Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Christmas Wonder"

Thank ya' Stephanie Shott for bein' my Guest Blogger taday! Your post is a blessin'!


“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

As we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year it’s easy to be distracted by the beauty of the lights and the ornaments. The sites, sounds and even the smells call our attention to the fun and festivities of it all.

But as wonderful as all that is, there is nothing or no one more WONDERful than the Living God. He defines wonderful by His very existence. He is WONDERful. He is full of wonder.

In the original language we find the Hebrew word, Pele’. It means beyond comprehension, distinguished, marvelous. That’s our God. Beyond our comprehension. Distinguished as different from and above all other beings. One to be marveled at. Full of wonder.

It’s not just a description given to Him. WONDERful is who He is - and who He is should cause us to stand in awe...to live our lives in awe.

This Christmas as you consider Christ and contemplate His journey from the cradle to the cross will you allow yourself to be WOWed by this WONDERful Savior? The same God who spoke the world into existence, flung the stars in space and calls them by name...the same God who hold the sun in place and the sea at bay...the same God who knows the number of hairs on your head and the thoughts of your heart...the same God who humbled Himself and became obedient unto death...yes, the same God who is reigns as the all powerful, all knowing and self-existent One...yes, this same God loves us.

Doesn’t that WOW you?! Don’t you stand in awe at the awesomeness of God?1 Doesn’t it just fill you full of wonder to reflect on how WONDERful He really is?!

This definitely is the most wonderful time of the year, sweet friend...but don’t let it slip by without being WOWed by our WONDERful Savior. Take some time, bask in His presence and be still and know that He is God.

Let Him WOW you with wonder this Christmas. Let Him WOW you for the rest of you life!

What are some of the things that WOW you about our WONDERful Savior?

Stephanie is the author of the new Bible study on Ecclesiastes, Understanding What Matters Most. She's an international Bible teacher, speaker and author who inspires women to become who they were created to be in every area and season of their lives. Stephanie's transparent, practical, often funny and always biblical messages present real life solutions to real life circumstances.

Stephanie's passion is contagious and her heart is transparent. She brings women deeper into the riches of God's Word with Indiana-Jones-like intentions. For her, it's a quest for treasure, and she manages to make it an adventure for all.
As the result of a rape. after a decade of child abuse and years of wandering in the wilderness of foolish choices, Stephanie loves to tell the story of God's redeeming grace. Women's ministry leaders and media outlets trust Stephanie to inspire women to let God make beauty out of their own ashes, to call Christians to stand strong, live intentionally and believe God, and to challenge mothers to mentor other mothers.


  1. Janet, Your guest bloggers; I am a believer in God and Christmas. Yes God is Wonderful; Stephanie's passion jumps out of the words and I feel the sincerity. May the blessings of God's truth shine this season and always.

  2. So glad you stopped in and commented MBRE Ventures II. I'm so glad you're a believer and thankful for His WONDERful love for us! We are children of the Most High God and I can't help but be passionate about all He has done for us...for me! What a great and loving God!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!