Recently I was given the unique opportunity to preview a book written by my new friend, Margaret Feinberg. Over the next three Tuesdays I will be introducing you to this book. Margaret has a new book and 7-session Bible Study called Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God (releasing Christmas Day)—which is a personal invitation for you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. Wonderstruck will help you:
- Recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine
- Unearth extraordinary moments on ordinary days
- Develop a renewed passion for God
- Identify what’s holding you back in prayer
- Discover joy in knowing you’re wildly loved
To learn more, watch the Wonderstruck Video, here: https://vimeo.com/53953257
This week I want to share where I have seen the wonder of God in my own life. Next week I will share some questions and answers from the author herself and then the following week I will talk about the preview. Then two weeks later I will have a post on my thoughts from the whole book giving me about a week to read it after it comes out.
So how have I experienced the wonder of God in my own life?
A few years back I was praying and thinking about whether I was supposed to be a missionary with Greater Europe Mission and I spent some time looking back at how I was prepared for a position just like this. I was truly amazed and filled with wonder of how much went into getting me to that point. God showed me that He had been preparing me for this for a long time and I wanted to show you all of the things that amazed me.
Took German after school in Middle School and then 3 years in high school.
I moved to Maryland after college for a job.
Got involved in a young adult Bible study in Maryland.
Almost died twice which allowed me to see God had a plan for me.
Because of health issues I wanted to lose weight and set a goal of 150 lbs lost and to reward myself a trip to Germany with friends.
On the Germany trip I went to a small town called Kandern.
Leading the young adult Bible study led me to search for missions trips where I “randomly” stumbled on a long-term job in that small town that I visited.
Looking at those things, I can’t help but be in awe of an amazing God. His work is wonderful and I have been wonderstruck.
Follow Margaret’s snarky, funny, and inspirational posts on Twitter, Facebook , or her blog. You can learn more about this great book by visiting www.margaretfeinberg.com/wonderstruck where she’s offering some crazy promos right now with up to $300 of free stuff. I’ve seen the book for as low as $7.57 ($14.99 retail) on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
So where have you seen the wonder of God in your life?