One of the great things we can expect of God is the unexpected. By His nature, God’s ways are so much more vibrant, breathtaking, and all-encompassing than our own. This is one of the most exciting aspects of living with divine expectation: we can lean into the idea that whatever God has up His sleeve is better than anything we could imagine on our own. [Tweet this]
I’ve seen this time and time again throughout life. I planned to go to one school. I ended up at another. I selected one major. I ended up with another. I thought I would in one area of the country. I ended up living another. In each of these cases and many more, the outcome was greater than anything I could have anticipated.
But this isn’t just true of you big picture life decisions, but those small every day ones.
Caught in traffic.
Running into someone unexpected at the grocery store.
A long lost friend asks to be your friend on Facebook.
An extra project gets added to your work load.
The neighbor seems extra chatty today.
What if it’s in these moments—which you didn’t expect—God is busting at the seams to display His glory and power and might in your life? [Tweet this.]
What if what could be dismissed as a detour or inconvenience or chance is actually an invitation to experience the wonder of God?
Spend some time asking God to raise the level of divine expectation in your life and expect the unexpected. Ask God to place people in your life today on whom you can lavish the love of God.
Wonder Challenge: Join friends from around the globe who want to experience the wonder of God. Share what you’re discovering about living wonderstruck with others. Take a picture. Write a blog post. Share on your Facebook page. Create a Pinterest. Tweet. And each time you do, use the hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK.
We all need to be each others' eyes and ears and hands when it comes to recognizing and experiencing the wonder of God.
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, we're going to be picking someone who is living wonderstruck to receive a $50 AMEX Gift Card. And at the end of the year, we're going to pick someone who has been living wonderstruck to receive a Grand Prize. We're still finalizing the details, but let's just say it's something that is truly wonderful.