The ongoing Jesus thrill makes joy real!

If anything
Tries to chill
Your Jesus thrill,
Don’t sit still,

Christians don’t need to imagine the thrill of encountering the risen Jesus. We’re invited to continually interact with Him. No one can thrill a human heart like Jesus. Let Him electrify you from within!

If you’ve ever seen someone’s face radiant with God’s glory, you’ve seen the Jesus thrill. I love to see faces shining with the thrill of Jesus. It’s a sight the whole world should see. Don’t dim His light! Shine bright.

There’s too much unignited Christianity, limping along without the Jesus thrill. To settle for formal, no thrill Christianity is to miss out on “joy unspeakable and full of glory.” When people who have experienced the Jesus thrill are trained to passively sit thru a sermon and to avoid openly expressing their passion for Christ, their heart will tend to grow cold. If you find no daily thrill in knowing Jesus, perhaps you only think you know Him.

Every day the Jesus thrill keeps my heart on fire for God! When I call on Jesus, He thrills me with His presence and fills me with peace and joy. I choose to live happily, ever grateful to be alive. I want my life to reflect Jesus the way a calm lake so beautifully reflects the trees standing by its side, so I guard my mind and open my heart to Him!

Everyday Jesus shows me things that fill me with joyous amazement and peaceful gratefulness. It’s hard to follow and obey Him if you’re not thrilled about Him. A bored, uninspired Christian has lost contact with the electrifying presence of the living Jesus!

I love to be around people who have the Jesus thrill! They talk about Him with such passion and joy! Experience your own Jesus thrill. Check out The Joy Of Early Christianity.

What thrills you about Jesus?

Christianity should be
An ongoing thrill
But we've turned it
Into a Sunday morning
Religious drill.

When we let Jesus
Thrill us
And fill us
With His presence
We become contagious
With His glory.

If church would be more revealing
Of the presence of Jesus
It would be incredibly thrilling
And powerfully healing!

Church without a thrill
Makes the Gospel
Like a pill:
Take it in
And then
Forget it.

To "quench the Spirit"
Is to conceal
Or to chill
The Jesus thrill.

If Jesus doesn't seem real
It's because we're
Overlooking the thrill
Of His glorious presence.

Without passion,
Fire and thrill
About Jesus
A Christian's heart
Will slowly chill.

Are called
To be God's light,
Consistently doing right
In an environment
Of wrongdoing,
In the world but not
Conformed to it,
Living with the insight
Of a transformed perspective.

Here's the deal.
The Jesus thrill
Is real,
Not hype.
Christ in you
Can ignite your heart.

Open your heart
To feel
The thrill
Of Jesus

Cannot coexist
Very long
With ongoing prayer
For someone
Who has hurt you.
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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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