Replace my presumption with humility . . .

Pride makes truth harder to find and honesty harder to express, because our self-interest and self-protection keep getting in our way. For people who value their own opinions more than truth, any statement that disagrees with them is fake news. Jesus, replace my presumption with humility, my self-promotion with service to others, and my worry with trust in You.

The reason we need revelation: Reason only explains to the mind’s satisfaction but revelation exposes the heart’s dissatisfaction and pride. Revelation is the opposite of pride and denial.

If Jesus Christ isn’t actively working in and thru you on a daily basis, then perhaps you only have a head knowledge of Him.

Mystery, mysticism, miracles, and manifestations or the risen Jesus, happen a lot, but are often missed because of closed hearts. Biblical Christianity flows from the inside out. It was never intended to work from the outside in. If Christians were trained to interact with and obey the risen Jesus, we’d never be home alone, but always enjoying His presence.

The most powerful event in my life happened in a moment (like a flash of light) when suddenly I perceived Jesus to be alive and present.

Dishonesty impacts reality like a child playing peekaboo. You’d think people would outgrow it. It’s really hard to understand what you don’t want to know.

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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