To be driven & dominated by desire is to abandon freedom.

Coping-skills
Help you survive.
Hoping-skills
Help you thrive.
Keep hope alive.

Follow the best part
Of your heart,
Your conscience,
Not your desires.

Decide
Against pride.
Set ego aside
And let Jesus
Be your inside
Guide.

True worship is
Unrehearsed,
Always seeking
God’s kingdom first.

Both history and today’s news show that humanity is messed up and needs more than therapy and drugs to fix us. When Jesus’ power and presence fill a human heart, an inner fire is ignited and inflames us.

Christians should be experiencing the glory of God’s kingdom, not obligatory religious boredom. Anytime you see boredom, you can be sure that the people present aren’t focused on the risen Jesus Christ.

Human opinions about God, apart from the confirmation of the Bible, can easily be misleading and deceptive. To think you understand God better than the Bible writers did is arrogance. Sunday lectures and religious conjecture lack the power of a daily, ongoing experience with the living Jesus.

If you don’t hear the invisible preacher (the living Jesus) hearing a visible preacher does little good. Jesus, the living King of hearts, will be the Sovereign Lord of your heart and life, if you will live in continual surrender to Him.

God’s power is released when people sense and obey His inner promptings. Try it and see! There’s an invisible preacher who preaches in the heart. Hear Him! His name is Jesus. Until the living Jesus becomes the ruling authority in your daily life, you’re not His disciple.

People come in various colors, but we’re all equally human. We’re built to follow our conscience so that it can steer us clear from guilt.

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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