The indescribable joy of heart ongoing interaction with Jesus

Continually experiencing Jesus is unspeakably amazing. I wish I could find words that could somehow describe it. If there’s anything or anybody worth getting thrilled about and wholeheartedly celebrating it’s the living, resurrected Jesus.

Jesus! If you fell no thrill when you hear His name, you’re overlooking His radiant glory. Ongoing heart-to-heart interaction with Jesus is wonderfully indescribable.

My favorite people to hang around are people who are visibly thrilled with Jesus. Sometimes they’re hard to find. If someone claims to be a Christian, of all the things they talk or are passionate about, Jesus should always be number one.

No experience can compare with life’s ultimate experience — interacting heart-to-heart with the living Jesus. Jesus works inside you. Notice His promptings. Then say and do what He tells you. If you’re unwilling to say and do what Jesus prompts you to, you don’t really trust Him.

The risen Jesus is an everyday Guide, Companion, Comforter, Teacher, Savior, and Master. He’s not just a Sunday morning sermon topic.

Too often going to church is seen as the high-water point of being a Christian. To me it’s the low-water point. Jesus is so much more powerful and glorious than church. Maybe we should point people to Him instead of to a Sunday morning meeting.

Church attendance is a minimal view of Christianity. Daily experiencing Christ and His glory is a much more accurate view.

I’ve never attended a human-led church service that comes close to the incredible experience of personally interacting with Jesus. To confine Jesus to Heaven or to a church building is to miss the amazing point that “Christ in you is the hope of glory.”

Jesus is so much more present and powerful in daily life than church presents Him to be. Church isn’t definitive of Christianity. Human lives radically transformed and inwardly empowered to daily follow and obey the risen Jesus are.

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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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