Let life drive you to think. Your mind doesn’t belong in a parking garage.

If you don’t
Verify,
It’s easy
To believe
A lie and
Be deceived.

Certainty
Without proof
Remains aloof
From truth.

Truth isn’t your birthright.
It must be sought,
Not inherited
From your culture.

Before you declare
An assumption,
Make sure that it’s not
Mere presumption.

Before you believe somebody, examine their character, their motives, and their claims. If they don’t align with truth and love, run. You prove that love is real, not by words or arguments, but by demonstrating it in how you live.

The proof of beauty is in its perception, not in logic. There’s no scientific proof for love, yet almost everyone believes in it, because it is proven in other ways.

A lack of proof doesn’t disprove anything, but it should at least make you question it. Some people try to hide truth behind a show, but if you watch carefully, they eventually show who they are.

Members of the human race find it easy to follow their opinions, feelings, and desires, but difficult to follow their conscience. We’re easily deceived. Mistakes are proof that you’re not always right.

Let life drive you to think. Your mind doesn’t belong in a parking garage. The next time you have a harmful emotion or desire, find the thought process that is triggering it and begin to detach from it.

The thing we humans trust in the most is invisible and beyond scientific proof–our own consciousness.

Pride makes a disagreeable proof hard to admit. Don’t mock people who are sincerely seeking truth.

People who skip out on truth are never able to skip along with innocent joy. A snicker weaponizes laughter and robs it of true joy.

To believe
Without proof
Can blow the roof
Off of truth.

A culture clone,
Although surrounded
By copy cat people,
Will still feel alone.

Be careful who you believe. Jesus said: “Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” Deception isn’t rare!

The living Jesus leaves fingerprints in human hearts. The more I listen to and obey Jesus, the more He proves Himself to me. History (and the present day) is full of people with miraculous testimonies about how the living Jesus has worked in their life.

Sermonitis, like arthritis, can cause Christians to become immobilized. Jesus said, “Take up your bed and walk.” He didn’t say, “Take a seat and listen.” If you want people to believe in Jesus, help them experience Him. 

I’ve always found the idea that nothing plus time produced everything, to be irrational. It makes no sense to me.

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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 Let life drive you to think. Your mind doesn’t belong in a parking garage.

  1. Sonny says:

    Amen! Inspect what you expect

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