Invisible rivers flow in the heart, visible ones in the eyes

Jesus promised His followers rivers of living water flowing from within them, not watered down ideas from outside them. Religious words without spiritual renewal have little effect. However, when invisible, inner rivers of God’s love, flow thru my heart, visible rivers often flow from my eyes.

The living Jesus is the “Go-To Guy.” “Come unto Me all you who are weary and burdened.” When the risen Jesus is your fuel, His light in your heart, will always burn brightly. (The splendor of Christ clears my heart of the squalor of self-focus.)

Fuel your faith with the living Jesus, not just with theological ideas and religious meetings. To expect listening to someone’s words to keep you going spiritually is like expecting a lecture to power your car.

The risen Jesus is eternal. If you let Him be continually active inside you, you never have to refuel your spiritual gas tank.

If we aren’t fueled with a passion for honesty and truth, we can easily be fooled by our own opinions and desires. When you’re in the middle of nowhere and your fuel gage is on empty, don’t run out of gas; fill up with Jesus! When your fuel runs dry and you feel like a fossil, don’t give up. Put His power in your tank.

The physical world will pass away. True reality is spiritual. Be realistic; be a mystic. Stagnant spirituality should be stirred up by the Holy Spirit. Perhaps you need a personal Pentecost. (Read Acts chapter two.)

Too many Christians want Jesus in the future (Heaven), but prefer limited interaction with Him here and now. A typical church service allows no room for the interventive Jesus to disrupt the present moment.

A falsified life requires so much memory and effort, that it can’t be simply enjoyed. Search for: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.

Invisible rivers are real, too!

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 @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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