Heart experience or religion of the mind?

To believe in Jesus involves more than having your mind persuaded by reason. It’s to have your heart convinced by His presence. If your heart catches sight of the living Jesus as He stands before the eyes of your spirit, you’ll never be the same.

The living Jesus is the world’s bright heart-light. Opening yourself to His ongoing presence will dispel the dark night within you.

Jesus will help you according to your willingness to be helped. If you will dare to humbly look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of faith will engrave His face on your heart.

When we try to use human logic to communicate Christianity, we twist it from a heart experience to a religion of the mind. Natural knowledge can’t explain how the invisible Jesus can grasp a heart and revolutionize a person’s life from the inside out.

Jesus didn’t come to step on your toes or to be analyzed by your mind. He came to connect with and renew your heart. Pride laminates the human heart with a hardness that keeps it from connecting with God.

In a moment a revolution happened inside me. The invisible Jesus turned over my tables and tossed out my tormentors. Jesus makes me aware of His living and working within me as if I saw and heard Him with my physical eyes and ears.

The Bible says the message of the cross is foolishness to nonbelievers–power to believers. Apologetics can’t explain it.

Christianity isn’t demonstrated by logic and reasoning. It’s demonstrated when God’s love is put into ongoing action. The working of the eye has been explained by science but the vision of the heart that beholds Jesus will always baffle the brain.

When the love of God is being poured into your heart, it overflows to everybody you meet. See Romans 5:5.

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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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