Entertainment is a poor substitute for awe

The less we welcome awe, the more we feel the need for entertainment. However, entertainment is a poor substitute for awe. The person who is not amazed by anything at all, is bored. Amusement gets old, but amazement is always fresh and exciting!

A numb heart is closed to inspiration, yet adapt at drudgery. When awe opens your heart, avoid quickly shutting it. Linger in the wonder!

The human heart is designed to live with awe, not to be bored and shut down. To be unconscious of awe is to miss the wonder of it all! We’re made for heart-felt joy and awe, not for a meaningless rotisserie of activities.

Awe is amazement and wonder that can’t be expressed by mere words. Awe brings the heart to life, but too often the mind sets awe aside in order to focus on information.

Wondering about
With awe in your heart
Is often more powerful
Than trying to figure things out.

Living on this amazing planet, awe should be a frequent occurrence, not a rare one. However, if you don’t cultivate awe in your heart, life quickly becomes a bore. Without inspiration, life is poorly lit.

A quiet walk can take you further than down the street. It can carry you into awe. You can learn to experience your life with joy, delight, and awe.

Pride’s an awe remover. The more you think you know, the less room you have for awe.

The continually changing sky is an awesome thing. Life’s full of inspiration, if you’ll just keep looking up. Discover awe! When you feel like you’re stuck in darkness, look up. The night sky is awe inspiring.

The night sky,
Though dimmed
By city lights,
Still cries,
“Take time
For awe.”

The human heart will be inspired by nature’s beauty, unless it’s shut down Notice nature’s beauty. Let your heart continually absorb its delight. Let heart-dazzling wonder and soul-captivating awe make your life marvelous.

The voice of God is awe-dible. Once you hear it, you’ll never be the same.

It’s a marvel that knowing that all matter is temporary, we humans still have the concept of forever. True wealth is Christ’s inspiration, awe, and wonder, not just for a moment, but for a lifetime (and beyond)! Christianity, without the gasp of awe, is more intellectual than spiritual.

When you daily follow and obey the living Jesus, it’s always awe-time! If people pursued Jesus, the way we pursue entertainment, we’d all be saints! When your conscience tries to redirect you, try not to be asleep at the switch.

To see the light
And embrace
Its awe,
Is pure delight.

Jesus came to reign
In your heart,
Not to explain
To your mind.

Inexplicable inspiration (beyond all words) surges thru my heart when I ponder Jesus. The first Christians lived with awe. Search: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.

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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