I’ve been so encouraged by the notes, emails, tweets, and posts about sweet readers like you learning to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK.
We’re hearing stories of answered prayers, incredible encounters in creation, wisdom from children, and shifts taking place in the subterranean depths of the heart. To which, we respond with the mightiest of roars, “Glory! Glory! Glory! To God.”
But living wonderstruck isn’t something I can do on my own. You can’t either.
We need each other. If we’re going to learn to appreciate the beauty, might, glory, and affection of God in greater measure, then we need to be each others eyes and ears and hands to see and hear and feel where God is giving those moments of spiritual awakening that make us long to know Him more.
Sometimes that’s in the Scripture.
Sometimes that’s in an answered prayer.
Sometimes that’s in the perfect word spoken by a friend.
Sometimes that’s in the moment we bravely step out in obedience to God.
Sometimes that’s in the stillness or solitude of seeking Christ.
Sometimes that’s in creation.
We want to share YOUR STORIES, YOUR DISCOVERIES, YOUR INSIGHTS with others.
Will you keep us posted on how and when and where you encounter God’s wonder?
Let me give you an example. This week I noticed a link on my mom’s Facebook page to discover glass frogs. These tiny amphibians have translucent bodies so you can see their organs and the tiniest of bones. Peek with me.
Or consider this mesmerizing image.
As I reflected on these images, my mind was immediately drawn to Psalm 139—the idea that our God knows us intimately, that He knew us when we were but embryos. And then I considered the idea that God doesn’t just see us. He sees through us.
God sees every cell, every heart desire, every longing. I want to see people as God sees them. God, give me your eyes. Give me your vision. Give me your loving perspective laced with grace and kindness to embrace and celebrate others in the deepest parts of who you made them.
Looking at images of frogs, somehow my heart was turned Godward and I am once again wonderstruck—longing for more of God in my life.
So when you find yourself wonderstruck by a chance encounter, a story you find online, a photo or two, will you send us the story or the link? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to share the wonder with others that we may all learn to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK in awe of our God.
And don’t forget! 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 throughout 2013, we’re going to be picking someone who is living wonderstruck to receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. And at the end of the year, we’re going to pick someone who has lived wonderstruck to receive a Grand Prize. We’re still finalizing the details, but let’s just say it’s something that will inspire wonder in an amazing way.
- Recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine
- Discover peace in knowing you’re wildly loved
- Identify what’s holding you back in prayer
- Develop a renewed passion for God
- Celebrate the extraordinary moments in everyday life