Spiritual drought should not be what church is about

A living water drought
Will drown your heart
In doubt
Unless Jesus’ rivers
Are allowed to flow out.

When the songs are sung
And the sermon’s done,
How much do you
Flow with God’s Son?

Anything less than daily hearing and obeying the living Jesus falls short of biblical Christianity. A religion people control is not the faith presented in the Bible.

To pray for God’s will to be done and then to do what you want to do is to contradict your prayer. The kingdom of God begins to happen anyplace where people are surrendering to King Jesus’ direct control.

Christian leaders should prepare the way and create an environment where the living Jesus is free to take control. We have the freedom to disrupt God’s control–to reject His will by follow our feelings and desires instead.

It’s much easier to give a talk about Jesus than it is to surrender a church service to His control. If you (or some other person) is controlling a meeting, the living Jesus isn’t.

Grace doesn’t replace God’s commandments. It restores our relationship with Him so He can do His will by living in and overflowing thru us.

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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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1 Response to Spiritual drought should not be what church is about

  1. Loretta says:

    Thank you for bringing this out! We so need to hear this.

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