Reflecting on the 21 Days of Wonder: Let’s Declare 2013 the Year of Wonder

Margaret —  February 8, 2013 — 13 Comments

WONDERSTRUCK

Reflecting on 21 Days of Wonder journey is a little overwhelming.

Am so thankful for the ways God showed up- every single day.

And, am so thankful for YOU and everything that you shared along the way.

The community that formed leaves me… well… wonderstruck.

We encouraged each other. We prayed for each other. We giggled with each other. And, we celebrated. Lots!

God unleashed his wonder in amazing ways.

The day we shared our three word prayers moved me to tears.

The day we all posted sunsets (even in rain and crazy weather) made me feel like we were part of a team determined to appreciate wonder across the world.

The day we shared our favorite music and I got so inspired by artists I’d never even heard of but now love.

The end of the journey was really bittersweet. I was thankful to have gone down the path with old friends and new friends. But, I didn’t want to loose the amazing community that had sprung up, seemingly overnight, determined to appreciate wonder in the smallest of details.

But, one of the most amazing things about wonder is that it’s not just confined to 21 Days. Now that we know where to look, we can find wonder in every circumstance. 

Let’s continue! Let’s declare 2013 the Year of Wonder! [Tweet this]

We’re inviting you to share how you are experiencing and seeing the wonder of God in 2013. It could be God working in your life. Or, in someone else’s. Take a picture. Write a blog post. Share on your facebook. Create a Pinterest. Tweet. Post as you feel inspired, but know that each time you post using the hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK we’re more likely to see it and it’s another chance to win some great gifts.

We’re going to be scouring the internet looking for people who are choosing to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK every day.

On the first day of each month, beginning February 1st throughout all of 2013, we’re going to be picking someone who is living wonderstruck to receive a $50 AMEX Gift Card.

This month's winner is: Philip Shimer.

At the end of the year, we’re going to pick one person who has lived wonderstruck to receive a Grand Prize. The Grand Prize is a surprise for now, but let’s just say it’s something that will inspire wonder in an amazing way.

Ask God to unleash His wonder in your life like you’ve never experienced it before during 2013. Now live today expectant for how God is going to answer. [Tweet this]

How to chronicle your #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK moments in 2013? Well, any way that works best for you:

  • Post on Facebook: Tag posts using @Margaret Feinberg, so we can see and share in the joy of experiencing God’s wonder.
  • Post on Twitter: Use hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK.
  • Post on Instagram: Post a photo of how God is astounding you with His wonder, hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK.
  • Post on your blog or website: Send the link to wonderstruck@margaretfeinberg.com
  • Keep a Wonderstruck Journal: The Wonderstruck Workbook includes extra space for writing how God is wowing you with His wonders.
  • Grab a few friends and take a walk with Margaret. Don’t worry– the trail is accessible to all. Pick up a copy of Wonderstruck 7-Session DVD Bible Study Kit and explore the wonders of God as found in the Scripture together. Click here to buy.

With each page of Wonderstruck, may you discover another facet of God’s character, feel the soft pinch of His presence, and step back in astonishment at the One who holds you. So cup your hands in prayer. Scrunch your face against the vault of heaven in childlike expectation. As you pray for wonder, may you be wonderstruck. May you fall in love anew with a mysterious and wonder-filled God.

And, if you haven’t ordered your copy of Wonderstruck yet, it’s not too late! Pick up a copy today from Amazon, here.

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Don't let the wonder stop there. Join us as we explore the wonder of Scripture during Lent. Click here to download the free Wonderstruck by Scripture: 40 Day Bible Reading Guide.

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13 responses to Reflecting on the 21 Days of Wonder: Let’s Declare 2013 the Year of Wonder

  1. Still have not finished my 21 day challenge but I am going to stick with it! I would also highly encourage everybody reading today to go for it and take the challenge! You will be moved to a deeper relationship with God; an overwhelming sense of His presence will flood your life. His love is like a river running wild; you can’t control or imagine where it can take you. Don’t think about it, jump in and let it over take you! You will be Wonderstruck at what He reveals and what you discover along the way.

    Thanks again Margaret! Cash is tight, so I’ve been waiting for a little extra to purchase a really great book that just recently came out ;) This will definitely be my first purchase with the AMEX gc!

  2. What I’m luving is an unexpected alertness to God’s Wonder as I go about my days..
    an awareness of God that recognizes moments of God’s Brilliance –
    moments of God’s Light – moments of God’s Grace..
    I definitely luv the ‘More\ of Life lived in awe and wonder ! #liveWonderstruck

  3. Kind of like counting….I want living wonderstruck to become a daily part of my life….count me in….I am not blogging right now….but I am on fb….I have tried to tag you before….but I have not been able too…but I am not very tech savvy.

  4. http://www.squidoo.com/home-designing-ideas-official-squidoo February 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    “Reflecting on the 21 Days of Wonder: Declaring 2013 the Year of Wonder” actually makes me personally contemplate a tiny bit further.

    I actually admired every single piece of it. Thanks for your effort -Beatrice

  5. I think making 2013 a year of wonder is a wonderful idea for many reasons. I am reading Wonderstruck again. Just because the 21 day challenge is over I am finding more examples of wonder and better examples. I love keeping track of them. I have had people ask me about it by posting things online. If I keep looking for wonder each day I will not forget to try to join a group doing the study or come up with a way to host the study myself. I am looking forward to this year wonder challenge.

  6. Yes! A year of wonder.

    Some years ago, I was disappointed with my analytical approach to faith. God is so much more than what I could every understand or comprehend, and I longed for more than occasional glimpses of his glory. I came across a quotation by Abraham Heschel: “I did not ask for success; I asked for wonder.” I wanted to be overwhelmed by wonder at big things, little things, by God. I knew what wonder was the word I was looking for. I got sidetracked by work and grad school and other concerns, but I never forgot this quotation. And I never forget my desire for wonder.

    I ordered Wonderstruck when I came across it in a blog I was reading. (I can’t remember which one.)

    This is my word for the year. This is my prayer for the year.

  7. Exactly where did u actually get the points to publish
    ““Reflecting on the 21 Days of Wonder: Declaring 2013 the Year of Wonder”?
    Thanks a lot -Vanessa

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