Make Your Day Better by Breathing in Wonderful

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We're all looking for wonderful, but I wonder how often we miss it when it's right in front of us. Make your day better by breathing in...What does wonderful mean to you?

You want wonderful days. A wonderful family. A wonderful job. A wonderful vacation. Etc.

But what is your definition of wonderful? Does wonderful make you happy? Should it?

Why do I always have more questions than answers?

Whew! I’m just thankful for easy access to information. Let me share some things I learned with a little digging.

Wonderful (defined)

1. excellent; grand; marvelous: a wonderful ________.
2. exciting wonder; marvelous; extraordinary.

Simply put . . . something wonderful leaves you full of wonder.

Wonder (defined)

noun – a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

verb – to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel.

I’m curious . . . have we become so accustomed to technology and instant everything that we’re blinded to the wonderful?

Today’s challenge – I have a little more than a month until my next birthday and my goal for myself is to find at least one thing every day that is wonderful. Not on television, or my phone, or anything that has to do with this crazy fast paces environment.

I want to find wonder in relationships and creation. In kindness and God’s Word. In prayer and blessings.

Want to join me?

Quotes and Verses – All Things Wonderful

“The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.” ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them. Psalm 40:5

We're all looking for wonderful, but I wonder how often we miss it when it's right in front of us. Find inspiration to make your day better by noticing..

Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; For beauty is God’s handwriting–a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, And thank God for it as a cup of His blessing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! Psalm 139:5–6

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but He does what is still more wonderful: He makes saints out of sinners. ~Soren Kierkegaard

But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do. Psalm 73:28

“God is good. It is only by His grace that I am able to see a new day, to take another breath, to live this wonderful life…” ~Unknown

He causes us to remember His wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our Lord! Psalm 111:4

“Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one” ~A.W.Tozer

Sing to the Lord, for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world. Isaiah 12:5

“Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. ” ~Andrew Murray

So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Romans 5:11

Blessings uncounted are the wonders of life discarded.” ~Tom Hackett

And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. 1 Corinthians 2:12

“Wonder is a deep, profound experience. The typical secular education of our day makes us suspicious or callous to wonder. It seems so unscientific, so unsophisticated, and ultimately, so seemingly unnecessary. So they say. But to lose the sense of wonder is to lose one of the great beauties of life. Worship, on the other hand, exercises our sense of wonder. It helps us see things and hear things and feel things, that not everyone recognizes. Worship, in essence, is wonderful.” ~Hughes Oliphant Old

“Who is like you among the gods, O Lordglorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders? Exodus 15:11

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Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. Psalm 119:8

Grab your journal. Copy your favorite quotes or verses and then stop, pay attention, and fill your day with wonder and worship. And join me on social media to share #BreathingInWonderful.

Which quote or verse spoke to your heart today?

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5 thoughts on “Make Your Day Better by Breathing in Wonderful

  1. Oh Deb, I love this! My 31 Day Writing Challenge this year is on Intentional joy. It started as finding joy and i changed it. So I completely get this breathing in instead of noticing! Love it!!!

  2. “Wonder” is my word for the year, Deb, and I have focused on cherishing each nuance I observe or encounter. It is, indeed, a splendid way to live – ever in awe of the mighty wonders God displays before us each day and to take time to give thanks for them.
    Blessings, my friend!

  3. I think today we proclaim everything to be wonderful and awesome, so we have eroded our estimation of what is really worth standing in awe of. thanks for the post and all the truly wonderful scriptures. visiting from Grace & Truth linkup.

  4. Such wonderful encouragement – I love reading your blog posts! Always so uplifting and such positive words! Thanks Deb!

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