Modern Christianity has become a frill instead of a thrill. It should excite us to daily follow Jesus, not pamper us. If you can go through a day without being thrilled by Jesus, perhaps you’re not as close to Him as you need to be.
I’ve found the risen Jesus to be the greatest adventure guide on the planet! Every time I encounter someone who is sincerely and expressively thrilled about Jesus, they stir up His fire in me!
Jesus frequently gives His followers electrifying thoughts, but we usually dart away from them before we let them sink in. Thus, we miss out on the thrill of following Jesus.
Church should electrify people with God’s fire, not bore them with dull religious routine. Institutional Christianity too often unplugs the electrifying impact of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. When Christianity is confined to a well-planned church service, it loses the thrill of spontaneously following and obeying Jesus. When it is presented as blank and unexciting it distracts people from the daily adventure of walking with Him.
Sermons that generate no ongoing enthusiasm about God and no deep stirring in your heart have little lasting impact. My desire is to be a Jesus-led writer and to record what He prompts me to.
Jesus isn’t just a sweet religious feeling. He’s thrilling, healing, and revealing. If you continually set your heart to stream the risen Jesus, rivers of holy delight will overflow from within you.
Like in the Garden of Eden
Temptation falsely presents
Our personal desires
As more thrilling
And more appealing
With our true identity
As a beloved being
Made in God’s image.
O that more Christians
Were so filled
Were visibly thrilled
Day by day!