When you can’t do it, be God’s conduit

Somewhere between
Eager excuses
And excessive effort
We can surrender
To the Lord
And let His spiritual gifts
Overflow with
The fruit of His Spirit
From within us
As we open our heart
As a conduit
To graciously give
What we have
Flowing through us.
(Can’t do it?
Be God’s conduit
And leave the results
With Him.)

Even when Jesus
Doesn’t appear
To your eyes
The evidence
Of His presence
Is near.

The living, resurrected Jesus Christ needs to be experienced, not analyzed. The true nature of Christianity is relational, not informational. Let the living water of the Holy Spirit freely flow through you so that it refreshes and enlivens everyone you encounter.

Desires you accommodate
Ever persist.
Those you resist
Gradually desist.

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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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