Deidra Riggs
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Deidra is a national speaker and the author of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are, and One: Unity in a Divided World. Follow Deidra on Instagram @deidrariggs

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  1. Deidra,
    Sometimes the fact that I’m still here and standing brings me to my knees in awe. When I look back at all the times God has been faithful in my life, I can’t help but be amazed. Even when I was not faithful…He was always faithful because He can’t deny himself. A God that doesn’t ever get rocked, swayed, taken aback, surprised…that’s something I can’t get my mind around. That to me is awe. If that’s not enough, all I have to do is look at one flower amongst the myriad of possibilities. Who puts such detail into one of a thousand such species?? Only an awe inspiring God. I was intrigued by the “science” of awe…thanks for sharing!

  2. Deidra,
    Seeing a portrait of Christ crucified on the cross for me can get me to my knees. I find it hard to imagine that He still loves and woos me even when I’m not faithful. In nature look at the Grand Canyon or the beautiful Smoky Mountains and the wondrous fall colors–wow!
    Blessings 🙂

  3. I love this friend! So very beautiful. Just yesterday as we celebrated my son’s first birthday, God stopped me in my tracks as I recalled the journey that led from loss and infertility to holding His promise in my arms. I cannot comprehend His grandeur alongside His personal relationship with each of His children that drives us to our knees in awe. Truly, it must be only by the literal renewing of our minds that we can even begin to grasp the height, depth, breadth and width of His love for us.

  4. Deidra, I am so grateful for this wonderful post so needed this morning-it answers a prayer. In seeking the Lord at work in and around me and others, I want to kneel in awe of His gentle mercies, victories, miracles, and vast loving wisdom. He is so much higher than the heavens and I am so grateful He is our God, that He saved me. How great is our God! May we each be in awe today, experiencing His profound and tender love and work, arms and souls raised in praise 🙂

  5. Deidre,
    This is a very thoughtful post, thank-you.
    There’s been a lifetime of ways, some more subtle. Most recently though was when my son, who was six at the time had a mild stomach ache. Although he had no other symptoms I felt Him nudge me that something wasn’t right. At the hospital I felt Him there in the same room He had been when I kissed a young girl good-bye. After they stabilized my son in ER, they transported us to another facility for an emergency appendectomy. To this day my son expresses his gratitude. I too will be forever grateful to Him, not only for that nudge but for bringing me to my knees in awe.

    Blessings to all,


  6. I’ve been absolutely captivated lately as I’ve been intentionally studying Sabbath and the margin it offers into our lives. It’s never been a priority in my life and one that I would argue over consistently with believers who still stood their ground that Sabbath was a gift and for our own benefit. But one early morning He whispered to me and I knew He wanted me to take a closer look. He wanted to offer up a little wisdom as I kept turning a blind eye.

    I cannot even begin to tell you how I stand in awe over learning just how much balance it brings to my life. How improved my time management has become. How my spirit is refreshed and renewed – all from taking the time to be intentional about unwrapping that gift rather than leaving the packaging untouched. I am grateful to understand this on such a personal level and just how much “awe” it brings to my life as I marvel over the results.

    I’ve asked Him for more of these moments. To be able to marvel and stand in awe over something that was there the entire time…

  7. We all have the same amount of time, 24/7. It;s that Sabbath rest that we must labor for, resting in Him, we will get more done. Hebrews 4