Hey there! Heightened awareness is calling

Stop and be aware
Of what’s in
Your mind and heart.
Is what’s there
Taking you where
You need to go?

What you choose
To be aware of
Can either abuse
Or enthuse.
It can tear you apart
Or fill you with joy.

Hey there.
Now I have your attention
And you’re aware
Of what I’ve written
,
But are you aware
Of what God’s written
On your heart?
Have you heard Him
Say, “Hey there?”

The focus of your awareness determines your feelings. Fix your awareness on what produces empowering and encouraging feelings.

Your external awareness extends far beyond your body. Let your internal awareness reach beyond your feelings and desires. To live without ongoing awareness of awe, beauty, and wonder is to live in self-inflicted blindness. If your awareness of unmeasurable qualitative reality has been stolen, get it back while you still can.

It’s easy to use the ear buds of triviality to dull your awareness of the things that really matter. Denial strives for unawareness by playing inner hide and seek with reality. Life never requires that you follow your feelings and desires. You have a choice.

When people are acutely aware of the presence of the living Jesus, you see His reality manifesting in their behavior. If you’re unaware of the real presence of the living Jesus, your attention will become fixed on insignificant things. Bored Christians have lost their awareness of the presence of the risen Jesus.

There’s nothing purposeless about Jesus’ presence! When people are uncomfortable with the presence of God, they hide Him behind religion or even deny His existence.

When unaware of the presence of Jesus, Christianity depends on forms and formulas, rituals and religion, plans and programs. You can’t be aware of the risen Jesus and unresponsive to His presence at the same time. If you have no response, you’re unaware. If churches want people to be aware of the presence of Jesus, they need to allow time for Him to demonstrate His reality.

The living Jesus is beyond mental awareness. He can only be perceived by a humbly surrendered heart. To be unaware of Jesus is to be asleep to the thrill of living in His reality. Christ-awareness dispels self-awareness and captivates my attention with His glory. Revival is heightened awareness of the presence of the risen Jesus.

Knowledge isn’t awareness. Many people know a lot about Jesus yet remain unaware of His presence. The more I’m aware of Jesus the less I’m aware of my personal desires. To be comfortable with sin requires an ongoing effort to be unaware of God.

Persistently reading the Bible with an open heart (like a love letter) will cultivate an awareness of the presence of Jesus as will opening your heart to God and to other people. Frequent prayer will also help you stay aware of Jesus. The more I’m conscious of my weakness, the more I’m aware of my need for God.

Consecration to Christ begins with awakening to the awareness of the omnipresence of the risen Jesus. If we’re unaware of His presence, we won’t be fully dedicated to His service.

When your heart is cold
Dare to behold
The risen Jesus
And let Him unfold
Heaven’s glory
In your soul
And make you whole.

Beware
Of deception.
Stay aware
Of Jesus.

In a moment
I became aware
That Jesus Christ
Is everywhere.
Are you aware?

If you become aware
Of Jesus
And the glare
Of His glory
Your life
Will never be
A boring story.

Make it your mission
To ever raise awareness
Of the risen Jesus
In your heart.

To reject
What God directs
Is sin.

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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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