Say goodbye to self-focus & hello to Jesus

The best
Thing
That you
Can do
Is to
Pursue
Jesus
.

When I focus on the living Jesus, happiness fills my peripheral vision. The persistent pursuit of the living Jesus is the discovery of unspeakable joy and peace beyond understanding.

Jesus didn’t give His disciples the keys to a church building, but the keys to the kingdom of God. For an amazing inner life, filled with the fruit of the Spirit, read the Bible daily with an open heart.

To pursue the kingdom of God, I have to dismantle my kingdom. “He (Jesus) must increase; I must decrease.”

Jesus and the early Christians taught “deny yourself” and “humble yourself.” They never taught “find yourself.”

Feelings and desires often lead people into self-destructive pursuits. Wisdom and rationality are much better guides.

You already are yourself. There’s no need to “find yourself.” Happiness comes from forgetting self and pursuing a worthy cause. The best way to create happiness is to get your focus off of yourself. If you haven’t been able to drag yourself into happiness, try forgetting about yourself and let happiness sneak up on you.

Calling a patch of weeds a garden won’t produce a harvest. Reality matters. The disinformation highway distorts reality and makes truth a casualty. Changing what you call something doesn’t change what it is.

Just because you want something, doesn’t make it right. Just because you feel something, doesn’t make it true.

Any agenda humans set for a church service is irrelevant. God’s agenda (kingdom) is what matters!

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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 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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