God of Wonders: Stories of those Wonderstruck by God’s Presence

Margaret —  January 3, 2013 — 6 Comments

Father Reveal Your Wonder to MeSweet Friends,

Emails, facebook posts, and twitter messages continue to pour in. Brothers and sisters around the world are taking the plunge, praying for wonder, opening their eyes and hearts to God's presence. I just wanted to drop in and share with you some of the testimonies I've received.

Because when you pray for wonder, God will answer. And the ways he responds may not be what you expect or anticipate, but will certainly leave you wonderstruck.

“Reading Wonderstruck early in the morning, just at daybreak, I put down the pages and ventured outside in my nightgown to catch the ‘rosy fingers of dawn.’  I was mesmerized by the vastness of the Texas sky, herons flying over, the rising of the sun and the spiritual awakening of my soul. I stood in awe of the Creator's handiwork and the promises of what we will receive if we only ask.” –Joan Elliott

“My wife Cyndi & I were given a night away in Washington. While driving up to the lodge we started reading Wonderstruck and prayed the prayer at the end of the introduction to live a life wonderstruck. As we talked the next day, Cyndi noted a beautiful rainbow just outside the Lodge window. Because of the angle of the mist, it looked vertical like a giant exclamation point over the promises He has given us! We were both, in that moment, wonderstruck! On our way back home, we continued reading and I found your statement on page 26 to be another gift from God: ‘Now he didn't appear of nowhere. Rather, in this holy exclamation point of a moment, God came into focus in such a way that we could not deny he'd been with us the whole time.’” –Jon Burgess

“I find Him, because He’s waiting to be found, if only I be still and wait. If only I put aside the lists, and listen. If only I open my ears, my eyes, my heart, and look- for wonder.” –Cory Anne

“This morning I was talking to my mom on the phone as we were both driving to work. She was so excited over the colors of the fall leaves. The oranges, browns, yellows and reds are incredible this year. She said, ‘God does such good work.’ A thought hit me and I said, ‘Only God can make even death such a beautiful thing to see.’” –Tammy Love

As always, I’m wildly grateful for all my fantastic partymob friends. Because of the lengths you’ve gone to shout-out about Wonderstruck people around the world are beginning to experience what it means to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK by God’s presence each day.

Today, I wanted to introduce you to a few:

Cherie Lowe | Follow Cherie on Twitter

Kim Teamer | Follow Kim on Twitter

Frank Viola | Follow Frank on Twitter

Melissa | Follow Melissa on Twitter

Sandra Perdew

Rick Ellis

Cindy Bultema | Follow Cindy on Twitter

Wendy Van Eyck | Follow Wendy on Twitter

Gigi Murfitt | Follow Gigi on Twitter

Aaron Graham | Follow Aaron on Twitter

Jenni Catron | Follow Jenni on Twitter

Matt Bortmess | Follow Matt on Twitter

Sam Cline | Follow Sam on Twitter

Sandy Myers | Follow Sandy on Twitter

Michael Harrison | Follow Michael on Twitter

Tammie Gitt | Follow Tammie on Twitter

Eileen Knowles | Follow Eileen on Twitter

Holly Barrett | Follow Holly on Twitter

Now it's your turn. Where has God wonderstruck you recently? Share your testimony in the comments below. Let's rejoice and thank God together!

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6 responses to God of Wonders: Stories of those Wonderstruck by God’s Presence

  1. Going to be sharing my story here –> http://shimergap.blogspot.com/
    This is going to be a great year Wonderstruck, or practicing the presence of God as Brother Lawrence called it.

  2. Philip,
    I went to your site and it’s awesome—adore, adore..and the photo of that little sea creature is amazing. May we all learn to live wonderstruck of our God!

    • Thanks for stopping by! Its not that pretty of a site yet, and I am still trying to figure out who I am as a writer, but that’s the joy in the journey right?! Creating something from nothing! May God be near to you this year…and may you sell a million copies of Wonderstruck :) Have fun!

  3. Philip,
    Definitely a journey–one where the landscape is constantly changing and you never know what’s around the next bend.

  4. Today I restarted the book after previewing it several weeks ago. While reading the introduction chapter I stopped and prayed for wonder as you said you did. I asked God to fill me with wonder in an unexpected way. I received an e-mail later that day from our local Christian radio station saying I could do the morning devotionals for a week in late January and then plug my silent auction fundraiser (the day after the devotionals end) after the devotional. Then I received another e-mail from a ministry partner of mine who set up a time for me to talk to a church I have never been to. God amazed me today in ways I did not expect. I’m going to pray this every day and marvel at the ways God moves! Thank you for that prayer!

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