Heart-connection makes life better

Moments of heart-connection with another person are marvelous. We all need more! If we would touch hearts as often as we touch screens, what joy we’d know!

Disconnected hearts can be cold and cruel to each other. Connected hearts heal. Heart-connection produces trust. Disconnection causes fear.

The light of love connects hearts. When we close our inner eyes, we can’t see it.

Your inner struggles are common. You’re not the only one. We’re all in the same boat. Self-protection isn’t required for heart-connection. Humility is.

Openness with humility is the starting point for connecting with other people. Without openness and vulnerability, human connection remains superficial. Pretense prevents people from connecting heart-to-heart and causes divisiveness.

There are invisible human connections between all people. It’s fun to find them. If you try to understand people’s hurts, needs and insecurities, you’ll feel compassion. Compassion connects; hate separates.

Let your heart step sincerely into the shoes of someone you dislike. Discover empathy. Humans have more common ground than disagreement, but we’re often too blind to see it. Conversations, where people freely expose their heart, are healing and endearing.

Some people wear a countenance that says, “I’m not connecting!” They’re missing out. When people reject your effort to connect, don’t let it effect your kindness to them. Have a friendly conversation with someone you disagree with and discover who they are.

God made human hearts to connect with kindness, not to alienate through hate. A brief heart-connection with someone (even a political enemy) is rewarding.

Kind, friendly humor builds relationships. Mocking messes them up. Show interest while you listen to people and soon you’ll be inspired by their humanity.

Listening doesn’t happen if you refuse to hear what someone’s saying. If you only listen when you agree, you’ll think you’re always right.

I believe Christianity is humble heart-talk and a Spirit-led lifestyle. (Romans 8:14.) Early Christianity was full of heart connection between believers, not sermons. It all begins with direct and ongoing heart-connection with the living Jesus.

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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