Quick thoughts for strength and power

If you win with a guilty conscience, deep down, you know you really lost.

Pride isn’t strength. It’s a bluff to cover-up weakness. True strength often comes in disguises: kindness, compassion, tears, forgiveness, vulnerabliity, humility, and openness.

Strong people aren’t dependent on other people’s approval or respect.

Kindness in the face of hostility requires faith and love. Retaliation only requires anger and offense.

Rude people need love. Retaliation just makes them ruder and ruder. The Bible says that we “must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone.” 2 Timothy 2:24

Only the weak can thrive with God. The strong think they don’t need Him.

To live with your heart shut down is to miss out on life’s most amazing experiences. To keep an kind, open heart in a cruel, uncivil world requires much courage.

The greatest strength is surrender to God. (“Christ in you, the hope of glory.”)

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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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