Fear closing your heart to the risen Jesus and missing out on His mercy.

Words from the mind ramble on. Words from God’s Spirit roll with revelation like waves from Heaven. The inner release of Christ’s rushing rivers will cause your heart to runover with joy. Let God’s Spirit reveal to your heart the reality of the risen Jesus and radiate His glory within you.

The Holy Spirit is the Comforter. If you will trust Him with your heart, He will handle it with mercy and compassion. The fruit of the Spirit is a collage of good qualities. Courageously open your heart and let the Comforter release them within you.

The presence of the risen Jesus isn’t a subjective feeling. He is revealed reality you can experience and interact with anytime and anywhere that you will courageously open your heart to Him.

God sends the risen Jesus as His gift to heal your hurting heart and rescue you from bandage to self-destruction. To ignore or reject such a gift is tragic. Don’t be afraid of surrendering to the living Jesus. Be afraid of closing your heart to Him and missing out on His mercy.

People with a closed heart can hide, ignore, or medicate their inner pain, but they won’t heal until they open up and let some light shine on it. Let your heart overflow with the presence of Christ in you and you will be overcome with glory.

Keeping your heart closed is like keeping your eyes closed. You shut out the light. It’s easy to get so focused on ideas about Jesus that we overlook the this-moment presence of Jesus.

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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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