Self-forgetting is invigorating

A mind set on self is often upset. Self-focus is a ball & chain. To be selfless is to run free.

A pampered “self” is never fully satisfied. Self-forgetting is the key to happiness.

Self-interest is such a tiny & distorted lens to view life through. Sometimes, the best thing to do with self-interest is to leave it behind, because the less you think about yourself, the happier you will be!

Falling in love with yourself is no romance. But when I shift my focus away from my self-complaints, joy falls on me like radiant paints.

The more I know myself, the more I am aware of my great dependence on God’s forgiveness. Self-confidence is shaky ground. Christ-confidence is a solid rock.

You can’t follow self and Christ at the same time. They’re pulling in different directions. The less I focus on me, the more I can focus on Jesus & the people He died for.

Being myself is precarious. Being a new creature in Christ is amazing! No matter how hard you try, your self-identity can never measure up to who you become by surrendering to the risen Jesus.

Put your “self” on Spirit-control. Let the risen Jesus cruse through you.

Repent means: “Breakup with yourself & make up with God.” When you have little confidence in yourself you can have great confidence in Christ.

Self-acceptance without God’s cleansing forgiveness is to sell yourself short. The Bible has an amazing ability to correct limited self-perception. Read it and see!

Read the Bible.
Let the Gospel
Make your heart full.
Yield to God’s pull.

Jesus is alive. The Bible is a handbook on how to open your life to Him.

Ongoing joy is a wonderful thing to have. The risen Jesus makes it possible!S

Jesus doesn’t call us to define love to people. He calls us to demonstrate love for people! How can we love others better? If we try to define love, we’ll disagree. If we show kindness to one another, our hearts will connect in love.

A key to spiritual leadership: Stay out of God’s way so He can work.

Perhaps the best organizer for meetings in the body of Christ is not a human leader but the risen Jesus.

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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We 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 called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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