You’ve got ’em (thoughts from God)

Thoughts from God aren’t hidden from you. When you don’t notice them, it’s because you’re hiding from them. If you begin to notice and focus on thoughts from God, you’ll begin to experience amazing new perspectives on life. Thoughts from God, when pondered with a tender, open heart, bear loud witness to His reality!

Humans aren’t deaf to thoughts from God, but we do tend to use selective hearing to avoid them. If you don’t want to notice thoughts from God, they’ll pass through your mind unnoticed.

God is trying to teach us by dropping thoughts into our mind, giving us flashes of inspiration, and awakening our conscience. Thoughts from God are often called “conscience” because they direct us toward good and away from bad. Will we respond to or reject God’s efforts to guide us?

Our culture believes the lie that says that people who are skeptical about God are smarter than those who believe in Him. Because pride sees thoughts from God as hindering its plans and freedom, it overlooks them. When we are living in disobedience to God, thoughts from Him are seen as unwelcome intruders. When we’re unwilling to obey God, thoughts from Him are an inconvenience.

Every human experiences thoughts from God. A prophet notices, ponders, obeys, and proclaims them. Church is a vaccine too many Christians blindly accept without question–taking sermons as truth while ignoring thoughts from God.

To admit that a thought that comes to you is from God, makes you responsible for how you respond to it. It’s easier to deny it. Many people seek noise, distraction, and activity because they help them ignore thoughts from God.

Unbelief causes people to deny or ignore the thoughts that come to their mind directly from God. People who ignore thoughts from God often think that people who focus on thoughts from God are crazy.

Thoughts from God don’t contradict what He has revealed in the Bible. However, theology, thoughts about God, should never be used as an excuse to ignore thoughts that come directly from God to your mind.

If churches trained people to notice and obey thoughts from God, Christians wouldn’t be dependent on Sunday sermons anymore. Most Christians seem to trust sermons by mere men, more than they trust the thoughts that God directly sends to their mind.

Having a strong desire to do something doesn’t make it morally right. That’s one reason we need to pay attention to thoughts from God. To claim to be a Christian without having the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) flowing thru you is to be a branch cut off of the vine.

Secondary Christianity sees obeying Jesus as a low priority. Biblical Christianity’s focus is continually on obeying Jesus. If you don’t realize that Christ is in you, there’s a good chance He isn’t. When God deposits His thoughts in your mind, don’t ignore them.

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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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