Halfway through making my breakfast I thought to myself, “This is nice. I am not constantly interrupted by little hands gripping my ankles. I can get things done much quicker when my baby is napping.” I then thought of two things…
Is this a little taste of Gods position when He is working to accomplish something in our lives and all we can do is complain that he is not catering to our every need? Its crazy how much I realize now that I have my baby, how I must act so much like my son in comparison with my relationship with God. Complaining often and not realizing a fraction of how much He constantly is showing me His love.
Yet I think there is more positive to be said than the negative. I also thought of how imperfect I am as a parent in comparison to God’s Fatherly love to us. With that same picture of my son at my ankles whining for me I thought of how when we cry out to God at His feet He always delights in picking us up. He is patient love its not just an attribute about Him it is Him. He is love. He is patient. 1 Corinthians 13 is the love chapter in which describes who God is, He is Love. We love because He first loved us (1John 4:8). I love that picture how He is a patient loving Father who knows what is best for us.
Glory Filled Wonder
To be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel—Wonder. When I hear the word wonder one picture that comes to mind is a kid discovering something for the first time. Whether that be something very small like learning how to use a toy or engaging in an actual science experiment.
In my reading of 1 Kings this morning it was about the ark coming into Solomons newly built temple for the Lord. “…the cloud filled the house of the Lord…for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord…”-1 Kings 8:10,11
Glory Filled Wonder. He who is our Father with much patient love for us is also full of glory. There is so much about Him to be in wonder at. When we keep the childlike faith we will keep our eyes looking at Him with amazement. I want to be like a kid discovering something for the first time every day. Instead of it being about a toy or experiment I want to discover more about Him more about His love more about the glory of who He is and the hunger for more will lead me to His feet crying out for Him to pick me up and let me look into His eyes full of wonder.