Fabulous faith will unravel your guilt quilt

If your faith isn’t fabulous, perhaps you’re stuck in a religious rut. Too often Christians in church look tranquilized rather than mobilized. Sometimes the mission of the church seems to be to satisfy and entertain Christians rather than to share Jesus’ love with the world.

Jesus is the way, but sometimes we slip off His trail and get stuck our ruts. Follow Him! You’ll never get better results in life if you sit in the same rut over and over again. Don’t let life shut you out. Have the guts to step out of your ruts!

Church can be like going to a gym once a week to sit and watch one man workout, thinking it will make you stronger. “Sit and be ministered to by a preacher” church may not be as powerful as “Let’s all minster to one another” church.

If it excuses and approves of sin, it’s not grace. Grace accepts the sacrificial death of Jesus as the payment for our sin. It doesn’t ignore our sin. Sin is like leaving a paved road and trying to take a short-cut through a gator infested swamp.

Guilt isn’t random. It’s caused by certain behaviors. To stop the guilt, stop the cause.

Guilt producing behaviors erode your mental health. Life works much better if you avoid them. Guilty pleasures steal your heart’s priceless treasures–inner peace, joy, mental health, contentment, relationships, innocence. Ignore your gas gauge; run out of gas. Ignore your conscience; run into guilt.

If you’re loaded to the hilt with a heavy quilt of guilt, don’t wilt in duress! Confess. Ask forgiveness. Put aside your mess. The best way to ease your conscience is to plead guilty, ask God for mercy and forgiveness, and then change your behavior.

Christians are called to be spiritual soldiers fighting to live a godly life and to be a godly light! For continual spiritual insight, keep the living Jesus in sight!

Matthew 18:20 says Christians gather for Christ manifestations and demonstrations, not for religious proclamations and delineations. Manifestations of Christ are much more powerful than talks about 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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