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4 Ways to Reignite the Wonder of God In Your Life & Ministry

As passionate followers of Christ committed to serving others, we must be intentional about nurturing a sense of wonder in our lives and discovering God as “Wonderful” each and every day. That's why I couldn't be more thrilled that to be part of Catalyst whose theme is Awaken to Wonder.

The Gospels ground us in the truth that those who encountered Jesus were left in wild amazement. Those who encountered Christ were awestruck by His teachings, healings, and mind-bending miracles.

Words like “awe,” “wonder,” and “marvel” followed Him almost everywhere He went (particularly in the Gospel of Luke).

If you’ve misplaced your sense of marvel somewhere along the way, or perhaps you just want to nurture an even greater sense of awe, here are four ways to begin living wonderstruck as a leader: Continue Reading...

The One Thing to Add to Your To-Do List Today

Job and his friends ask God a laundry list of “Why?” questions.

Why did this happen? Why did God not prevent it? Why does God allow such pain and loss?

Those ancient questions are much different than the ones we ask God today.

Situations. Circumstances. Experiences. Many of them leaving us asking, “Why?” Continue Reading...

Dreaming God-Sized Dreams

Margaret —  July 24, 2013 — 6 Comments

Dreaming God-Sized Dreams

Some say God is constantly making things new.

I think that’s only half the story.

God is still in the business of making new things.

Think about it for a moment. On such-and-such a day, God created the fill-in-the-blank. The story is likely familiar (for a gentle reminder see Genesis 1).

And on the seventh day, God rested. Well, what happened on the eighth day? Continue Reading...

Sunday Stills: Even Creation Testifies God’s Presence

"The work of God’s hand is heralded throughout creation and manifested in its many creatures. God’s presence is evident in the groan of labor pains, the sweet scent of a newborn. God’s handiwork is displayed in the cresting of shadows and the damp chill of morning dew. The power of God can be heard in the crackle of hail, the crash of an ocean wave, the groan of gusting wind. The nearness of God is exhibited in the daily dawn-inspired rooster’s crow, the rhythmic pacing of seasons: all of creation testifies to the power and presence of God." [Tweet this]

–Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God Continue Reading...

TREE

The wonders of God’s creation surround us—from slinging comets to creating the scaly creatures that slither around the earth, God is the Master Creator. [Tweet this] Take a walk around your yard or nearby park. Find a tree, plant, flower, or piece of vegetation and really study it. Notice the vines, leaves, colors, smells, and textures. Continue Reading...