The best way to receive love

The best way to receive love is to cultivate and nurture love in your own heart. Kind and loving people are the easiest to love.

To avoid being fake, we have to be real. Authenticity requires the courage to be vulnerable.

To be creative is to courageously make yourself vulnerable. There will always be people who express disapproval of your ideas.

A person is a vulnerable and immaterial being. As much as the body can be hurt, the spirit can be wounded even more.

All human beings are fragile. We’ve just been trained to hide it and to pretend that we aren’t.

Most people have some tenderness (a soft place) in their heart, but sometimes it’s really hard to find it. To truly listen to people and hear what they are saying, from their perspective, takes much more courage than ignoring what they say

When people open their heart to people they’d rather not, they discover a surprise connection, they never knew was there. When honestly sharing your heart is more important to you than the responses you get from sharing it, you’ll be free.

Without trust, vulnerability, and faithfulness, relationships are shallow and easily shattered. It takes courage to abandon life’s masquerade and become a parade of humility, truth, and vulnerability.

I prefer truth over my own opinions, but often it’s hard to know the difference. That’s why I need to be vulnerable.

I write books that challenge people to be vulnerable. Here are a few.

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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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