Christ in me is like . . .

I woke up this morning thinking about how I would tell someone what it’s like to have the risen Jesus Christ freely living in me. Here goes:

  • Like a hand puppet, the more I let Jesus take control of me from within, the more animated and free I become.
  • As a concept, Christ in me is interesting, but as an ongoing, daily experience, it’s infinitely powerful and life-changing.
  • The living Jesus is like a sparkler in my heart, radiating never ending sparks of inspiration.
  • Christ in me isn’t passive. The living Jesus makes me continually aware that there is someone besides me living inside of me.
  • Surrendering to the continual embrace of Jesus is like a comforting, healing hug that never ends.
  • A religious teaching or program could never give me peace, but surrender to the risen Jesus releases peace that never ends.
  • Christ in me is a flowing fountain sending streams of glory in every direction (if I don’t shut Him down).
  • Like a spring in the desert, the living Jesus irrigates my heart and turns my desert into His garden.
  • The living Jesus creates an aliveness in me that shapes me and guides me in ways and to places that I wouldn’t choose to go.
  • Christ in me continually prompts me to move out of my comfort zone and into His discipleship zone.
  • The risen Jesus is the immovable Rock that keeps me stable and secure during all the turbulence that happens in my heart.
  • All humans eventually collapse like an empty space suit falling of its hook, unless we let the risen Jesus suit up and live in us.
  • Jesus said that He would teach His disciples and that they would hear His voice. He speaks to and teaches me everyday.
  • The risen Jesus shines His light so brilliantly inside me that I’m captivated by His glory and healed from desiring darkness.
  • Christ in me isn’t about imposing my will on other people, but about allowing Him to do His will in and thru me.
  • The living Jesus continually unleashes inner fire hoses of hope that keep discouragement from burning down my faith.
  • When I focus on the living Jesus as I read the Bible, He makes the words jump off the page and dance in my heart.
  • The more I give Jesus permission to live in and thru me, the more like Him I become.
  • It’s an incredible thing to realize that Jesus rose so that He can continue His life in me (and His other disciples) and to experience that reality through out each day.

Christianity: If it ain’t happening inside you, there’s a strong chance it ain’t happening to you.

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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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1 Response to Christ in me is like . . .

  1. Jon says:

    Steve, your puppet reminded me of something my dad told me long ago about going to Sunday school as a young boy and happily singing about Gladly, the cross-eyed bear. Thanks for a great post!

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