Do Christians need a defibrillator?

Lord, defibrillate my heart. Revive me to the awareness of Your presence and Your prompts. Cause my heart to begin to beat in sync with You.

Christians need God’s defibrillator! Too many Christians are unaware of and unresponsive to the now presence of the risen Jesus and His inner promptings. We need Christ’s defibrillator to shock and revive our heart!

Your conscience is full of Jesus-prompts. Take some time and notice them.

When we stomp
God’s inner prompts
We choose to tromp
His will with our will.

The tethers of tradition and timidity keep many people trapped in spiritual passivity. As long as Christ in you is like a tethered balloon, you’ll be stuck and unable to freely flow with the wind of His Spirit. When we’re tethered to our desires we’re unwilling to follow and obey the living Jesus. If we neglect to remember to stay intimately connected to the living Jesus, we’re only going thru the motions of Christianity.

Without consciousness of Christ’s presence and daily dependence on His inner promptings we overlook His powerful reality in the now. Learn to be so dependent on Christ in you that He can literally live His life both within and through you every day. The more I surrender my independence and begin to depend on the risen Jesus the more I experience and treasure His reality.

The more you talk about Jesus, focus on His presence, depend on Him, and obey His inner promptings, the more you will treasure Him. Learn to treasure the now presence of Jesus more than life itself.

As long as Jesus is a hypothetical or historical abstraction in your life you’ll miss out on His glorious reality in the present. Dependency on Christ requires that you begin to notice, treasure, and obey the promptings that Jesus is putting inside your heart in the now.

To learn to be led by the Spirit, train yourself to regularly notice and promptly obey Jesus-promptings. Reading the Bible with an open heart shows us how the early Christians followed Jesus and trains us to experience and follow Him today. Unfortunately, many Christians study the Bible like a textbook but are unaware of the Teacher working in and through its words–the risen Jesus!

It’s time for Christians to move beyond just learning about Jesus and move into directly connecting with Him. Remember to experience and be aware of the living Jesus throughout the day.

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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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