Need a life reboot?

When you’re continually bombarded by destructive words and images, refuse to be swept up in their raging current! Toxic people use toxic words. Hopeful people use hopeful words.

When there is a system error in your heart, don’t shift into denial and ignore it. Reboot. Like a rudder, the words you frequently think, say, read, and hear, will steer your life in their direction. Choose well. If you continually use and consume hurtful words, you’ll experience and spread lots of pain.

Wrathful words wound and whack like swords and switchblades. Wisdom withholds them.

Some words and some thoughts are not “acceptable” to God. Think and say Psalm 19:14 words.

When your heart is stashed in cloud storage, you can’t hear God speak, even when He’s really loud.

Too many people let the blights of their past take enormous bites out of their present delights. Try not to do that.

When your life needs technical support let Christ be your IT guy — Internal Transformation. If you’re stuck in a brainstem loop, don’t stay loopy. Give a hoot and reboot!

If hope is out of sight, don’t despair; open your heart to God’s insights. (Go ahead and take a look in His Book!) Without the ongoing light of God’s insights, our conscience can easily be smothered by blight.

Invisible things matter — air to the body, love to the soul. Let people see some invisibility by showing love today! Say what? Say what heals, encourages, and builds people up. Say, write, and post that.

Sometimes compassionate listening and loving conversation are more powerful than a sermon! Rather than giving religious lectures on the living water of the Holy Spirit, perhaps church could let people splash around in it. Instead, after singing praises to God, church then focuses everybody’s attention back on a man. Christianity should be about supernatural living, not just about sermon-hearing.

Sometimes taboo is a good thing. Mass shootings show that when evil is no longer taboo, there’s no limit to the harm a person can do. Maybe we should reboot our lives to God’s moral standards!


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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