:
♥ Ask God to reveal anything that may be dulling your appetite for Him.
♥ Ask Him to deepen your hunger for Him.
♥ Ask Him to allow you to know Him more intimately.
♥ Ask Him to use His Word to help you to understand Him more fully.
♥ Meditate on descriptive Messianic passages.
♥ Praise Him with hymns or worship choruses which exalt His attributes.
♥ Remember times when He’s worked in powerful ways in your life and spend some time thanking Him.
♥ Ask Him to teach you how to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
♥ Read some of the testimonies from the first-century martyrs or the modern persecuted church.
♥ Listen to or read the transcripts from the Revive Our Hearts series “His Name is Wonderful” and ask God to give you a greater appreciation for His glorious character.
What about you? Have you lost the wonder?
I’d love to hear some of your suggestions for “recovering the wonder.”
Originally posted 12.23.09 at www.truewoman.com.