A hope destroying mindset or mental health?

A hope destroying mindset isn’t good for your mental health. When guilt is denied or hidden, it leads to inner torment; when sorrowfully and openly admitted, to inner peace and mental health.

Step out of the entangling net of regret. Openly acknowledge, continually resist, and turn away from your sin.

Guilty pleasure
Is a fake treasure
That sends stormy weather
To steal your inner wealth
And destroy your mental health.

Life lived without repentance
And heart-felt contrition
Produces a fake rendition
Of your inner condition
And the demolition
Of your mental health.

True contrition
Isn’t once and done.
It’s an ongoing condition
Of the heart.

The inner condition
Of deep contrition
Is the ignition
That releases
The fire of God
In a human heart.

There’s a big difference
Between God and me
That for some strange reason
Is hard for me to see.
He’s perfect and I’m a mess

When I know that I’m still far from 100% right, it makes me contrite and hungry for God. People who have the courage to face their guilt, openly admit and continually resist their sin, and seek Christ’s ongoing help are supernaturally transformed from within.

Contrition is the humble realization that we often stray from God and His will, and the burning desire to be continually healed and restored so we can daily live in His glorious presence. Without contrition and repentance, the kingdom of God will seem like a distant myth instead of a glorious reality.

The church you attend says it belongs to Christ. Therefore, Jesus is the highest authority in the meeting. Listen to and obey Him as the only Head! If churches were continually focused on Jesus, cultivating His presence, and surrendered to His authority, people wouldn’t feel the need to drive miles to a revival!

Your home can have the presence you felt at Asbury. Ask Alexa to play your favorite anointed worship songs. Then sing along pouring out your heart to Jesus (Try this one: “Sweet Holy Spirit” by New World Song.)

Your inside edition
Matters the most.
Always make your heart
A humble host
For Jesus!

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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