From atheism to mysticism (attitudes toward God)

The art
Of walking with God
Requires an honest,
And open heart.

Approaching God
With a big head
And small heart
Isn’t the way
To start
Seeking Him.

I’ve noticed that many people who resist being influenced by God, eagerly embrace the influence of people’s destructive attitudes and behaviors. Way is that?

Religion tends to formalize God and utilize Him to promote an organizational structure. I prefer to let Him revitalize me from the inside out. When you feel distant from God take that as constructive feedback telling you to come to Him with less pride and more humility.

The intricate complexities of nature make a Creator obvious. Nominal religion tries to placate God. Agnosticism ignores God. Atheism denies God. Mysticism seeks to have experiences with God. Pharisee-ism demands outward adherence to rules about God. Scholasticism tries to understand and explain God. But the Bible says, “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”

I like to enjoy God throughout the day–to continually stay aware of and surrender to His presence ever working inside of me. In a society that chooses to ignore God, I continually yearn to know Him better.

The only fully satisfying solution for the human need for companionship is ongoing heart-to-heart interaction with the living God. When God is avoided and kept at a distance the primary reason’s not unbelief but an unwillingness to be accountable. By presenting God as an impersonal force, pantheism tries to avoid being accountable to the living, personal, and interactive God.

Most human attitudes toward God reject His omnipresence and keep Him at a distance as “someone in the great somewhere.” Any desire that doesn’t lead to God is a distraction from following the living Jesus.

Too often sermons are quickly forgotten religious speeches that produce no fruit. However, Spirit-led Christ-followers radiate His presence and love wherever they go. As long as you’re on the planet, it’s never too late to approach God with a humble, open, and honest heart.

It doesn't require
Wisdom or faith
To be inflamed
By the fire
Of evil desire.
That's why 
We need accountability
To our conscience
And to God.
Photo by Sadaham Yathra 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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