The risen Jesus is working on me (and you)

I have encountered the Lord. Now the risen Jesus interacts with me heart-to-heart.

I wake up in the morning with encouraging words running through my mind and heart. Then I get up and write them down.

Throughout the day hope-filled thoughts come to me and make me aware of Christ’s reality. I delight to bask in them and to savor His presence.

When I read the Bible, the words come alive. They cause me to feel that Jesus is real and with me in the moment.

Sometimes Jesus corrects me. Sometimes He directs me. Sometimes I even sense Him calling my name and saying that He loves me. He releases rivers of living water that flow out my heart and fill me with the fruit of His Spirit.

This morning I awakened with this poem flowing from within me:

The risen Jesus
Isn’t stuck far away
Back in history
Or in some future day.
He promised to be
With His people always
So He can now
Live inside of you
And give you victory
Throughout each day
As “Christ in you,
The hope of glory.”

The best day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection is every day. The best place is everywhere!

Easter Sunday may be over and done with for another year, but the resurrection of Jesus never passes away! Experience Him today!

I was in the woods on Easter Sunday (2023) celebrating the big stone that rolled away and left Jesus’ tomb empty. I was thrilled to see that nature had written Jesus’ initial on another big stone. Enlarge the pic below and notice the J on the big boulder in the waterfall at the center of the picture.

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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