We need an attitude of gratitude. We can capture that kind of attitude by recovering the wonder of God.
I talked about the wonder of your salvation and the wonder of God’s creation. Don’t lose the wonder!
Have you lost the wonder of your uniqueness? So often we forget who we are in Christ and the wonder of how God has created us. David wrote:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13-14)
You are made full of wonder; have you ever really appreciated the wonder of who you are? Right now, list the things about you that are unique. You may be a wonderful listener; you could be a great encourager; maybe you are a gifted writer or speaker; or you could have the gift of joy that you bring to others. I love helpers—people who are just there to help in any need. That’s wonderful! If that’s you, say so. Thank God for who you are.
Have you lost the wonder of Jesus? In Mark 9:15 we read: “As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.” When was the last time you were “overwhelmed with wonder” because of Jesus?
Recapture the wonder of Jesus. Go back into that first love, that awestruck wonder that Jesus came to earth for you, died for you, rose again for you, and ever lives to make intercession for you. If that’s not wonderful, I don’t know what is!
This Thanksgiving season is a great time to recover the wonder:
-of your salvation
-of God’s creation
-of the unique way God has created you