Don’t Toss Boss Jesus

The boxed-up Jesus.
He’s been too long confined
And entwined
By the human mind.
His presence is
Too often declined
And removed
From life’s daily grind.
As humankind
We are designed
To be continually defined
And refined
By Him
And aligned
With His presence.
Don’t toss
Your Boss.
Make Jesus your daily Lord!

Church too often gathers
Without giving people
The opportunity
To experience the healing unity
Of unboxed Spirit-prompted,
Open-hearted community.

Some Christians only like Jesus if they can keep Him in a Sunday religious box and far away from daily life. As long as the new wine of God’s Spirit is kept boxed-up in religion, Christianity will only be a faint shadow of what God wants it to be. When Jesus is all boxed-up and neatly put away, we’re only pretending to be Christians.

Jesus is out of the grave and out of the box and He doesn’t appreciate people trying to return Him there. Boxed religion, handed out and consumed on Sunday morning, does little to change the world during the week. I need to let Jesus box me in His glorious presence, not try to box Him in my desires, feelings, and opinions.

Praying outside the religious box unlocks the power of God. Let the Holy Spirit carry your prayer to where you directly connect with the living Jesus.

Too many sermons are like boxed lunches — mass produced, bland, and quickly forgotten. The Bible doesn’t belong in a sweet religious box. It belongs in your heart where the living Jesus can ignite it!

Today Christians need more than Sunday preaching. We need one another’s spiritual and emotional support. Make church a Christ-led support group. Because human desires are often deceptive and destructive, we need discernment to decide which desires to delete and which to develop.

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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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