Never lose the “wow” of what God has done.

After a prayer has been answered, or once that “breakthrough” we’ve been waiting for finally comes to fruition, life has a way of speeding ahead. When we begin feeling better, we can quickly and easily lose the “wow” or the “awe” of what God has done.

Why is it, that as soon as we are able to return to business as usual that we so easily dismiss in our minds the journey to recovery and the lessons learned? I have come to learn that my journey was not only necessary but keeping the awe of all of God’s blessings remains imperative. I must never lose the “wow” of what God has done for me.

Admittedly, over the past few weeks I fell victim to a hurried pace and an off set schedule. But today God reminded me to keep the “wow!” So here is my abbreviated “wow” list:

1. Before I was unexpectedly hospitalized, God instructed a prayer leader over the North American division of churches, (who I don’t communicate with), to pray for me two whole months before I knew anything was wrong.

2. I kept on “bumping” into men and women of prayer and faith in the months and weeks leading up to the injury who not only prayed for me, but also anointed me.

3. Because of the suggestion of a dear friend and the quick willingness and care of my husband, I went to the emergency room right in time.

4. When my heart was racing out of control threatening my life, God brought together the right team of individuals to help reset it.

5. When I underwent emergency surgery to repair damage and everything that could go wrong did go wrong, God still speared my life.

6. I never spent one night alone in the hospital, my husband was with me, sleeping on the hardest and most uncomfortable chairs.

7. When I finally got home, my husband of not yet 2 years, administered my meds, connected my tube feed, scrubbed my feet, kept the house clean, did the grocery shopping all with a smile.

8. My family travelled up to over 500 miles to be with me, and a week ago took the time to praise God and celebrate my new chance at life.

9. Churches and individuals across the world prayed for me.

10. God gave me the endurance to achieve a major milestone last week – walk over 11,000 steps in a day.

When I look at it, I can truly say, I’m not lucky, I’m loved!

What’s your “wow” list?

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

Psalm 103:1–4 (NLT)