Thrill seekers, they go and do just for the sake of experiencing something out of the ordinary. They fly high, they jump as to free fall and there are those who desire speed. Much is spent to seek this out and usually at a high price. A price for an exhilarating, yet fleeting, temporary – moment.
I personally do not do adrenaline, nope, not me. But I have boarded a wild ride and this one causes my hands to be thrown in the air, with shouts of joy. It does not require a ticket or weeks of planning. BUT it does cost me something – all of me. There is an option to get off – but I won’t. I settle in and hold on! It offers excitement where not expected. Views I would not normally see. Experiences only this ride can give.
One of my favorite verses in all the Bible, “You thrill me, LORD, with all You have done for me! I sing for joy because of what You have done” Psalm 92:4 (NLT).
God is my wild ride.
“You thrill me, LORD…” conveys results of the past. The present. It also is a request for MORE! When was the last time we got excited about God and knowing Him?
Peter writes “May grace and peace be lavished on you as you grow in the rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!” (2 Peter 1:2, NET)
Peter isn’t talking about head knowledge. The word in the Greek points us to personal investment – involvement, experiencing God firsthand. See the process Peter lays out? Grace and peace will be attached (lavished on you) “as you grow in the rich knowledge of God…” We are not bystanders, or observers. We are participants. Participating and wanting – more. Growing in personal rich knowledge of Him.
Will it always be peachy? No. Life alone can be a roller coaster ride with the ups and downs and hairpin turns. The un-expectancy of it all. But, if you long for something out of the ordinary, go for the extraordinary – ride with God Almighty. Now THAT is the wildest ride of your life. Wanting more? Invest yourself. Read His word. Pray. Praise. James wrote, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (4:8a).
“You thrill me, LORD!”
Note: “LORD” is not me yelling (although worthy of loud declaration). In the original Hebrew text, it is YHWH, (the vowels added later). YHWH is referred to as the “Tetragrammaton” (Greek for the 4 letters) this is indicated in many translations of the Bible when we see LORD (all caps) distinguishing it as the covenantal name, Yahweh.
Thrill on LORD, thrill on.
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds” – Hebrews 10:24).