Jesus makes me pensive

When the Christian is ready to obey Christ, thoughts about the pastor will disappear, and focus will be on the living Jesus. Wow! The intoxication of astonishment is the best way to get high.

The living Jesus is knowable. Knowing and following Him daily is thrilling and glorious. When I contemplate and ponder, I begin to be filled with His astonishment and wonder. Life is mystical and amazing!

My my ongoing, inner experiences of the living Jesus (that match the experiences of millions of other people) show me that He’s real! An astonished heart celebrates daily life. Let the living Jesus fill you with astonishment.

Those who are never pensive stay stuck in their own feelings, desires, and opinions. True joy comes from pensive gratitude, not hyped-up pleasure. I love to be pensive — to leisurely fish in my stream of consciousness for encouraging, wise, and God-inspired thoughts.

The kingdom (government) of God produces the fruit of the Spirit, not the works of the flesh. Church, without the active presence of the living Jesus, is just a meeting conducted by the works of the flesh.

The living Jesus will cleanse and forgive you of everything that you wish you’d never done. Simply ask Him.

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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