Be Filled with Wonder reminds us to stay in a constant state of reverential awe of the Lord, to seek His counsel and wisdom, and to view our journey – including all its trials – as an adventure intended to draw us closer to Him.
- 1 Corinthians 2:15-16 (VOICE) A person who walks by the Spirit examines everything, sizing it up and seeking out truth. But no one is able to examine or size up that kind of spiritual person, for the Scripture asks, “Does anyone know the mind of the Lord well enough to become His advisor?” But we do possess the mind of the Anointed One.
- Matthew 18:3 (TPT) Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable, and learn about heaven’s kingdom realm with the wide-eyed wonder of a child, you will never be able to enter in.
- Matthew 18:3 (AMPC) And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
A word called “Have Faith in My Path” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
When I set you on a path, beloved, remember that I am there with you to see My plans through. All that is required on your part is to walk in the power of your faith in Me. At times, you may find the journey to be difficult because you cannot see all the details of My plan. I have given you the destination, yet I alone know all the twists and turns in your journey. Walk along this course being certain that you will see My goodness. I urge you to yield your expectations over the details to Me. Instead, adopt an attitude of childlike wonder over this adventure. By doing so, you will be able to maintain your peace and security in Me.
I have not made this path needlessly complex; I have designed it with your good in mind. This path is encouraging spiritual growth within you that you do not yet see. For as you rely upon Me to take every step, I draw out the gifts of the Spirit I have placed within you. I desire to get you to your destination well-equipped for all I have in store for you.
When you feel uncertain or discouraged along this journey, pause and remind yourself that I have already ordained that you will succeed. I have commanded the blessing upon your life so that you will prosper wherever I send you. The words I have spoken over your life will not return to Me void; they will accomplish all I desire. And you too, beloved, will succeed in walking this path as I empower you by My Spirit.
Isaiah 55:11 (NLT) It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Philippians 4:13 (AMPC) I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
A Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Be Filled with Wonder.”
Psalm 26:7 (VOICE) From my soul, I will join the songs of thanksgiving; I will sing and proclaim Your wonder and mystery.
Beloved, come to Me like a child – wide eyed and filled with wonder. Ask Me a million questions – you will never wear Me out. I delight in you, and I have wired your curiosity, so resist the urge to be “adult” and tamp it down. Let your exuberance burst forth. Hold nothing back.
Be wide-eyed and mystified as you relentlessly pursue deeper understanding. Be dogged in your quest for truth. The things of Me are worth the effort, and the intimacy gained in your treasure hunt is prize enough alone. Be swept away in the mystery of Me.
A pondering from Naudia Willbroad is connected to this.
Becoming a parent has given me a new perspective on what it is to be filled with wonder and excitement over discovering and experiencing new things. My daughter loves to explore and she is persistent in the discovery of what she can learn and experience. God highlighted the word “explorer” to me when she first started walking and showing a great curiosity in things. It helped me to know she was created to be that way and it also convicted me that He created me that way and I needed to be courageous in stepping out and exploring the journey, the adventure He has for me.
Sometimes the journey can be long. It can seem similar to a long car ride. When my family goes on a trip my husband and I call them “adventures,” and they truly are. My daughter is a toddler and for periods of time is very content to stare out the window looking for cows or horses or other animals or things that keep her happy. Then in the moments when she gets bored we remind her of the destination and the people and animals she is desiring to see and that keeps her content in the journey. It’s so what God does for us. When we don’t understand why it’s taking so long He reminds us of the destination and He also goes, “look and see the pretty things, the interesting things, and the humorous things that make the journey to the destination fulfilling.”
I have also learned recently from my daughter about being sensitive to God’s guiding hand in the adventure because He desires to protect us from things we are not ready to experience yet, if ever. Recently, I was at a Bible study and my daughter was playing outside with several other children. There were a couple older girls babysitting, but my daughter decided to slip away because she wanted to go see the cows. However, she didn’t want to just see the cows, she wanted to pet the baby cow. So, she slipped under the electrified fencing to go pet the baby cow. This is scary in itself and then I learned there was a young bull in the field and she also had another toddler following her. The other toddler responded to being called back, but my toddler did not. I had to go under the fence and into the field to grab my daughter because she was bound and determined to pet that baby calf.
Needless to say, she was disciplined for not listening and obeying my call. However, my daughter is persistent and later she was playing in tall grass with some other children. I was watching, but I had looked away momentarily and she slipped into the field again. I looked up to see the mom cow and baby running away from the fence, but I couldn’t see my daughter due to the tall grass. Initially, I didn’t think much of it, but they kept running and another cow started bawling so I knew something was up. I frantically started searching and calling for my daughter. She answered but I couldn’t see her so I followed her path right up to the fence. Then I could see her in the middle of the field. I knew I couldn’t run because I didn’t want to cause all the cows to panic. I was walking as fast as I could as I watched the young bull with horns look with interest at my daughter. He took a couple tentative steps towards her, which scared her. She saw me coming and ran to me. I was so relieved I couldn’t even discipline her, although she received an earful of explanations of why she couldn’t do that by herself.
This event showed me that even as we get caught up in the wonder of learning and experiencing new things, we need to stay tuned to the Father’s voice and respond even if it’s not in the direction we want to go. He redirects us in our exploration to protect us and enhance the experience of wonder when we are mature enough to handle the experience.
I can even sense Him smiling now because He enjoys all the experiences with us. He cares for us and loves to go exploring with us. He doesn’t want us to leave Him behind in pursuit of the adventure. “Take Me with you,” He whispers gently. God wants us to explore, and He gently leads us on the journey reminding us of all the good things we have and what to look forward to. He protects us but does not lock us up. We can step away from Him, but that is not His desire for us. All God desires to do is turn the journey into a truly grand adventure.
A prophetic download from Annette Fleenor is connected to this. It’s called “Wonder of the Father.”
How you make rain fall from one place to another, each raindrop uniquely made, each with a purpose and destination. Each snow flake or ice formation all again – unique in its design; no two are ever alike. How new falling snow glitters in the light and yet is so light.
How you give birds knowledge of flight, to look for food and make nest in unusual places. The call of each bird is different, according to what type of bird. The bees that pollinate and some even produce delicious honey. You see and have made each beautiful butterfly, a fragile thing but able to soar and land on flowers.
Each plant and tree that is produced in certain areas of this world. One may be in the south, north, east or west. All serving a purpose; to give shade, to pollinate, to give fruit, to share beautiful flowers, to give syrup or any number of other things.
In nature, how can we not look at things and see your handprints, your DNA in everything that is made. We wonder and stand in awe of You. Never mind the human body with all its systems, parts and even the very way our lungs inhale and exhale all done automatically, but all created by Our Heavenly Father.
Help us not to take each breath, each flower, each wind blowing in the trees, each blade of grass, each butterfly that crosses our path for granted. Let us be the child that is overwhelmed by your goodness, marveling at your works. May we continue to praise you for the small things and the big things. You alone are God and we stand in wonder of You.
Psalm 150:6 (CJB) Let everything that has breath praise Adonai! Hallelujah!
A word called “Explore with Me” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.
Isaiah 45:3 (VOICE) I will give you hidden treasures and wealth tucked away in secret places; I will reveal them to you. Then you will know that I am the Eternal, the God of Israel, who calls you by name.
Beloved, I have so much more for you – things below the surface, outside your immediate natural understanding – will you go deep with Me? Will you allow Me to give you revelation? Will you choose to take the time – make the time – for us to be together?
Seek Me as you would immeasurable riches, for I AM more worthy and considerably more satisfying than such. Explore with Me. Together let us plumb the depths of My mysteries that I may share with you and teach you as I have promised.
Proverbs 3:13-15 (ESV) Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Enjoy the Journey.”
Job 40:7 (VOICE) Eternal One: Now, prepare yourself and gather your courage like a warrior. Prepare yourself for the task at hand. I’ll be asking the questions, now— you will supply the answers.
Beloved, every task I set before you is one I’ve equipped you to achieve. Resist the urge to feel overwhelmed or incapable, and rather step forward in bold confidence in Me knowing I will not lead you astray. Trust My direction, and trust Me to lead you rightly.
Resist the urge to focus on the destination point, and instead embrace the journey – recognize it for the character-building growth experience it is. Each moment and each step is valuable – embrace each one as the gift it is. Enjoy the journey.
A final Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “YHVH Melek Olam (Lord King Forever).”
Psalms 65:8 (TPT) O God, to the farthest corners of the planet people will stand in awe, startled and stunned by your signs and wonders. Sunrise brilliance and sunset beauty both take turns singing their songs of joy to you.
Beloved, be amazed by My handiwork. Be amazed by the way I move. I AM awesome and majestic – YHVH Melek Olam, Lord King Forever. All creation sings My praise. The grandeur of heaven and earth display My glory.
I AM God. I AM sovereign. And I have chosen you. You are My beloved, the apple of My eye. And I AM omnipotent and omnipresent, I care about every detail of your life. Every single care, concern, and need is in My capable hands. Rest and trust in Me.
Bethel Church’s song “Wonder” is connected to this. This song reminds us to stay in that place of holy wonder with the Lord. To be “wide eyed and mystified” – filled with childlike awe as we gaze upon His countenance. It reminds us how beautiful He is in all His ways, and encourages us to hold fast to that in our hearts – to be truly fascinated by Him, and to let praise pour forth from that place. So be filled with wonder as you meditate on our King.
The name of the combination silks hidden in this image is I Stand in Awe. It is comprised of two silks: Majesty of Heaven and Treasures of the Deep.” A portion of the word with this silk reads, “From the highest of heights to the deepest of seas, He is sovereign and He astounds us. So stand in awe of Him. Stand in awe of His creation. Stand in awe at the intricacy of His design. He truly is awesome. Allow that knowledge to penetrate deeply and to stick. Recognize and remember Him for who He is, for when you do no fear can plague you or doubts assail you when you see Him as He is, you KNOW He is God and that He is good. Everything else can simply fall away.”
Father, thank You for walking with us through this adventure called life. Thank You for faithfully guiding us and giving wisdom. And thank You for being worthy of our awe. May we live perpetually filled with wonder, and give glory to You.