If people would rely on Jesus as much as they do on alcohol . . .

Need hope?
Too much drinking
Will give you a hangover,
But full surrender
To the ever-living Jesus
Will give you a glorious
Inner makeover!

The best way
Out of a funk
Isn’t to get drunk.
It’s better to chunk
The alcohol
And let Jesus plunk
Your pain
Down the drain.

If you think
You need a drink
To help unwind
Your mind,
You should try
Soaking in
The presence
Of the risen Jesus!

If people at restaurants, sporting events, parties, and bars sought to be influenced by the risen Jesus as much as they do by alcohol what a wonderful world it would be. Alcohol is a poor substitute for the new wine of God’s Spirit overflowing from within. The Bible offers being filled with God’s Spirit as a glorious alternative to getting drunk. (Ephesians 5:18.)

The Jesus cycle spirals upwards “from glory to glory.” The drinking cycle can take you down the drain. Let Spirit-led prayer flow as freely and spontaneously as alcohol at a bar. “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” If you really want to relax and loosen up, open up and take in the presence of the living Jesus.

The best way to drown your sorrows is to let yourself be captivated by the living Jesus. I’m a Christaholic. I can’t get enough of the risen Jesus! My heart continually drinks the new wine of the Holy Spirit. Jesus keeps me so filled with joy that I have no desire for alcohol.

Under the influence of the living Jesus life is beautiful. I never want to be away from His influence.

There’s never a hangover from being intoxicated with Jesus. When you let Him lift your spirit there’s no need to come down.

You can’t permanently burry your anxiety in a bottle, but Jesus can carry your burdens and bless you with bountiful inner peace. The more you absorb the new wine of God’s Spirit, the more alcohol will seem like drinking the Kool-Aid.

When Christians gather to worship, we should drink in the actual presence of the Lord more than we trust a in program or a pastor. The Bible says that there should be no divisions among Christ-followers. Anything that divides the body of Christ isn’t biblical.

Addiction to alcohol
Is devastating.
Addiction to Jesus
Is liberating

As alcohol fills your body
It drains your brain
Til you act insane.
Then it sets you up
For hangover pain.

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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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