Astonished Wonder

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Astonished Wonder

And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
—Acts 3:10
We find much of spiritual astonishment and wonder in the book of Acts. You will always find these elements present when the Holy Spirit directs believing men and women.
On the other hand, you will not find astonished wonder among men and women when the Holy Spirit is not present.
Engineers can do many great things in their fields, but no mere human force or direction can work the mysteries of God among men. If there is no wonder, no experience of mystery, our efforts to worship will be futile. There will be no worship without the Spirit.
If God can be understood and comprehended by any of our human means, then I cannot worship Him. One thing is sure. I will never bend my knees and say “Holy, holy, holy,” to that which I have been able to decipher and figure out in my own mind! That which I can explain will never bring me to the place of awe. It can never fill me with astonishment or wonder or admiration. WHT085
Renew in me a sense of wonder, Lord—wonder that comes only when I really see Your Holy Spirit at work in the midst of Your people, doing the unexplainable. Amen.
-Tozer

Author: joerussell

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