Archives For wonder

This One Decision Will Set You Free

Sometimes I’m tempted to hold back my toughest questions from God.

You too? Oh, phew. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I convince myself that if I don’t say things aloud then maybe they won’t be true or maybe they’ll go away. Or I tell myself that if I really told God what I truly thought, what I was really wrestling with, somehow God couldn’t take it.

But none of these beliefs are true or healthy. Continue Reading...

Facing The Impossible? That's God's Specialty

A prayer for wonder means living expectant for the ways God wants to reveal Himself... even in the tiniest details of life. Our attention might be drawn to patterns and particulars in Scripture we’ve never seen before. Our spirits may waken to prayer in fresh and unexpected ways.

God may choose to reveal Himself in our unexpected conversations as we go through our daily life.

But I believe that as we pray for wonder, we’re once again going to have our faith ignited in the truth that our God specializes in impossible situations.

What’s your impossible situation right now? Continue Reading...

What To Do When You've Lost Your Holy Awe

As followers of Jesus, we are meant to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life God intended for us. We are called to live alert to the wonders all around and within us that expand our desire to know God more.

Yet the focus on the functionality of ministry combined with the increased sense of familiarity can numb us to the marvelous work to which we’ve been called—encouraging people to walk in the fullness of all God has called and created them through Jesus Christ.

Here are a handful of things that can pull us away from living wonderstruck and experiencing the daily splendor of knowing Jesus as we lead:

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The Secret of a Life Well-Lived

Sometimes it feels like the speed of change is surpassing the speed of sound. The explosion of change in technology, communication, and the world is booming all around.

In the midst of the noise, I find myself anchoring myself to the ancient truths found in the person of Jesus of Christ. Continue Reading...

When You Need the Courage to Face Today

Are you having one of those days? Your feet just hit the floor and you already want to climb back into bed.

Bills piled on the counter. That phone call you’ve been dreading. A jam-packed schedule. Kiddos who won’t stop arguing. Stuck in traffic. Waiting for treatment. Relationships hanging on by a thread.

We’ve all been there. You aren’t alone.

Friend, can I encourage you? No matter what adversity you are facing today, God will meet you there. [Tweet this] Whether you’re feeling vulnerable, lost, alone, or angry today, God won’t shy away.

Here are a few of my favorite verses that get me through those dirty-dog-bad days. [Tweet this] Read them quietly. Recite them aloud. Cling to these truths and promises even in this: Continue Reading...