Jesus steps have walked on water. They can keep me afloat!

Don’t mumble
Or grumble
When your
Self-steps stumble.
Trade them in
For Jesus-steps.

Christianity is about replacing self-steps with Jesus-steps — exchanging me-power for Jesus-power. (Jesus-steps are steps that are led and empowered by the living Jesus.) Self-steps based on our own desires, feelings, and opinions lead to bondage and deception. Jesus-steps lead to freedom in Christ. The more Jesus-steps I take, the more I find my heart dancing.

Discouraged people
Need to see you do
The Jesus-step.
So they can be amazed
At God’s choreography
In your life.

Jesus-steps have walked on water. They can aways keep me afloat! My steps toward Jesus are never as powerful as the steps I let Him take in and through me.

Follow His lead.
They don’t
Step on His feet.

Every Jesus-step you don’t take quenches His spirit in your life. When was your last Jesus-step? What is your next one? The first step from self-steps to Jesus-steps is repentance.

Don’t linger
And lounge
In comfort zones.

When you self-step into failure and pain, Jesus-steps are the way out. When you quick step in the wrong direction you get there much faster. Slow down then turn around. When the Bible says, “Walk in the Spirit,” it’s telling us to replace self-steps with Jesus-steps.

Self-steps roam
In a dome
Of deception.
Lead home.

Baby steps might not be your answer. The source of a step is much more important than the size. An occasional Jesus-step doesn’t make a Christ-follower. The first step in taking Jesus-steps is to surrender your will to His. Many Jesus-steps are easy, but our pride makes them seem difficult.

Too many Christians
Are hobbling
And wobbling
With baby steps
Instead of striding
And gliding
With Jesus-steps.

If it’s a Jesus-step take it. Avoid the self-step-strut. God has a next Jesus-step for you. Take it now! When you begin to consistently take Jesus-steps your life will turn around.

Self-steps climb
The mountain of pride
Jesus-steps glide
On the grace
Of humility.

A church that doesn’t train people to take Jesus-steps winds up with a room full of spectators. A Christ-follower is someone who has been trained to take ongoing Jesus-steps. Self-steps can take you to church, but only Jesus-steps can make you a disciple. Gathering as a Sunday morning audience isn’t an effective way to learn to take Jesus-steps.

The more Jesus-steps
That you take
The more sense
Your life will make.

Many people who go to church have never taken their first Jesus-step. If you’ve never taken Jesus-steps, you’ve never really walked! The smallest Jesus-step can do infinitely more than your greatest giant leap.

Jesus-steps go beyond
The tree of knowledge
To partake of
The tree of life.

Self-steps often lead to regret. Jesus-steps never do. Take the Jesus-step that you’ve been avoiding.

To let Christ
Be your inner guide
And make your every stride
A Jesus-step.

Jesus-steps are worth the walk! Pursue them. If you see a spring in my steps, it’s the ever-living Jesus abounding in my heart. When I take Jesus-steps and let Him lead me, my heart leaps with joy!

Though full of pride,
Slip and slide
And often collide
With reality.

Grace freely empowers human beings to take Jesus-steps, but freewill often rejects them. People who take Jesus-steps frequently find themselves at His feet pouring out gratitude and adoration.

Grace isn’t
An elevator to Heaven.
It’s the free gift
Of supernatural power
To take the Jesus-steps
That will get you there.

Self-steps grow weary, but Jesus-steps stay ever strong. I choose the goal for my self-steps, but God determines the goal for Jesus-steps.

It’s hard to
Move your feet
And take Jesus-steps
If your religion
Is nothing more
Than Sunday sitting
In a cold church seat.

Every step you take is either a self-step or a Jesus-step. Even the smallest Jesus-step will bring you closer to Him. The journey to eternal life follows the narrow way of Jesus-steps. Every step taken in Heaven is a Jesus-step, but earth suffers from a famine of Jesus-steps

Self-steps often mold
Us into familiar patterns
That make us cold
And continually hold
Us in the same old
Habits that keep us
From being bold
Inner-freedom fighters.

Stack up the Jesus-steps and you will step over the stack of life’s obstacles. If people can’t see you boldly taking Jesus-steps, you won’t be able to convince them to take them.

When you ask,
“What’s the matter
With my life,”
You’ve lost sight
Of the fact
That Jesus-steps

A great “service” a church service could offer would be to consistently demonstrate people Jesus-stepping with Christ’s infectious love and contagious joy. When Christians meet, they aren’t called to follow procedures or programs. They’re called to take Jesus-steps. When you experience a gathering of Jesus-stepping Christ-followers who are connected heart-to-heart with Jesus and with each other it’s life-changing.

Lead to missteps
But Jesus-steps
Lead to life.

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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