Appreciation, kindness, politics, & love

People who are unkind have run out of kindness and need to be filled up. Take a moment to share some kindness with them.

When you’re appreciative of the positive things in your life, you won’t be overcome by the negative. Before you evaluate or berate your life, take some time to appreciate it.

The more we let the living Jesus govern human hearts and minds, the more we will see God’s government working on earth. Human governments are all flawed, but the inward government of God is flawless, if only we would recognize the difference.

Politics has governmental and military power. It also has the power to control and divide people. There is a greater power source and that’s God’s love.  Jesus stayed nonpolitical, not siding with any political viewpoint; not the Romans, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, or the Zealots

My preferences and desires are distorted by my rebellion against God; but as I surrender to Christ; He realigns me to His will. Can we be “sports fans” if we seldom think about our favorite team or “Christians” if we seldom think about Jesus?

Jesus warned of “false prophets” and Paul of “another Jesus.” If someone calls himself a “heretic,” you might want to take him seriously and check what he believes with the Bible.

If you want to know the will of God, read Scripture with an open heart and listen to God’s voice in your conscience. Neither human consciousness nor the risen Jesus can be proven in a science lab, but you can experience them both every day!

Salvation through Christ isn’t an item to check off your bucket list, but a life-transforming intimacy with the risen Jesus. Christianity isn’t a one-time meeting with Christ or weekly talk about Him, but a submissive and continual relationship with Him.

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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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We 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 called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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