Closed-hearted Christianity is counterfeit

Let God who opened wide the Red Sea open wide your heart! Dare to make the inner click to load the risen Jesus into your heart giving Him full permission to make His changes within you.

Closed-hearted Christianity is counterfeit. If you don’t keep your heart fully connected to the living Jesus, you’ll drift into nominal Christianity — “having a form of godliness but denying its power.”

True Christianity is the call to continually cultivate and grow your connection to the living Jesus. If your heart lacks a hearty hunger for more of the risen Jesus, there’s a spiritual disconnection within you.

Make lots of room for Jesus! Let Jesus take charge. Decrease and let Jesus increase. Let Jesus do what He wants to.

Set self-interest aside so Jesus can be your guide. Be Jesus-led, not self-driven.

Self-focus constantly seeks to distract my attention away from the risen Jesus, hide His presence, and produce spiritual passivity that leads to tormenting anxiety, frustration, and duress. The more I shelf self and take the Bible off the shelf to read and apply it with an open humble heart, the more I shift from being self-led to Spirit-led.

If the risen Jesus doesn’t show up, church is just a religious program. Spectator church meetings that only let people hear the word but allow them no opportunity to do it, ignore this Scripture: “Be doers of the word and not hearers only.

If you go to church to be a spectator, you’re going for the wrong reason. Jesus calls His followers together to be Spirit-led participants. To wake up a Sunday morning audience of spectators, open up the mic to Spirit-led participants.

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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