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.