I’m a needy person

Instead of showing people the presence of the risen Jesus church too often presents a religious show. Church should be a Jesus reveal meeting always presenting the presence of Christ.

The religious establishment tends to train people to snuggle into and wear the self-righteous mask of pious rituals, rules, and routines — the I’m-holy-wardrobe. However, Jesus is searching for the lost — the real and the raw who know they are needy now and aren’t just hoping for a someday pass into Heaven.

Before I encountered and surrendered to the risen Jesus, I believed the lie that I was a good person because I was outwardly moral and wanted to follow the rules. However, when Jesus entered my life and I began to devour the Bible, He began to show me my great need for His presence, mercy, deliverance, healing, forgiveness, and empowerment.

By the grace of God, I’m now aware of my great need to be continually clothed with Christ. I agree with Jesus. He said: “Apart from Me you can do nothing.” I feel the reality of those words every day. Yet, I’m also aware of “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” I’m ever amazed at how He speaks and calms the storms in me moment by moment and keeps me afloat when I would surely sink without His presence!

Let me introduce you
To somebody
That nobody
Should ignore:
Here’s Jesus!

If you revive
Your awareness
That Jesus is alive
You'll be filled
With peace
And have no need
To strive
Or conive.
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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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