Experiencing the wonder of God isn’t about landing a crazy story
to tell our friends or experiencing pimply goose bumps.
The wonder awakens us to dive even deeper
in our relationship with God.
– Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck, Awaken to the Nearness of God
In preparing to facilitate Wonderstruck
next week, I consider Revelation 2:4 ESV:
But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.
Remember how it felt when you first began falling for your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend? The relationship had a sense of awe about it. We clung to their every word, spiffed up our wardrobe, flossed a little longer, and smelled, well…quite nice.
But over time elasticized sweats, increased volume via headphones, and a lack o’ floss can tarnish even the brightest of beginnings.
Likewise, when I’m not in step with the Spirit, the wonder and awe of God I first realized and celebrated as a Christ follower can gradually fade against the backdrop of a cluttered life.
Keeping the wonder of God awakened within us requires intentionality and a willingness to refuse the seduction of surface living.
An invitation to dive deeper: Jot down three moments today in which you encounter the wonder of God and His handiwork.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Galatians 5:25 NIV