How’s your Jesus receptivity?

Receptivity? You can meet with Jesus anytime and anyplace. How about now, right where you are? Tune in to God’s Spirit. Tune out the distractions. Continual receptivity to the risen Jesus will give you the ride of your life and keep you rejoicing throughout the day!

You can hear about Jesus, read about Jesus, and think about Jesus while ignoring His presence. Try not to do that! Oh, that church would show us how to intimately interact with the living Jesus, not just inform us about Him! Every Sunday Christians are taught to listen to sermons, but we’re seldom taught to listen to the living Jesus.

Be God’s tide receiver. Catch and ride the waves of the Spirit. Improve your receptivity to God’s Spirit. No one on earth is fully attuned to God’s Spirit. Continually seek Him with all your heart!

Hearing talks about Jesus can be boring but experiencing His presence (although sometimes scary) is never boring! If you read the Bible without assumptions, it will deeply touch your heart!

The more self-conscious we are, the less we’re aware of the presence of Jesus. To live consumed by His presence is glorious! When I want an outcome focused on satisfying me, I’m not surrendered to God’s will. When I won’t align my opinions, desires, and feelings with God, they spiral and release many inner tornados.

A prayer to the One who owns it all: Lord, help me be all Yours, willingly surrendered to and nonresistant to Your ownership of me and all that I see. Help me ever be directly led by the inner voice of Your Spirit while rejecting the control my desires.

Make room for Jesus.
Come what may
Listen throughout the day
To what He has to say.

Let’s actively adore
The risen Jesus
And be careful
Not to ignore
His presence.

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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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