The inner calm of transfiguration

The transfiguration of Christ
Isn’t theology to figure out
But a calling to live out.
We can learn to be still
And listen to Jesus,
Ignoring our own impulsive and
Self-motivated marching orders
That satisfy our desire
To build monuments.
Then Christ’s inner presence
Can release a movement
Of living water
That continually flows
And ever-grows
Within and around us!
Instead, church has listened to
And built like Peter,
(Even building three chapels
On Mt. Tabor
Where it is believed that
Jesus’ transfiguration occurred.)
It’s time to learn
To listen to and follow
The inner promptings
Of the Son of God
As we relish the words
Of the law and the prophets
And the holy writings
Of the first Christians
Until we’re transfigured
From within
And our faces shine
With the light of the Son.

Jesus offers inner rivers
Of flowing water,
Not stale puddles
Muddied by routine.

For the calm of your life
Let Jesus’ pure
And peaceful stillness
Undisturbed by desires
Replace your inner storm
With calm contentment.

Life is not designed
To be dominated,
Driven and defined
By desire.

Instead, be still and go
With God’s gentle
Inner flow,
Then you will know
And grow
With Jesus.

Dear Jesus,
Transform me!

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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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