Wonderment

“Mommy!  You’ve got to come see this!”  My little one came running up the stairs this morning with the biggest smile of wonderment and joy, begging me, as she grabbed my hand, to see God’s glorious handiwork written in the morning sky–the sunrise! That sweet girl knows how to break away the cynicism and melt my heart.  Thank you Jesus for our children.

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My heart aches for her child-like faith and joy to remain.  How can I cultivate this in our home?  Lord, bring back the joy of my salvation and renew a right Spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and may I come to you just as a child–running with joy and wonderment sincerely pouring out of my soul.

wonderment a state of awed admiration or respect

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said:
“Because this people draw near with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,
    while their hearts are far from me,
and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

The Living Bible says this:

And so the Lord says, “Since these people say they are mine but they do not obey me, and since their worship amounts to mere words learned by rote,

A prayer:

Lord, may our hearts be drawn to you–not just our mouth and things we’ve learned by rote.  I don’t want to go through the motions, or “play church”.  Lord, I want more of you in an intentional and meaningful way.  Bring me to the secret places and teach me. Lord, show me where I am disobedient, and bring correction.  Teach me Your ways so that I can live in the wonderment of Your perfect peace and love.  Amen

 

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