Seeing beyond the spin

Wherever there is spin, sight is blurred. Christians are called to look for truth without spinning facts to fit our opinions. My interpretation of a fact isn’t a fact. It’s only my opinion, not ultimate truth.

To repent is to re-view life from God’s perspective. God in His kindness shines His light in human hearts. His glorious light causes us to reframe, refocus, rethink, and renew how we view and interpret our daily life. Then we begin to see life from God’s perspective through the beautiful characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23.)

If we reject or resist God’s light and refuse to see, we stay stuck in the fleshly confines and confusion our own self-based perspective. Our pride, feelings, and desires make it difficult to face the reality that disagrees with them.

The mission of a Christian is to actively demonstrate heart-felt love for God and for people through both words and actions. Instead of “giving a lesson” or “teaching a class” or “bringing the message,” perhaps it’s time to demonstrate Jesus’ presence!

Whenever life seems ordinary and you’re feeling bored, connect heart-to-heart with the living Jesus and you’ll have more excitement than you can imagine. I love to see the glow of joy on the faces of people spontaneously pouring out their heart as they worship Jesus with great gratitude and humility.

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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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