September 2023 Theme – Wonder To Many

September 2023 Theme – Wonder To Many

Wonder as a noun can be defined in two ways:
Wonder can be defined as a feeling of amazement and admiration caused by something beautiful, remarkable or unfamiliar. A feeling of surprise, awe, astonishment or fascination.

Wonder can also be defined as when an individual or a thing is regarded as very good, remarkable or surprisingly effective. When an individual or thing is extremely useful or skilful. It can also be when an object causes a feeling of great surprise and admiration.

While what is surprising to one person might not be surprising to another person (I Sam. 17:23-25, 31-37), wonder however will continue to be an amazement to all (I Sam. 17:49-54).

While wonder can be a localised knowledge as being witnessed by those present in a particular place (Acts 10:44-48). It can also be expanse knowledge as being attested to by many, like nationwide (Mk. 1:21-28; Luke 4:14).

Wonder is one of those knowledges and experiences that can happen to people in a positive sense (Dt. 34:5-12), and it can also happen to others in a negative sense (I Sam. 2:27-36).

One of the characters in the bible that is such a huge wonder to behold is the man Abraham. God called him out of the idol worshiping region of the Mesopotamia, and turned him into a wonder to many generations for good (Gen. 12:1-4; 24: 30-36).

Abraham is still seen today as a wonder to the Jewish world (John 8:31-33); to the Arab and certain Asian countries (Gen. 25: 12-18); and also to the Christian world (Gal. 3:6-9). He was not just a servant of God (Gen. 26:24); he was also a friend of God (Isaiah 41:8). His wondrous nature did not come to an end in this life, it followed him into the afterlife (Luke 16: 19-31)!

The word of the Lord that was impressed upon my spirit in this season is that God is turning us into a wonder to many for good. God intends to showcase us to many for His glory, power, honour and majesty.

God wants to supernaturally anoint us with grace and favour for wonderment. God is set to do amazing things for us, among us and through us. God further says that He will enable us to arise and shine in an extraordinary way. That He will anoint us with an uncommon spirit of excellence that will be vivid to many (Isaiah 60:1-22). May the zeal of the Lord of Hosts fulfil these in our lives and in our midst in Jesus mighty name.