Are you light-hearted?

light hearted

Christ-followers are
Called to be light-hearted,
Full of inner brightness,
Radiating love, hope, and joy,
Shinning like beacons in the night.
However, too often our hearts
Have absorbed the darkness
Of our distressed and discouraged world.
Rather than dancing lights,
We’ve become night stalkers,
Imitating the darkness around us.
What can restore love, hope, and joy?
We must find the courage
To roll up our shades
And let one another see
The brightness of Christ
That’s been hidden in us.

What can let us see God’s light
Not just in spiritual heights,
But lived out by regular people
Who gather to be real
And to release the inner light
By openly sharing
The tenderness of Christ
That’s been working
Within each one of us?
The lost biblical concept
Of 1 Corinthians 14:26:
Ekklesia.
(To learn more about the New Testament concept of ekklesia, check out my book: Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia.)
(Experience ekklesia every Sunday morning at 10:45 at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207.)
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. 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 lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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