Never Lose the Wonder
- Thursday, April 22, 2004
Our greatest need is to encounter the living God and draw near to Him. Our prayer has to be that of the psalmist Asaph: "But for me, it is good to be near God" (Ps. 73:28). There are many ways to do this: reading the Word, being still, taking a walk in the country, listening to a CD, and so on. Whatever it takes, hunger and thirst after Him, as there is always more of God to discover. Warren Wiersbe wrote:
This is the paradox of Christian worship. We seek to see the invisible, know the unknowable, comprehend the incomprehensible, and experience the eternal. Like David, we thirst after God and we're satisfied and dissatisfied at the same time. Like Moses, we cry out for his glory, all the while knowing that our mortal eyes could never behold God's glory in its fullness.4
Paul, in his first letter to the church of Corinth, says "Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known" (1 Cor. 13:12). Until we stand face-to-face with almighty God, we will never fully comprehend how glorious He is. For now we see in part; we catch glimpses of His glory. As worshipers we need to press on. We need to go deeper in order to go further. We need to embrace the mystery of God so that we never lose the wonder.
From "Here I Am to Worship," © 2004 by Tim Hughes. Published by Regal Books, 1957 Eastman Ave, Ventura, California, 93003. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Tim Hughes, at age 11, had his first encounter with a genuine display of abandoned praise and professed his faith in Christ. Five years later, Tim attended one of the premier festivals of Soul Survivor, the powerful international movement that seeks to reach, disciple, equip and empower young people to make a difference in their generation. There, Tim soaked up the passion to reach his own generation of Christ through music. Tim currently lives in London, England, leading worship for Soul Survivor events and teaching others how to never lose the wonder of God.
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