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12.21.2012

Thoughts on Wonderstruck

My friend, Margaret Feinberg, has a new book and 7-session DVD
Bible study called Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God,which releases Christmas Day. This is a personal invitation for you to toss back
the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. This book will turn your prayer life
upside down, stir your desire to live more abundantly, and take your relationships with others to
the next level. To learn more, watch the Wonderstruck Video.

Margaret recently posted a great warning on her site that those who have read Wonderstruck
have experienced the following symptoms:

-An inability to stop smiling
-An uncontainable desire to pray
-A loss of interest in judging others
-A quiet, unshakable confidence in God
-A renewed ability to see the wonders of God all around

And from what I’ve seen, they’re all true! I wanted to share some thoughts that stuck out to me
as I read a sneak peek of Wonderstruck:

When we allow ourselves to stop and to truly see the beauty of the natural world around us we are in awe of God and we feel a need to learn more about the Creator of this wonder that is our world.

I am struck by the power Jesus had over nature.  With His voice He determined the fate of a fig tree.  Climbing into a boat He calmed the wind and the sea.  Who among us can do this?  With all our scientific advances we can't stop the wind, calm the waves, or speak a tree into death.  

Keeping a childlike wonder is what will keep us closer to God as we can more fully appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of Creation.  The dance that only a leaf laden tree can experience on a breezy summer day.  The instant of beauty before a snowflake disappears.   The first grasp of a newborn's hand around a parent's finger.  

We need to stop and look around us, to truly see the world and all it has to offer.  It all speaks of the wonder of God.

What wonder will you notice today?
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If you're like me and want to get a good deal, I’ve seen the book for as low as $7.57 ($14.99 retail) on Barnes and Noble.