They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:4-9
Question of the day- Do you wander or wonder? Interesting question huh? I thought the title was interesting when God gave it to me. I looked up both words in the dictionary trying to see where God was leading me with these two words. Here's what I found. According to Webster's Standard Dictionary, the definition for wander is to roam; to travel here and there without a specific destination. The definition for wonder is a cause of surprise, astonishment or admiration. A miracle or miraculous deed or event. To marvel.
In the above scripture, we see how God provided for the children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness. If you continue reading the scripture in your Bible, you will also see God continous blessings upon them inspite of their murmuring and complaining. Each time they called upon Him, he answered them.
With all the blessings we have received from God, and are still receiving from Him, are we still wandering around as if God is not going to answer our prayers, or are we standing in admiration (wonder) for the One we know will supply our needs? With all the healings, deliverance, saving, protecting, providing, etc. that God does for us each day, to wander aimlessly as if He has done nothing is an insult.
Today, let's make a conscious decision to wonder at the goodness of the Lord, and not take what He does for us for granted. It is only through His grace and mercy that we are here anyway. So let's start acting like it. Let's show God how much we love, appreciate, and need Him in our lives. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! In Jesus' Name, Amen.
O Give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 107:1