Speaking hostile words is like throwing stones

Words are like stones
That we throw
Into the lake of life.
When they’re
Heard or read,
Their ripples spread
In people’s hearts
And heads.
Make your splash
In life’s lake
Not hate.

For many decades, I’ve found my best source of uplifting words is the Bible when read with my heart open to God’s Spirit. When Christians are unwilling to hear God’s Spirit, we’re directly disobeying Scripture. (Revelation 2:7,11,17,29, and 3:6,13,22.) When we consistently read the Bible with an open hungry heart (like we would read a love letter) it will lead us to directly encounter the living, resurrected Jesus.

All countries and organizations contain some degree of systemic wrongdoing. There’s no perfect human society. We need to follow the Scriptures and God’s Spirit, not human opinions. Religious activity without God’s light actively shinning in your heart is a formality without the power to bring inner freedom.

Those who choose to follow their own feelings, desires and opinions need to be loved, because they’re not hearing and obeying the words that lead to joy and peace. Try this: Read the NT every day for 21 days for at least 5 minutes a day, with an open heart, and at some point along the way you will have an amazing encounter with the risen Jesus.

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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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