Christianity is light, not lecture

When there’s light, you see. You don’t need someone to describe everything to you. True Christianity is light, not lecture. Over analysis has filled contemporary Christianity with spiritual paralysis. To ponder and try to figure God out pales in comparison to personally experiencing God in wonder and awe! When I open my heart to Christ, He turns on delight in my life!

Christianity’s not about how much you know, but about how freely you flow with the Spirit’s wind within. Christ is too often overthought and under experienced. Maybe instead of trying to teach Christians what to think, it would be more effective to train them to flow with the Holy Spirit.

Here’s a definition: A sermon is a church talk that has been overthought and underfelt. To let the brain work without the flowing of the heart, is like running an engine with no oil. Some people overthink God; some ignore Him, but it’s more effective to take some time to get to know God. Sometimes overthinking God creates theology that’s not there.

God doesn’t want you to be His strategist. He wants you to be a Spirit-led catalyst, a living example of His presence in your life. Preacher’s thoughts, neatly packaged, are soon forgotten, but one thought from God that burns in your heart is remembered forever.

The kingdom of God will have no meaning to you if you are unwilling to be an obedient subject to His will. Gladness and glee should not be rare human experiences, but daily delights as we appreciate God’s gifts to us! The Bible says God is changing Christians “from glory to glory.” What level of glory are you on? The natural world is so amazingly glorious that it could have never existed without supernatural help.

Break a toxic thought and no longer be distraught. Like a cowboy on a wild horse, you can break a bucking thought and make it obey you. Just don’t let it throw you.



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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