Is the human heart a cauldron of rebellion?

The human brain
Isn’t a train
To run on a track.
It’s a tool
To gain
Fresh insight.

Light reveals.
Darkness hides.
Moment by moment
We choose sides.

God’s call
Isn’t to fake
Being good.
It’s to let Him remake
Our rebellious heart.

Planet earth is a cauldron of rebellion. We humans have chosen to follow our desires instead of God’s. Let God clean the cauldron of your heart. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.”

The Lord God Omnipotent could nip your rebellion in the bud. Instead, He patiently and loving calls for you to freely surrender to His will.

If you try to faithfully obey your conscience, you come to realize that you can’t be truly good by your own effort. Something inside you needs to be changed.

It’s much easier to loudly redefine what we call right than it is to actually do what our conscience says is right. When an idea violates my conscience, no matter how much I love the person who proclaims it, I must kindly disagree.

Sin boils in the cauldron of human hearts, ready to rumble out at any moment. Conscience tries to restrain it but only Jesus can drain it.

The Bible’s full of life-giving words that bring fresh bread to my hungry heart. Light reveals hope. Darkness conceals it. If the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit aren’t actively noticeable in a church service, there might be a sermon but there’s no visible demonstration of the Spirit.

Jesus showed me
My sin’s reality
And caused me
To see
Life differently.

To rebel against
The absolute
Is not astute.
You can’t refute
And forever mute

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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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