The talkative Jesus talking inside me

–The Talkative Jesus–
The gentle coaxing of conscience,
Telling me to do what’s right,
The inner prompting to obey God,
The still-small urging to deny my desires
And put the will of God first,
A frequent nudge to pray,
Uplifting words to tell someone and
Kind deeds to do to serve someone,
Sudden awareness of a Bible verse:
When these things
Come across my mind
I know they’re not mine,
(Because I’m not that kind),
But thoughts from Jesus
Directing me His way.
The question isn’t:
Do I hear Jesus’ voice?
Its: Will I obey?

–Who’s Talking Inside Me?–
The inner talking
Inside your brain
Isn’t always “self-talk.”
Sometimes it’s the devil
And sometimes it’s the Lord.
It’s vital to be able
To tell the difference,
To know which voices
To reject and resist
And which to follow.

Photo by Aa Dil on

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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