Infrastructure challenge

Examine your own inner infrastructure. Are your thoughts, desires, and emotions strengthening you or weakening you? Healthy, inner infrastructure is the backbone of personal growth.

The biggest infrastructure challenge is to build and maintain healthy infrastructure in our thinking, desires, and emotions. To try to live life without building effective, mental and emotional infrastructure internally, is to stay bogged down.

When life is tough, it exposes how well you’ve built and maintained your inner infrastructure. Every thought you think, every action you take, and every emotion you embrace, either strengthens or weakens your inner infrastructure. When we allow our mental and emotional infrastructure to crumble, we fall apart.

If you don’t invest your time and effort in building godly infrastructure within you, it’s going to cost you in the future. Without godly, inner infrastructure, human hearts are an untamed wilderness.

Build highways
In your heart
For the Lord.
Make them straight
So that He can
Freely move about,
Delivering the fruit
Of His Spirit,
Wherever it's needed
Within you.

Clear trails,
Build infrastructure
In the wilderness
Of your heart,
So that Jesus
Can walk and talk with you.

Too much human organization quenches the Spirit. The kingdom of God must be built within our heart, not externally from us.

Christians, without inner infrastructure, depend on outward organizations, meetings, events, rules, traditions, and rituals. If you daily read the Bible with a open, humble heart, God will build His infrastructure within you.

Christ-in-you Christianity is much more powerful than you-in-church Christianity. Make room for the living Jesus and His inner infrastructure.

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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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