Some thoughts to remedy awe deficiency

Today’s culture suffers from a lack of awe — an awe deficiency. Perhaps we all need to take some time to let the now, wow us with its unnoticed wonder.

Analysis minimizes awe. Wonder wallows in it! Without awe life is bland.

When life is superficial, it’s wrapped in tinsel. When it’s meaningful, it’s rapt in awe.

There’s an element of awe in everything that’s good. Find and experience some of that astonishment and life will sparkle inside you.

It’s impossible to be in awe and bored (or depressed) at the same time. Beholding beauty begets awe. Look past your routine and absorb some of the awe that is all around you.

Conflict shuts down the human heart. Love opens it to awe.

Most people carry awe-inspiring experiences inside their heart, that they’ve been trained not to tell. Now many people fear speaking about those experiences because they’ve been taught to be embarrassed about them.

When we experience awe but then quickly withdraw from the awe, we miss most of its life-changing power. Appreciate awe for awhile. Prolonged awe often makes people uncomfortable because it muddles the mind’s methods of maintaining the myth of control.

A systematic life can be full of accomplishment, but a heart-felt, compassionate life is overflowing with gratitude and awe. An awe filled heart must be cultivated and trained by its owner; it doesn’t just happen awe-tomatically.

An ongoing state of awe overwhelms our fears, angers, desires, and other emotions, leaving us mesmerized in wonder and gratitude. When you’re consciously in awe of the incredible majesty of human life, it’s hard to be mean, hostile, or cruel to anyone.

Look for awe. I find it in nature, science, people, the Bible, prayer, and God. Awe calls the human soul to soar beyond the bonds of body and mind, into the realm of spirituality.

Church should be awe-time — Christians deeply in awe of God together. Being astonished by Jesus Christ is far more powerful than any explanations about Him can ever be.

The best and most awesome thing that can happen to you today is heart-to-heart interaction with God.

AWE INSPIRED POEM
Lake currents
Reflecting the sun
Show me a lively light show
On leaves bowing above
With the breeze.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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