Awareness of God’s glory ads up to adoration . . .

You can’t express deep adoration for Jesus if you’re not intensely aware of His presence, power, and majesty. If your heart isn’t overflowing with adoration for Jesus, maybe you’ve only heard about Him, but haven’t actually encountered Him.

If you will ponder God with your heart, you’ll gradually become aware of His presence. Then adoration will begin to flow from within you.

Adoration is to be so captivated by the presence of God that you abandon personal preferences in order to worship and obey Him. Genuine restoration with God produces passionate, ongoing adoration for Him.

We can admire Jesus while we do our own thing, but once we begin to adore Him, we’re forever changed from deep within. Any attempt to formalize, ritualize, and script adoration stifles its free expression.

If you’re not passionately in love with Jesus now, you’d probably be pretty bored with Heaven’s ongoing, adoring focus on Him. Without active adoration worship is rote. When adoration becomes a duty, it’s no longer adoration.

The more you accommodate
The living Jesus,
The more you’ll radiate
His presence.

Rather than giving Jesus
Passionate adoration,
Church tends to become
A mere oration.

Instead of cultivating
An atmosphere
Of actively adoring
The risen Jesus,
Church can settle for
Being boring.
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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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