Bland faith?

Christianity that fails to produce fire in your soul probably is something less that the real deal. Some people are afraid of blind faith, but I find bland faith far more frightening. Bland faith is powerless. Living faith opens eyes, transforms lives, & sets people gloriously free.

Over-planning quenches the Holy Spirit by eliminating the need for His direct leadership. Asking for and receiving forgiveness from God and from other people is much more powerful than trying to forgive yourself.

Unhappiness is a warning that you’re misusing your mind–an opportunity to readjust your thinking to produce peace and fulfillment. For emotional healing, learning and applying new coping skills is much more effective than merely taking pills. Everybody alive is shaping the future. Shape yours well!

Too many people want filtered water and unfiltered thoughts, but what you drink with your mind can be more harmful than any water. You got where you are by the roads you took. Do you like your destination or is it time to reroute?

Farm your mind; raise a crop of positive, uplifting, peaceful, and encouraging thoughts. Then harvest them daily.

It’s a dangerous thing to delegate your relationship with God to a pastor, a priest, or anyone else. When we make anything human “supreme” in our lives, we step outside of the kingdom of God where God alone is supreme.

 

Advertisements

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
This entry was posted in faith, faith in God, faith walk, forgiveness, Holy Spirit, kingdom of God, self-forgiveness, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s