The beautiful soundtrack of heart-felt Christianity

Let the living Jesus breathe
On the wind chimes
In your heart
And play beautiful music
That fills you with joy.

The soundtrack of biblical Christianity is the voice of “Christ in you, the hope of glory” continually prompting you to follow Him and His humility, not your own desires. No matter where you are in your life, God has more for you — more joy, more inner peace, more healing, more power, more love, more of Jesus than you’ve yet to experience.

If you won’t open your mouth you’re resisting your dentist’s help. If you won’t open your heart, you’re resisting God’s help. Decide to be Spirit-led, not spiritually dead.

“The meek inherit the earth” because they humbly obey God’s command to Joshua, “Fear not,” and they realize that stepping out in Spirit-led faith makes fear flee. It takes courage and faith to stop seeking self-love and to fully surrender your heart and life to God’s love. To truly love your neighbors as yourself you must put your attention on their needs instead of your own.

Trying to forgive yourself is like trying to give yourself money. It’s much more powerful to humbly receive God’s forgiveness. Dare to open your heart and let the risen Jesus live within you, surge through you, and continually direct you.

The fruit and gifts of the Spirit are the results of courageously opening your heart to be daily prompted and led by the Spirit. If people watch your daily steps, will they see Spirit-led faith or self-focused comfort? If your daily steps aren’t being directed by the Lord, you’re not being led by the Spirit. Until Jesus has captured your heart and adoring and obeying Him has become your greatest desire Christianity will be more of a duty than a delight.

I’m not a good person. I’m a forgiven person. That’s why I’m so grateful to and excited about the living Jesus! I’ve always wanted to be a good person and I’ve tried really hard to be one, but I’ve never been able to truly be a good person deep inside my heart. That’s why I need God’s mercy and grace.

If you will humbly open your heart to God you will experience His presence. If you won’t you won’t.

Pride and pretense defy common sense. The more I’m aware of the presence and glory of the risen Jesus the more that I realize that I have nothing to be proud about.

Clear words that dart
Into your heart
And nudge you to hope
Are often God’s call
To a fresh new start.

Don't just occasionally
Glance at the Bible
And then toss it.
Read it until
It opens
A spiritual faucet
Of living water
In your heart.

Your pride
Will collide
With God.
Let's you receive
The ability
To embrace
His grace.

Freedom from sin
Is beyond mere belief.
It is actual inner relief
From the control
Of destructive desires
And their inner fires
That have burned
Deep within us
With rebellion and pride.
That freedom comes
When we finally decide
To humbly surrender our will
And let the risen Jesus
Be our constant inner Guide.
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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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