Alcohol can’t offer an overhaul

If you need
An overhaul
It won’t come
From alcohol
But it can come
From Jesus.

No brew
Can ever do
What Jesus
Will do
If you
Let Him
Ever brew
In your heart.

The reason people aren’t more excited about Jesus is that they mix lots of self-focus into their life and thus dilute His brew. Jesus can’t take control of your life until you stop insisting on doing what you want. Drinking might help you forget your guilt, but Jesus can completely erase it.

The solution to your inner emptiness isn’t alcohol, it’s Jesus. It’s not the old wine, but God’s New Wine. Alcohol overpowers people. Jesus empowers them.

Alcohol is not the answer, the risen Jesus is. You can’t really drown your sorrows, but you can replace them with the joy of the Lord.

If you won’t keep Jesus first, anything else you put first will let you down. What many people look for in drinking (comfort, companionship, stress relief, fun, inebriation) I find in the risen Jesus.

Some people think they need a drink. I know that I need the alive Jesus! Drinkers don’t want their glass to be empty. I don’t want my heart to be empty.

Instead of shots in a glass, Jesus gives me life-giving shots in my heart.

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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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