When Christ is living in you, faith becomes a close and ongoing relationship between you and the interactive Jesus. The interactive Jesus speaks your language. You don’t need a religious interpreter between you and Him. Jesus can be alive and powerful in your life, but to get beyond passive religion, you need to begin to daily interact with Him.
When you connect with the interactive Jesus, your heart begins to flow with His presence and you find yourself loving everybody. Church follows the same pattern every week, but the interactive Jesus continually surprises people with life-changing power.
People want and need personal connection with others. The ultimate fulfillment of that is full surrender to the interactive Jesus. Friendship with the living Jesus is far more than religious sentiment. It is heart-to-heart connection and continual interaction with Him. Staying daily engaged with the interactive Jesus is radically different than hearing a weekly lecture about His attributes.
Following the interactive Jesus involves “call and response.” He prompts and you listen and respond in obedience. He always looks for your response to His voice and His actions. Ignoring His presence quenches His Spirit. Religious tradition has trained people to be unresponsive to the presence and voice of the interactive Jesus.
To isolate from the interactive Jesus is to insulate yourself His presence and power. The interactive Jesus can untangle your heart & heal your hurts. He wants you to cooperate with His total takeover of your life from the inside out and let Him be your Lord! All Christians are called to be inhabited and directed by the interactive Jesus.
The interactive Jesus is speaking. “My sheep hear My voice.” Are you listening? I find a relationship with the interactive Jesus to be the most absorbing, addicting, and amazing thing on earth!
Early Christianity gradually began to replace the interactive Jesus with the formalized Jesus. Search for: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.