The glory of God’s oratory in my heart

God’s thought-voice is audible
And you are capable
Of hearing it,
If you make
Your heart available,
Just like you hear
Other thoughts in your mind.

I’ve never heard anyone preach or speak like the glory of God’s oratory in my own heart. His thought-voice continually leads me from within and fills me with floods of insight and joy.

If you can use thoughts to silently speak in your mind, God can too. Learn to recognize the thoughts that God gives you.

Church-based Christianity needs to be more aware of the presence and thought-voice of God. It needs to use more of a listening-heart approach to God than an intellectual lecture approach.

Biblical Christianity isn’t a sedative. It’s a shake-up to break up complacency, not religious make-up to cover up our rebellion. Casual Christian discipleship is a ship that will always sink. Discipleship won’t float without burning passion and commitment.

Biblical Christianity is challenging, not comfortable. Casual Christianity is lukewarm. Too often church oratory is merely auditory and has little or no impact on a person’s lifestyle. Christians are called to be doers of the Word, not bystanders or Sunday-service-sitters.

Experience the Jesus story
In your daily life.
Don’t just depend
On religious oratory.

Too often church lets a good talker monopolize the mic every week and requires everybody else to pretend to be good listeners. A sermon that stirs nothing up and creates no burning desire to do the word that was heard is just a casual talk. I saw The Jesus Movement of the 1970s gradually became a causality of church-based casual Christianity.

Casual Christianity makes me yawn, but when people are surrendered to the ever-living Jesus, I feel His fire in them. Christians are called to be audible about their affection for Jesus (not silent sitters). “Shout it from the housetops.”

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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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