Creating a healthy mental atmosphere within

There are thoughts that will infect your psyche with abusive pain. Quarantine them. Force them out and forbid future entry! Too many people allow people who don’t know what they’ve talking about, to tell them what to think.

Some thoughts are like viruses — destructive, anxiety-infusing, pain-inflicting, contagious. Frequently wash your mind of them.

The thoughts and pictures that you allow to stream inside you, gradually mold your desires and behaviors into their likeness.

All people have both helpful and harmful things inside them that they are unaware of. Few are curious enough to explore their own heart and mind.

Your future isn’t a blank sheet; much of it’s been shaped by what you’ve done, thought, said, and believed in the past and present.

To close your heart to people is to commit yourself to misunderstanding them. Heart-change is more difficult than behavior-change and often requires supernatural help.

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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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