Climb to the top of the cone

Unless you
Jesus first,
Will subdue

People have a need to be heard. God is always listening but few church services allow any time for ordinary people to be heard. Christianity’s not about people lined up in seated passivity. It’s about active and open heart-to-heart connection.

Christians want to unite around a thing that they can name–a church, a religious ministry, a missional organization, a person’s teaching. But once we identify with a thing, we distinguish ourselves from the Christians who aren’t aligned with our thing and further divide the body of Christ.

Jesus doesn’t want us to simply sit thru a Sunday church show. He wants us to open up and show Him our heart so He can show us His glory.

The closer people are to the risen Jesus, the closer they are to each other. There’s no connection like the Christ connection!

Christianity unity works like a sugar cone. Imagine a sugar cone upside down, surrounded by teeny people trying to connect with one another. What a difficult task that is with the cone separating them. However, when Jesus calls from the top of the cone, “Come unto Me,” the higher the people climb toward Jesus the closer they get to each other.

If you’re heart’s not getting more closely connected to the risen Jesus, it’s slipping farther away from Him. It won’t stay put. Keeping your attention fixed on Jesus is essential. Otherwise, you’ll become spiritually passive and lethargic.

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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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