Awe-sitivity — the wonder of it all

When awe sneaks
Into your heart,
Let inspired tears
Freely flow.

Make way for awe.
To avoid it
Is to miss
The brilliance
And magnitude
Of life.

Awe for life matters!
Deep and profund
Wonder and respect
For human life
Is momentous.

If you're unwilling
To live beyond self
And be aware
Of vastness
And transcendence,
Awe will be rare.

An inner infusion of awe, can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day! Awe’s always available if we seek it. It expands our perception and makes us acutely aware of things that are beyond our comprehension.

When we recognize the significance of our life and the life of all people, a sense of awe will flood our heart. Most people have had a few awe experiences in their life. Few people live in a continual state of awe.

Open, tender people are continually awestruck by life. Cold, hard people are often struck down by their own bitterness and negativity.

It’s painful to see life as awful, but glorious to see life as awe-full. To live unimpressed by life and the glories that surround you, is a tragic lapse into apathy.

To fall into awe is to begin to experience the splendor of life with appreciation and gratitude. The unwillingness to ponder and wonder about things that we don’t understand often prevents us from experiencing awe.

If there’s a shortage of awe and wonder in your life, read the Bible with an open heart. Then get ready to be continually amazed.

Everyday I see God do amazing things that leave me in a state of awe and wonder. An unwillingness to be awestruck by the living Jesus, keeps many Christian from experiencing the victory God that has for them.

Make the living Jesus a daily part of your consciousness. Let Him direct your thinking and you’ll be amazed at where your mind will go!

An aweless church service is a disservice to the majesty and glory of the presence of the living Jesus. To be aware of the immensity of the living Jesus while experiencing the intimacy of His presence, is transformational!

When Christians are unaware of the awesome presence of Jesus, they settle for religious routine. Let the living Jesus make you lighthearted with supernatural insights and the joy and peace of His presence.

Awe-sitivity, being sensitive to awe, was prevalent among the early Christians. When it’s absent, faith is greatly hindered. Take divine awe out of Christianity and all you’re left with is duty and dogma.

The book of Acts shows how the early Christians continually created an atmosphere of awe. Read it and then do what they did. Pushing aside the mystery of God by continually trying to explain Him, has robbed Christianity of much of its wonder and awe.

Christians are taught
How to sit thru a talk
But not how to daily walk
In awe of God.

One day,
I was thunderstruck
By Jesus
And boom!
My life was
Forever changed!

Does Life Matter? People matter, more than any of us realize.

Most governments say
That life doesn’t matter
When it’s on death row,
An enemy combatant,
Or waiting to be born.

Photo by Angelo Duranti on

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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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