The ultimate escape experience

To embrace
Wrongful desires
Is to lay down
The resistance
It requires
To escape them.

No matter what you escape in your circumstances, if you’re still in bondage to your mind, feelings, and desires, you’re not free. When anxiety feels like a life sentence, remember that one uplifting sentence if allowed to penetrate your heart can set you free.

As humans, we need to escape self-focus, not to enable it. We have a greater need to escape from self than to escape to self. The more I flee from self-focus, the freer and happier I am.

To escape from tormenting thoughts, consistently read, repeat, memorize, and saturate yourself with hope-filled thoughts.

Conformity to what’s cool isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. It quickly becomes a cage, a cell that crushes inner freedom.

Jesus is the ultimate escape experience. Through Him we can escape the bondage of our own thoughts, opinions, feelings, and desires.

Self-focus isn’t an escape game. It’s a real escape room that holds us in bondage until we embrace Christ’s escape experience. Self is a prison. We can love our prison or leave it to follow Jesus. “Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves . . .”

To “prepare the way of the Lord,” we need to get self out of the way. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Jesus is the way–the escape route thru the rough realities of life, who’ll lead those who follow Him, to inner freedom and peace.

I love to relish the radiance of the risen Jesus–to bask in the beauty of His presence! When Jesus draws me into His presence, He becomes my escape artist and fills me with “the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

A Christ-centered human heart functions differently than a self-dominated heart. Get to know the risen Jesus, not with your intellect, but with your heart and life. As long as commitment to Christ is confined to a particular church, we’re tempted to conform to that church’s culture more than to Jesus.

--The Bible’s Escape Experience--
O taste and see.
Partake of the divine nature.
Come unto Me.
Escape from evil desires!
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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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