The Bible Jesus
Speaks thru more
Than “read letters.”
Can be heard
In your heart.
Of God’s word,
That’s been heard
In a human heart,
Is called conscience.
Everybody’s inner thought-flow contains words from God, but they mostly slip by unnoticed, like fish in a muddy river. Sermon-hearing can make people think they’ve been told all they need to know and thus distract them from personally hearing from God.
The body of Christ meets whenever two or more Jesus-disciples interact with each other as they are led by the risen Jesus. The body of Christ needs no special time or place to meet. Jesus can call two or more of His disciples together any time or place.
Jesus-disciples follows the living Jesus, not their own feelings, opinions, or desire. Jesus-disciples are a case for Christ. The risen Jesus lives inside of them and continually directs them. I seek to be His disciple.
Jesus-disciples aren’t self-sufficient. They’re dependent on the presence and power of the living Jesus. As long as Jesus-disciples are divided into different clicks or “tribes,” we’re in violation of Jesus’ prayer for unity.
When Jesus-disciples recognize the risen Jesus living in each other, they sense an immediate, spiritual kinship. To “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” we must give up anything that’s separating us from His will and dividing us from each other.
If truly received, the free gift of God’s grace changes people from the inside out and produces the fruit of the Spirit in them. Just because you’re not listening, that doesn’t mean that God’s not speaking to you.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” To taste inner peace and see God’s love in action is to be forever changed.