Sync perception with the One who sees clearly

An emotionally involved eye sees events differently than a mere passerby. Much God-given insight passes thru our mind and intuition unnoticed. Truth is found beyond our identity, our opinions, our feelings, our race, our nation.

Nothing that humans say is completely true. We’re all deceived to some degree. Valuing your opinion more than facts is called deception. 

Pride quickly rejects uncomfortable truth. Humility fact checks it before deciding its veracity.

Lies are out of sync with reality. Liars need to return to the real world.

Dishonesty covers-up and spins facts to try to make lies sound like truth. To crowd source your thinking and loop with one political group, is a good way to be deceived. People with a weak argument resort to accusations, distortions, and insults.

My perception is so limited and fragile that I feel a continual need to rely on Jesus. Christ in me calls me to be honest, even when I don’t want to be.

The One I rally around is the living, resurrected Jesus Christ! He has no need for human political power. You can’t hear the living Jesus if you wont listen to His voice. The main reason people don’t hear Jesus speaking to them is that they don’t want to. There’s a good reason for that. If you listen to the living Jesus He may say things you don’t want (but need) to hear.

Christian lingo has little power if your lifestyle’s out of sync with the risen Jesus. The call of Christianity is to continually synchronize with the living Jesus. When Christ-followers are in step with Jesus, they’ll be in sync with each other.

Christianity without love is counterfeit. Christians are called to love people, not to insult, accuse, & abuse them. Christians behaving badly, misrepresent Christ and cause people to reject the faith.

Disobedience to God is self-deception, the belief that our way is better than His way. Rebellion against God leads to dangerous falls, but surrender to the living Jesus will lift you like an inner geyser.

If you admit the truth, your conscience tries to hold you to it. That’s why denial’s in style. What matters isn’t if people agree with you, but how closely your opinions align with reality.

How we perceive a situation and how it actually is, frequently don’t match. To relieve our pain we sometimes deceive ourselves about what we perceive.

Perception is just a mental picture we take of something. It’s not the actual thing. Imagination that isn’t based on honest observation can lead to false accusation. Our opinion is a little water in our hand, yet truth involves oceans.

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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