To inwardly fight
To overcome fright
And the dark night
Of the soul.
The risen Jesus
Is the light
Who can lead us
To the delight
Welcoming the risen Jesus into the building called your brain and the house called your heart is much more important than visiting a church building. The more I lose my mind and find the mind of Christ, the more His thoughts fill me with the joy that He designed me for. The best, most effective, and most powerful counselor I’ve ever had is the living Jesus. He continually heals and restores me.
Learn to be controlled by Christsanity (the mind of Christ), not by the chaos of human cravings and desires. Christsanity is to not “be conformed to the world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” It calls out: “March away from madness and into Christ’s gladness!” (Modern Christianity is based on “you-turns” where you turn (or don’t) as you see fit. Early Christianity was based on “U-turns” where you do an about face any time the Lord Jesus commands.)
Christianity without Christsanity is just as confused as secular culture. We need the “mind of Christ.” Christsanity requires ongoing personal connection with the living Jesus, not just hearing religious talks about Him.
Christsanity comes by continually surrendering to the literal Headship of the living Jesus, not by a following religious system. It’s produced by Spirit-led thinking. That’s the best mental health!
A simple hello to God is often the start of a life-long series of Spirit-led steps and supernatural God-sightings. When you feel like you’re losing your mind, look to the risen Jesus and let a daily relationship with Him restore you to sanity.
Christian revival (genuine spiritual awakening) is the spread of Christsanity. Unfortunately, Christianity is often more influenced by secular culture than led by the risen Christ. Christ-followers who don’t fit into religious systems are often rejected by organized Christianity the way the Pharisees rejected Jesus.
Institutional Christianity often gives people a false sense of spiritual security by causing them to believe that their religious affiliation puts them in right standing with God. Christians are supposed to be directed by Christ’s presence within them. The Bible calls that being “led by the Spirit.” See Romans 8:14.
Sanity isn’t offended
To be sane
Let Jesus reign
The unwillingness to hear and follow the voice of your conscience is a form of insanity. To deny the truth is to choose insanity, but we usually prefer to call it lying. Jesus is the truth. If you’re unwilling to tell yourself the truth, you’ll be uncomfortable around Him.
Lookie! Too many Christians are: 1) medicated by religious methods, 2) sedated by sermons, 3) anesthetized by apathy, and 4) inoculated by institutionalism, instead of being contagious with the fire of God. Lookie! I see Jesus right here, right now, saying: “Wake up!”