I coined some awesome words about awe

Live in awe! Refuse to take the offramp of over analysis that causes people to exit from the daily wonder and glory of being alive.

Living in this amazing world, awe should be awedinary. We should be continually in a state of wonder and amazement!

Religious conjecture holds little interest for me. I prefer to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” If your heart’s not awedible, able to be often awed by the living God, there’s a good chance that you’re spiritually dead.

Awe can never be awe-bligatory. It flows spontaneously from a heart that stays open to wonder. Attempts to explain God with Xs and Os, often X-out awe and cause human hearts to be spiritually hard and coldly analytical.

Christianity has focused too much on theology (the study of God) while mostly ignoring training in theos-awe (the awe of God). You may think you understand God but if you’re unwilling to live under full submission to His presence, you’re deceiving yourself.

I think modern Christianity sneezed and said, Awe shoo! It seems to have chased away the glorious wonder that occurs when we experience Jesus. When awe exits a Christian’s heart, he leaves his first love for Jesus and becomes lukewarm.

Too many sermons are aweless words. When church becomes aweless, it soon becomes aimless.

If church doesn’t cause you to actively marvel at the majesty of God, it’s not doing its job. Without an ongoing sense of mysticism and awe, Christianity is easily overcome by both sin-icism and cynicism.

Christianity without ongoing awe, wonder, amazement, inspiration, and astonishment, has drifted from its source. Unless people are willing to have their spiritual cataracts removed, Christianity is little more than religious lectures.

The complexity of Christ and His work is beyond human comprehension and explanation. Although I can understand Him, He makes my heart soar with joy and fills me with an astounding awareness of His presence.

Olive oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. When you let the Spirit lead you throughout the day, you’ll awe-live.

Spiritually awed Christ-followers don’t need a religious ventilator to teach them about Jesus. They experience Him daily.

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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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