Miracles happen when people gather around the living Jesus, open their heart to listen to Him, and then humbly share what they hear. Jesus repeatedly said that God’s Spirit is speaking to His people and told them to listen. See Revelation, chapter 1 and 2.
People who listen to and obey the living Jesus live a different lifestyle than those who don’t. “You will know them by their fruit.” Jesus said: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.” Even unbelievers can hear and respond to God if they listen.
Discipleship isn’t a casual float trip with the currents of our culture. It’s an upstream battle as we paddle against the tide.
Listening to a man trying to explain Jesus to a group of people should never replace daily experiencing Jesus yourself. It’s easy to go to church and sit for a service, but it’s vital that we don’t stop short of connecting with the living Jesus. When I humbly read the words written in the Bible, I hear God’s living word speaking loudly in my heart.
Church tends to roll people around on a religious gurney, but the living Jesus heals them and sends them on a Spirit-led journey. The spectator mentality keeps church goers sidelined–merely sitting on the bench and listening to lectures about Christianity. Reading the Bible and following the living Jesus gradually dechurched me and let me see beyond religious institutions.
Jesus’ assembly isn’t a physical building, but a gathering of living stones being built together heart-to-heart by His presence. Christ-followers need to meet together, but not as religious spectators–as active seekers of God’s presence. –Hebrews 10:25.
Intellectual analysis isn’t understanding. To be in awe is the true understanding.
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