In pursuit of the living Jesus . . .

To pursue Jesus, you have to look in your heart. That’s where He wants to meet you. Type the name J-E-S-U-S into the search engine of your heart and press enter.

Experiencing Jesus as present and living, is much more powerful than thinking of Him as distant and long ago. He gestures with the wind and communicates thru your conscience. Spiritual growth requires the willingness to see truth that changes your perspective.

The more I pursue the living Jesus, the more I want to know and obey Him better. I’ve discovered that if I let the living Jesus straighten out the question marks in my life, He will turn them into exclamation points!!! I love to let the presence of the living Jesus seep into the deepest parts of my heart and then steep my soul in Him.

The Bible teaches us to pursue obedience to Jesus as our first priority and to learn to flow daily in His will. See Matthew 6:33. When it’s in your heart is to pursue the living Jesus, Bible reading becomes a great pleasure.

If we say we are Christians, but act contrary to the fruit of the Spirit, our behavior isn’t coming from God. Fruit inspectors will not be easily deceived.

Guilt motivates us to hide the truth. God’s forgiveness empowers us to be honest!

3 places to meet the living Jesus
The living Jesus in church:
https://amzn.to/3mT3F22. 
The living Jesus in racial healing: 
https://amzn.to/37JRVIA. 
The living Jesus in joy: 
https://amzn.to/36O4WBS.

Advent of the living Jesus? Christ’s advent in the world, only happened one time, about 2,000 years ago. However, His advent in many people’s heart hasn’t yet happened. When there’s a genuine Christ-advent in a person’s heart, that person’s life is changed from within & the fruit of the Spirit begins to regularly flow from that individual.

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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