Some Simmering Simmsisms

When wrong is called right and right is called wrong, moral confusion soon comes along. Don’t let your life be directed by happenstance, but by a holy stance!

Much of what we experience and how we feel today will be the consequences of our past thoughts, words, and behaviors. If you don’t like how you feel change the thoughts, words, and images you are filling yourself with. To feel good fill up with good!

Some people think gratitude is a mere platitude. In reality, it’s a life-changing attitude.

Since our ways and God’s ways contradict (Isaiah 55:8), how can we follow our plans and programs and be Spirit-led at the same time? God is always looking for full-time Christ-followers — 24/7/365! Following Jesus — letting Him correct you & lead you, even in ways you don’t want to go — is an incredible adventure!

Politics can change laws and attempt to enforce them, but can’t change hearts and minds. That takes Christ’s presence and power.

If race is based on skin appearance, shouldn’t tattooed be a race? It’s hard to mistreat people when you know their heart. Open hearts produce kindness and compassion.

Equal rights must include the right of conscience. No one should be required to approve of behaviors they believe morally wrong.

To disagree with other people is your right. To mistreat others is to broadcast your own insecurities. There is no justifiable reason to mistreat people. Jesus said to even “love your enemies.”

Inspiration will change a nation. So will degradation. All change isn’t equal.

A strong desire, craving, or compulsion to do something, doesn’t make it morally right. Here’s a mind-bender: When we surrender to God as our defender, life will render peace and joy!

Birthed people should respect prebirthed people. To mistreat any human life is to disrespect it all.

For too many people their only exposure to the Word of God is through the filter of a preacher. Filtered water is good; a filtered Bible, not so good. Read it for yourself! Christians don’t need celebrity experts to explain the Bible and God’s Spirit. We need to listen directly to the Bible and the Spirit.

Church is too often like a theme park train. It goes in a circle and lets you off the same place you got on. When the members of the body of Christ are quenched & confined to sit passively for a program, the Spirit is quenched.

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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2 Responses to Some Simmering Simmsisms

  1. Jon says:

    Steve, These are great! Thanks for sharing them.

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