Thrill seekers, they go, they do. They do again. Just for the sake of experiencing something out of the ordinary. They fly high. Jump as to free fall. There are those who desire speed. Much is spent to seek this out and usually at a high price, which is only for a fleeting, temporary, high adrenaline – moment.
Life alone can be like a roller coaster ride. The ups and downs and hairpin turns. The un-expectancy of it all. No one needs to throw me out of a plane! I have, however, been on a wild ride. It doesn’t require a ticket or weeks of planning. BUT it does cost something. Me. All of me. This journey with God is a dandy. It offers excitement where not expected. Views I would not normally see and experiences only He can give.
One of my favorite bible verses is found in Psalm 92:4 “You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what You have done” (NLT). “You thrill me, LORD” pause and think on this for a moment, even say it out loud! It is the result of the past, the present and a request for more. When was the last time we got excited about God and knowing Him?
Peter writes “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Peter 1:2, NIV). This knowledge, this knowing Jesus is not only to recognize Him, as if to point and declare. This goes beyond what is more commonly (biblically) rendered knowing as to see, to discern. Peter is stating we find favor and experience peace when we become fully acquainted with Him. He exhorts us to heart knowledge. To literally experience Jesus.
This generation seems to think that just because they have seen it done (Thank you YouTube) or read about it or talked about it or know someone who has, they too have experienced it. There is a big difference between watching, reading, and talking about flying a B52 Bomber Jet and actually crawling up into the cockpit and strap yourself in and pilot it.
How are we with our knowing Jesus? Are we still just talking and reading about Him? Or watching others enjoy Him? I for one, want Jesus to go beyond my head and captivate my heart!
Join me. YOU seek Him. YOU strap yourself in for the ride of your life!
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” – Let Him THRILL you!
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds” – Hebrews 10:24).
*The picture of the lil guy above, I have no clue who he is or who took it. He has challenged me for years. He is thrilled.