The forefront of your mind and the center of your heart

To believe that Jesus rose and is now present everywhere yet neglect to daily interact with Him is to miss the point of Christianity. For Christians to wake-up is to become gloriously aware that we carry Christ’s presence and to begin to let Him freely work in and through us today!

Making churches better and more efficient institutions won’t advance Christianity. Surrendering control to the living Jesus will! You won’t be able to follow the risen Jesus unless you keep Him continually in the forefront of your daily life.

Many Christians let Jesus hang around in the background of their life, but they don’t want Him to be in the forefront. Always keep the living Jesus in the forefront of your mind and the center of your heart!

Some thoughts that you shove into the background of your mind are coming directly from God. Notice them. The faint voice in the background of your mind trying to gently disrupt your plans is often Jesus prompting you to a better life. When a Christian courageously invites Jesus to step out of the background and instead to become Lord and Master everything changes!

Beware! Many churches now feature Christless sermons — secular-based motivational speeches disguised as religion.

It's hard to hear the sound
Of Jesus in the background.
Why not let Him come around
To the center of your attention
And set your life on His solid ground?

Jesus in the background,
Churches operating like
He's nowhere around. 
That's the hollow sound
Of empty religion.
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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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