How To Connect With Wonder

Have you noticed the idea of wonder has popped up everywhere in the last year or so? Whether it’s used to sell soda or insurance, people are drawn to the idea of capturing something bigger than themselves.

But what is wonder?

Shawn Small, Executive Director of Wonder Voyage, describes wonder as “those brief indescribable moments when I have been allowed to see something outside of my normal sight lines, in an otherworld hiding just beyond the veil of our own. Wonder causes me to long for something beyond this earth, beyond my grasp, beyond my hopes, beyond my faith, beyond my reason, beyond my imagination.”

 Though this seems like an impossibility, wonder is everywhere… just waiting for us to discover it. Wonder Voyage wants to help your team find it and connect with it. That’s what the second of six sessions in The Way of Wonder pilgrimage curriculum is all about.

Here’s a snippet:

“Putting it simply, there is no shortage of wonder, just a shortage of attention to the moments of wonder surrounding us. We are not on a search for wonder as much as acknowledging the presence of the abundant wonder God has granted to humanity. God illuminates His love for us, His encompassing and ever near presence, through these moments of wonder.”

Each person is unique in how God speaks to them. Some hear an audible voice. Some see the same message multiple times until they have an ah-ha moment. Some connect with God in a worship service. For others, they connect with God in nature: on a hike, in the woods, by the ocean, or in the mountains.

Connecting with wonder is about setting time aside, unplugging from the busyness of life, focusing your heart and mind, and just being still.

Longing for that connection for you and your team? If you haven’t picked up your FREE copy of The Way of Wonder, the curriculum is now available. It walks you step-by-step through preparing your team to connect with wonder.

Jamie has been involved with Wonder Voyage for over 15 years. Her passion is connecting givers with worthwhile project as our Legacy Director.

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