Life’s amazing when I’m Jesus-aware

I never get tired of focusing on and interacting with the living Jesus. Jesus died on a cruel cross 2,000 years ago, but He’s not dead and He’s not stuck in the past. Are you aware that He’s alive, present, and active today?

Insight and awareness often come as a personal whisper from Jesus. The more we listen to Him, the freer we become. Self-based feelings and desires are not reality. To alter your life to fit them is to depart from truth.

Focusing on our feelings and desires limits our awareness and distorts our perspective of life. Focusing on the risen Jesus fills us with supernatural insight, hope, and compassion. If you see Jesus as only for religious services or desperate situations, you’re missing out on the glory of the everyday Jesus!

If you’re always rushing to the next moment, it’s easy to continually bypass the living Jesus and leave Him in your dust. Hope is real and embedded in the human heart, but it won’t inspire you as long as you’re unaware of it! The circumstances around us and the anxiety within us lose their power when we stay aware of the glory of Christ in us.

The Creator of the Universe
Became a man named Jesus
To rescue us from self-destruction
And to free us
To follow Him.

The more
I let Jesus inspire
And empower me
The less
I'm driven
And controlled
By self-focused desire.

Being self-led
By feelings and desires
Leads to confusion,
Torment and despair.
Being Jesus-led
By following His Spirit
Leads to understanding,
Peace and hope.

Too many Christians
Want to be spoon-fed
By a nice sermon
But it's much better instead
To be Jesus-led
And to let Him
Be your Head.

Churches seem to be unaware
That ordinary Christ-followers
Have God-given insights
And powerful testimonies
That they could share.

If you declare
That Christ is in you
But you're not aware
Of His presence there
Perhaps you're deceived.

Look beyond temptation's glare
And the burdens that you bear.
Behold and be aware
Of the risen Jesus!

Running after
The dollar bill 
Can easily become
A lifetime treadmill
That make us unaware
Of the inner joy
Of "Christ in you."

How are you?
Don't settle for "fine"
When Jesus wants
To make your life divine,
Overflowing with
The Spirit's new wine.

If you don't have a desire
To be on fire
For Jesus
You won't be.
(Matthew 5:6.)

As human beings we’re spiritually dead until we’re born again and become Jesus-led. See John 3 and Romans 8 in the Bible.

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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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