Margaret Feinberg spends most mornings with her good friends Coffee and God. Without Coffee, mornings would be difficult. Without God, life would be impossible.
You’ll often find Margaret (puppy-in-tow) adventuring outdoors—she enjoys hiking, river rafting, and scanning the night sky for the Northern Lights and shooting stars. She boasts an exceptionally dry sense of humor that she attributes to her Jewish father. Married to Leif for almost a decade, Margaret’s known for losing things like her sunglasses on her head, keys in her hand, or her phone for the 12th time in the same day. Luckily, Hershey hasn’t been left anywhere… yet.
Always up for an adventure, Margaret is known to drive 50 miles to chase down a food truck and snag Groupons for skydiving on a whim. She prefers watching comedies and laughing until her tummy aches over doing sit ups.
One of the greatest wonders of God is His presence. Over the years, I’ve discovered that even a brief moment in the presence of God can change everything—my perspective, attitude, and reaction. Being aware of and experiencing God’s presence reminds me of my dependence on God. He is the source of everything—joy, provision, protection, love, grace, mercy, hope and so much more.
Yet despite the sweetness and delight of God’s presence, I’m amazed at how often I forget to take time to be with God. Though I may spend time in the morning studying the Scripture or praying, I’ll say “Amen” and run off toward projects and deadlines. In the process I hush that still silent voice that beckons me to linger—to sit in the silence and simply be with God.
Take time today to find a quiet place. A comfy couch. A reclining chair. A spot on the kitchen floor (I’m amazed at how God meets me there!).
Drink in silence. Embrace the quiet. Allow your mind and heart to be drawn God-ward. Invite the Holy Spirit to bring a Bible passage to mind. Reflect on the Holy Scriptures and the attributes of God.
I know you’re busy. I know it may only be for a moment. A minute. Twenty seconds.
But for even a split-second, know that you are loved by God beyond measure. In that place, allow God to lead you to the quiet waters and restore your soul.
Be Still and Know.
Be Still and Know that I.
Be Still and Know that I Am.
Be Still and Know that I Am God.
Wonderstruck Challenge: Throughout the rest of the week, will you snap a photo of something or someone that reveals the wonder of God to you. Your child’s smile. A lone cloud. A breathtaking sunrise or sunset. A snuggly puppy. A Scripture. A flower petal or leaf. Anything at all. And share on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest using the hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK and #inbooks so we can see and celebrate how God is revealing His wonder among us.
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