Being forged & refined by Jesus

Jesus is the way
Beyond pride,
Beyond self-effort,
And beyond despair.
Let Jesus be the air
You breathe.
Let Him continually fill you
Like deep breathing,
His Spirit,
His very presence
Always working in
And through you.
Even if you’re called
A “fool for Christ,”
It’s spiritually
To be so “poor in spirit”
That your love for Jesus
Is so outrageous
That it becomes

Raw metal’s worthless until it’s heated red hot and then truly transformed by hammer and anvil. Let Jesus mold the metal in you. Forge ahead and trust Jesus to forge your heart. The only way that human iron ore becomes spiritual steel is through the heat of God’s forge.

Nothing is spiritually forged without God’s fire. Strong Christian growth requires a heart set ablaze with passion for Jesus. Jesus wants to forge your heart and restore it to His amazing glory on the anvil of His will.

Whenever I meet a person who’s openly passionate about following and obeying the living Jesus, there’s an instant inner bond between us. Our hearts have been forged to fit together.

Perhaps it would be better for Christians to let the living Jesus truly transform us instead of looking for a pastor to feed us on Sunday mornings. We need more than weekly religious feeding! We need Christ’s inner forging!

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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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