The mental wealth of inner health

True mental wealth
Isn’t information that
The mind has memorized,
But a mindset
Overflowing with inner peace.

Too much analysis can deconstruct awe and wonder and make you feel like your life’s just a blunder. Spiritual blindness may be humanity’s biggest problem. The ordinary-izing of the wonders of everyday life hardens our heart to the spectacular world that we live in and to the actions of God that occur both within us and around us, until God sightings become extremely rare.

Breathing the air of arrogance can seem aromatic, but it’s very toxic. Instead of deconstructing the Bible with my analysis, I read the Bible to deconstruct my pride. When my mind and heart are being bombarded by tormenting belligerence, I shelter with the risen Jesus.

God’s touch on a human heart is as tangible as a gentle touch on the skin. Religion without personally experiencing God is like a baby’s pacifier. It offers comfort but no nourishment. Listen-to-a-lovely-little-lesson Christianity falls far short of the inner transformation and daily interaction that the living Jesus offers!

God wants to show you scenes that eye hasn’t seen. Then you can look at eternal things that are unseen and behold His glory! (See 1 Corinthians 2:9 and 10, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 4:18, Hebrews 11:27.

After a tormenting night, I was laying on my couch, trying to get some more sleep while praying and resisting the worry that was trying to overcome me. Suddenly, the sun was in my eyes annoying me, so I got up and noticed the scene in this picture on my pillow. (I had never noticed it before.) Then the words came to my mind, “Trust in My promises.”

When church focuses
On intellect,
Christians neglect
To connect
With Jesus.

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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1 Response to The mental wealth of inner health

  1. Marcus Hurst says:

    I can testify that the wealth of God’s smile on your life rates far above any monetary value. I wouldn’t give up my relationship with God for all the wealth in the world. In fact, money stinks in comparison.

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