Welcome back to womens online Bible study as we study Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg. We are gathered with women all over the world as we discover the magnificent and glorious Father who loves us. What a blessing to be in small groups this week and discuss our definition of wonderstruck. I saw many women using the word through this past week, more attentive to the Presence of the God who sees.
This week we were awakened to His wonder, opened our hearts to expect the unexpected, and saw a glimpse of God in our everyday lives. He captured our attention in small groups as we discerned what takes away His wonder in our lives and what renews it. A few of you mentioned that physical and emotional pain blinds us to His wonder. Some of you said that pride and self-interest cloud our vision. It’s tempting to be pulled away from the majesty of God when our eyes are not on Him. Easily we become the brother of the prodigal son, looking at our own needs and blinded to the goodness of the Father. To be filled with wonder is to have all eyes on Him, with open hearts and minds.
On day four in the workbook, you created a list of 20 ways God revealed Himself through scripture and deeds. It’s wise to create a habit of journaling His deeds, so I hope you’re using the back of the workbook or a spiritual journal for this purpose. Recalling His deeds allows you to become a historian of your family experiences and to share God’s deeds from generation to generation.
My prayer is that you will be astonished by God in the week ahead. May you see Him in the details of your day and record your personal observations. Pray for His Presence, seek His face and listen for His whisper. Never be too busy for Abba!
Our Prayer Wall has many requests, so please visit the page during the week and pray for these women who are asking for your help. If you have a prayer request for our prayer wall, post a comment on the wall.
For Next Week
- Read Week Two in your book.
- Listen to Video Session Two (optional due to cost)
- Check in with your Small Group for prayer requests and fellowship
Group Discussion- Answer one question or as many as you like
- When is the last time you encountered the wonder of God? (page 12 )
- What prevents you from living with the expectation that God wants to do awesome work in, through, and around you? (page 13 )
- What stops you from taking bigger risks in your walk with God? (page 18 )
- When have you been amazed by God’s work in someone else’s life? (page 27 )