My high card is never high enough

If you don’t always
Draw an Ace,
The card of a perfect life,
You need God’s mercy.

All humans
Fall short
Of what
We’re supposed
To be,
That’s why
We need
God’s mercy.

Let the Ace of Hearts
Red like the blood of Jesus,
Remind you
You’re on His heart.

Just because I’m unaware
Doesn’t mean that
Sin isn’t somewhere
Hiding in my heart.

I need to be continually
Changed from within
Or else my behavior
Will descend.

All human boasting
Is vanity.
We have and are
Is a gift
We didn’t earn.

I don’t have to feel guilt to be guilty. Silencing my conscience doesn’t make my thoughts, words, and behaviors right. Until I deeply feel my own unworthiness, I can’t appreciate the grace of God.

It’s easy to tell who’s wrong in any argument–everybody involved. No one is 100% right. Lord, show me where I’m wrong.

Low morale will corral your life in mediocracy. Hopefulness will set you free. Without ongoing emotional dependence on the living Jesus, we become personally detached from His reality and settle for formalism.

Detached Christianity is a formalism that lacks ongoing, emotional engagement with the living Jesus. It’s satisfied if people have a onetime experience with Him. Detached Christianity relies on rules, coercion, and education, instead of on the indwelling Christ.

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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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