The Fountain Day 197: Wonder

God, restore our wonder. 

Restore our wonder with all the wonderful things that You do and the wonder of Who You are…

Open our eyes to Your wonder.  Open our hearts to Your wonder.  When we live in wonder, then we remain in the open blessing…when we turn from the wonder, we first lose passion…then we lose hope.

Passion, re-ignite, in Jesus’ name!! Passion, re-ignite!!!!

Restore to us, Lord, the joy of our salvation.  Re-establish the joy of the Lord as our strength.  Release heavenly laughter over us and help us to open up to the wonder of all You are, again.  You are wonderful.  Your thoughts are wonderful.  Wonder is Who You are. 

As I let go of things God directs me to let go of and take hold of the things He directs my attention toward, I have noticed something…I don’t miss a thing.  Here’s an example.

When Chris and I first got married we didn’t have cable.  We simply couldn’t afford it, but we didn’t really notice much…we had a toddler, and it was easier to have him watch a movie.  We didn’t spend much time in front of the T.V. anyway, so it wasn’t an issue.  Later, when we moved to PA, we wanted cable so we could watch the Razorbacks play and then it quickly just became a staple in our lives.  A few years ago, God spoke to me that we were to get rid of cable.  I had grown weary with it and hated all the ads and woke content being pushed, so a couple of years ago we turned it off…

Here’s what is funny…it took a long time for me to obey God about turning it off because Chris and I were lamenting the loss of sports and food network, and worried we’d miss it…then we let it go…and discovered a feeling of freedom we’d been missing.

Did you read that?  Letting go of cable gave us a feeling of freedom.  We haven’t regretted it even once.  Neither have the kids.  In fact, they’ve often said how they are grateful it’s gone because of programming, and they hated the woke commercials.  Those commercials made them feel really uncomfortable.

From that point to this, I’ve learned that when God says to release something, even though I feel like it might be really hard to release and could cause grief…it ends up opening us up to His wonder.  It clears the air and allows us to focus on Him more. 

Sometimes to have our wonder of Him restored, there are distractions we must let go of. 

Social media, overactive internet use, busyness in life of all kinds…these are just a few of the things that can obstruct our ability to notice His wonder. 

Today is a great day to pray and ask God if you have distractions in your life that you need to let go of in order to restore your wonder.

Those living far away fear Your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades You call forth songs of joy.  Psalm 66:8

I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  Psalm 139:14