47 Things on Thursday: Sick-Sense Squashed!

When was the last time the word W O N D E R F U L crossed your lips and broke the silent pause as you exhaled with pure contentment?

Sadly, I have to admit, the word wonderful does not cross my lips often enough. Instead I often use the idea of the word, wonder, to think.  I am chronically afflicted with a critical eye and a somewhat sick-sense (yes, sick — not sixth) of constantly trying to devise better ways to do things; I wonder why this…or why that…  Are you at all getting my drift?  Are you of the same sick-sense?

I never quite saw anything wrong with this outlook and behavior in regard to wonder, except for the fact it interrupted my ability to be content.  I struggled to be in-the-moment to enjoy what God placed before me in life.  I didn’t seem to be able to wonder for the sake of wonderment…to the point of seeing and experiencing something as wonderful.

That is…until I began to look over the things I knew and experienced about God during my fight with cancer.  I was surprised at the many ways God brought beauty into my journey: unexpectedly and often inexplicably.

God is purely


The script and plain background of this section of my painting really does not do the meaning of this declaration justice!

Yet simply: God and His W O N D E R F U L – N E SS totally supersedes any possible thought on my part to wonder why or how to do it better….whatever IT is that God does.  God’s wonderful cannot be touched.  My sick-sense is squashed.

Scripture declares:

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)

His strength, mercy, power, and ever present state exudes wonderful-ness.

I do believe it is why it was a natural flow out of my mouth, said with serene contentment, and a hint of a sigh, as I listed off the 47 things I knew about God.  All that He is…past, present, and future.

Yes.  God is simply and profoundly W O N D E R F U L.

Why is it so hard for us to be still?  With nearly half a century of living completed, I  am still learning how to be still before God.  I am learning that in the stillness, I find contentment.  I find the ability to wonder and delight in the moment of W O N D E R F U L that He so lovingly surrounds me with…Himself.  God is purely wonderful!

Be still my friend.  And know – not only is He God.  But He is


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