Jesus radiates like a sunny rugged seashore

I love to see the gleaming, glorious radiance of the risen Jesus Christ shinning from someone’s face. Christ-followers need to meet in circles, not rows! When church is drab and dull it unintentionally denies its claims to represent the glorious Creator of the Universe.

Religion often restricts God’s radiance, confining it to certain ceremonies, places, or days of the week. God radiates everywhere. When people perceive no inner radiance shining in their heart, life seems dreary, but when they feel it, they have hope!

When I read the Bible with an open heart, I feel an indescribable radiance within me. When I focus my attention on the living Jesus, His radiance shines throughout my heart!

The sparkle of Jesus deep in my heart radiates outwardly causing my eyes to twinkle and my mouth to smile. Like gazing at the radiance of rugged sun-lit seashore, Jesus dazzles me!

As glorious as God’s radiance is in awesome scenes of nature, it’s even greater when it shines within your heart. The peace of inner stillness exposes the bright light of God radiance within a human heart. Jesus still sets people free from the dominance of their human desires and their dependence on substances and fills them with His radiance!

In the presence
Of the living God
There is always awe
And holy radiance.

A heart in cadence
With Jesus
Will resonate
With His radiance.

Our veils
Of distraction
Make us unaware
Of the living water wells
Of God’s radiance
In the cells
Of our heart.

Theology can stimulate
The human mind,
But awareness
Of God’s glory
Will radiate
In the heart.

When words
About Jesus
To reflect
His radiance,
They reject
His reality!

When you encounter someone
Who’s carrying God’s radiance,
It’s like when a beautiful fragrance
Suddenly fills a room.

A heart filled
With the presence
Of Jesus
Will spread
His radiance

The truly great
Never radiate

When I was praying in tongues recently, I kept repeating the phrase kola, kola, kola. I ask God what kola means in the unknown language that I was speaking, and the word radiance popped into my mind. That inspired my blog post for today.

Photo by Leandro Petrellis 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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