Search engine of the heart

Many moderns build their life on the myth of selective reality. Life goes better when you play your cards from the fact deck.

There are many ways to see the same situation and a lot of them are wrong. Seek truth and reality!

Guilt and shame aren’t just psychological concepts. They’re the reality of knowing what is right, but doing what is wrong.

Be careful what you type in the search engine of your heart. You’ll probably find it!

When wrong looks fun; it’s a fishing lure or a baited mouse trap. Try not to be tricked by it! You can try to fake it, but you can’t make doing wrong feel right.

Uncertainty looks for more evidence. Denial ignores the self-evident evidence. Even if you’re in denial and want to freestyle, the facts are on file somewhere in the back of your brain.

To live in denial is to die to truth. When truth and denial are entwined, they’re very hard to unwind! Denial says, “I’m an innocent victim.” Truth says, “I brought some of this on myself with unwise choices.”

Don’t just deny destructive feelings. Defeat them, overcome them, and drive them away; through Christ. You can’t learn from (or overcome) the mistakes and sins that you’re denying. When your mind inclines toward evil and your heart starts to follow; stop them in their tracks!

The mind runs much better on wisdom than it does on dumb stuff! What are you feeding yours?

An anesthetized mind has trouble dealing with reality. Refuse to hang a negative frame of mind in your soul. When you let your mind run off the road, your life rides it into the rough.

Manipulate your thoughts and feelings. Mold them into hope, beauty, and inspiration! People with an uncontrolled mind are unkind to themselves and to others.

Quiet the mind and hear God speak. Crowd the mind and you’re on your own. Mindfulness is neutral. Choose wisely what you let your mind be full of!

Looking at the world through a foggy soul, blurs your vision. It’s okay to make a mind map of your own thought processes, but it’s much better to make your mind follow God’s map!

Hopelessness is the denial of reality! Possibilities persist as long as life is present! Let Jesus mend your mixed up mind and hurting heart and restore them to peace and joy!

Denial is a popular form of hypocrisy, pretending things are fine when they aren’t. If you lie awake (if you’re dishonest when you’re not sleeping) you’ll struggle to sleep in peace. The best way to avoid denial is to stop stalling about coming clean.

Let Jesus put together the scrambled pieces of your heart with His peace.

I go through the day streaming Jesus. No headphones needed cause He flows from the inside! Jesus wants to be a fountain of love flowing from your heart. Let Him.

If your Christian life is dependent on anything other than the risen Jesus and His word, you’re on life support.

People who deny that Jesus took our place on the Cross, tend to play down the seriousness of sin. Unforgiven sin is a heavy load. Confess it to God and get set free.

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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