When God gives you a nudge, don’t refuse to budge

To refuse to budge
When God gives a nudge
Is to quench the Spirit.
The Bible says not to do that.

To put your desires
Ahead of the Spirit’s leading
Is stomping
God’s prompting.

Inclination and impulse
Can be godly or ungodly.
It’s important to
Know the difference.

Christians are called to follow the risen Son of Man, not the plans of man. Spontaneously following the inner promtings of the living Jesus makes life a continuous adventure.

Christianity is allowing God’s unexpected to happen and experiencing Christ in fresh ways. It’s not arranging everything beforehand. If you frequently know what the preacher is going to say next, you need to graduate yourself and begin to apply what you know.

Jesus-prompted spontaneity releases encouragement, joy, and inspiration. To follow the inner promptings of the living Jesus is discipleship in action! Christ-followers follow Jesus even when He leads where they don’t want to go.

When Christianity is Spirit-led and spontaneous it flourishes. When it is legalistic and dutiful it dies out. Churches should be training Christians to uninhibitedly follow and obey the living Jesus. Christianity is supposed to be a movement led by the living Jesus, not a religious monument for a dead Jesus.

Christianity has been bridled to human plans, programs and opinions for far too long. We need the freedom to follow the living Jesus. When the promptings of the living Jesus are shut down in church, we’re left to rely on human leadership.

Following the impulses of your desires, emotions, and opinions, leads to a different outcome than following the promptings of Jesus.

Spontaneously expressing the inner promptings of the living Jesus, demonstrates His reality to those around you. Spontaneity seizes sudden opportunities to do good. Be spontaneous!

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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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